Originally Posted by herk7769
What is it with the "Standard Option" crap?
No one else does that; just the RV industry.
It is an "option" they charge for; but you can't order a camper without it.
Other "standard options" are things like smoke detectors and the propane detector.
We're just about to take our standard options off. Not sure why everyone else does it that way, ours started off from corporate???? It's kind of like blue laws. At on time there was a reason to do it that way (accounting issue, adding a new tax but calling it something else) then over time we forget why they were charged but forced and then no one bothers to change it.
The Safe & Sound was a package deal that we offered dealers. There is sound logic behind why we do it for dealers (that I won't get in to), but one reason is that we get many units spec'd the way we want them instead of 29 different builds. Many times a dealer is more concerned with hitting a price point and not giving customers what they commonly want.