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Old 09-13-2016, 06:10 PM   #11
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IMO, you can't go wrong with Couch Rv. Bought ours in Feb and picked up in may. Prices never changed

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Old 09-13-2016, 06:26 PM   #12
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The best time to buy anything is when you can take the emotion out of it. A good salesperson never sells you anything, he convinces you to sell yourself.


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Old 09-14-2016, 08:51 AM   #13
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In my Opinion:

1.) If you plan to not use the unit over the winter than that portion of warranty will always be under utilized so when the 1 year starts to me doesn't matter. It would be nice to have some warranty left when you do the spring start up.

2.) I'm not a big fan of buying at RV shows. If you find exactly want you've been looking for and if it happens to be a unit they want to move quickly you may get a good deal. Otherwise.. I don't think you'll find too many "steals" at a show. They are great places to see many different models with reduce sales pressure,

3.) We ordered our last 3 unit in Jan or Feb so they arrived near the start of camping season. We tend to focus more on getting exactly what (we think) we want instead of getting the rock bottom price. btw if you order in Jan or Feb, you'll most likely be getting a 2018.

4.) I know many go the wholesale route. We're pretty lucky in that we have 3 family owned Mom/Pop dealers in our area and have always been satisfied with our deals. They have always beat the large dealers like CW, General and Lazy Days.

Ultimately, you need to buy what you really want and comfortable with your decision. A year after your purchase, you'll likely not be thinking about the good deal you got if you are disappointed in features or floorplan compromises.
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:18 AM   #14
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I agree with taking the emotion out of it. I tend to shop around to find the unit(s) I want. Then I try to get the best price on it.

Buying onsale is great so long as it is the unit you want, important that you don't settle on buying a unit that is onsale but it doesn't fully satisfy your 'wants & needs'.

Make the deal and don't look back.
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:25 AM   #15
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you can buy anytime you don't really want to. Like others have said, take the emotion out of the buying. We bought both of ours just looking without really going in looking to buy.
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:58 AM   #16
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Crunchman,you should check in advance about the 2nd year Warr! Not all units offer it! Villas are a ? unit! Youroo!!
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:08 PM   #17
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We went to the Boston RV expo last January not planning to buy anything. We happened to find a camper that filled all of our requirements at a price we were willing to pay and a weight my truck could tow. Took delivery 4 months later.

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Old 09-14-2016, 12:21 PM   #18
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Crunchman,you should check in advance about the 2nd year Warr! Not all units offer it! Villas are a ? unit! Youroo!!
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:08 PM   #19
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Thank you everyone for the great advice. We are going for the trailer that will fit our needs, wants and must haves. It seems the best price is to be had by Couch's, they are killing everyone else on price. (Thousands) .
Wife and I are still looking at the top 5 and narrowed it down to a few.
We hope to look at a couple this weekend. I will keep the board posted.
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:20 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Ian Walker View Post
Hi crunchman12001,
You mentioned buying the FR 2nd year extended warranty.
BEWARE you only have something like 10 days to apply for this
& don't expect your dealer to tell you about it.

Correction on the time frame. According to the FR Warranty you have 90 days from the time of purchase to obtain the 2nd year warranty.

And, yes, Ian is correct regarding the dealers NOT informing you of this, they would rather you buy their very expensive Warranty.

Here is a copy of the Warranty showing the qualified Models / Costs.
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