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Old 08-05-2013, 10:13 AM   #11
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For those who are buying in the winter months, does that mean that you're losing a good chunk of your warranty period while the camper just sits for the winter?

Maybe it's not a problem/no different than a normal purchase - we bought in July, camped until November, ran south for 2 weeks in December, but then let it sit from January to April.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:46 PM   #12
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We bought a previous year model at an RV show in the spring. About 1/3 off MSRP due to being the previous year model and a 5 year extended warranty thrown in as part of buying at the show.

But then again, we've been dealing with this dealer for 2 years now waiting for the right trailer to come along to meet our floor plan, weight and price guidelines. If you're willing to wait, a deal will usually come along.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:00 PM   #13
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In Texas you can pretty much use it all year round so i dont think any time is better than the other. i have seen friends get the best deals in jan during or right after the local rv Show. i bought mine the end of june and got a good price
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:27 PM   #14
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I would think right after you win the lottery is a real good time, now you might think that is a smart as* response but bear with me here, when we started looking 4 years ago we saw a brand new Airstream 34' with a slide out that was running just about 100,000. Now we would have loved to buy it but 100,000 !! so we bought a 28 safari for 46,000, but after a few outings we decided it was too small, so we traded it in on a $76,000 36 RE touring edition, well now we needed a bigger truck so off to Ford we go and buy a 2008 f250 diesel, have the hitch installed and a set of airbags for good measure, all set! well after driving it around for a few months we said " hey we don't need something this big, We should look at a super C" so off we go to the dealer and bought a $129,000 36' super c motorhome, now i don't need that big diesel pickup so off to the dealer we go and trade it in on a smaller dodge 1500. used the super c for about 6 months and thought gee we really don't like owning a house so lets sell it and move into the RV, so after a few weeks the house is under contract and we are living at Disney's fort wilderness in the super c, now the wife says " we need something bigger" so off to the dealer we go and buy...... ( can you guess?) A $89,000 36 Ckts, but we don't have truck so we have it delivered to fort wilderness, now life is great all the room in the world, no grass to cut, but after 4 months the wife says " I miss a house" so I find a house, we buy it and guess what, now i have to buy a truck to move the 36 CKTS, so off to the ford dealer i go and get a 2012 F350 DRW Diesel. So a few months go by and I struggle with parking the 36 CKTS and the wife thinks, well since we are not living in it any longer we can get something smaller so over to the dealer we go and buy a 2013 Aviator Wright Flyer. So to sum it up its best to buy an Rv right after you have won the lottery so you can but the one you want to start with.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:49 PM   #15
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I would think right after you win the lottery is a real good time, now you might think that is a smart as* response but bear with me here, when we started looking 4 years ago we saw a brand new Airstream 34' with a slide out that was running just about 100,000. Now we would have loved to buy it but 100,000 !! so we bought a 28 safari for 46,000, but after a few outings we decided it was too small, so we traded it in on a $76,000 36 RE touring edition, well now we needed a bigger truck so off to Ford we go and buy a 2008 f250 diesel, have the hitch installed and a set of airbags for good measure, all set! well after driving it around for a few months we said " hey we don't need something this big, We should look at a super C" so off we go to the dealer and bought a $129,000 36' super c motorhome, now i don't need that big diesel pickup so off to the dealer we go and trade it in on a smaller dodge 1500. used the super c for about 6 months and thought gee we really don't like owning a house so lets sell it and move into the RV, so after a few weeks the house is under contract and we are living at Disney's fort wilderness in the super c, now the wife says " we need something bigger" so off to the dealer we go and buy...... ( can you guess?) A $89,000 36 Ckts, but we don't have truck so we have it delivered to fort wilderness, now life is great all the room in the world, no grass to cut, but after 4 months the wife says " I miss a house" so I find a house, we buy it and guess what, now i have to buy a truck to move the 36 CKTS, so off to the ford dealer i go and get a 2012 F350 DRW Diesel. So a few months go by and I struggle with parking the 36 CKTS and the wife thinks, well since we are not living in it any longer we can get something smaller so over to the dealer we go and buy a 2013 Aviator Wright Flyer. So to sum it up its best to buy an Rv right after you have won the lottery so you can but the one you want to start with.
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I would think right after you win the lottery is a real good time, now you might think that is a smart as* response but bear with me here, when we started looking 4 years ago we saw a brand new Airstream 34' with a slide out that was running just about 100,000. Now we would have loved to buy it but 100,000 !! so we bought a 28 safari for 46,000, but after a few outings we decided it was too small, so we traded it in on a $76,000 36 RE touring edition, well now we needed a bigger truck so off to Ford we go and buy a 2008 f250 diesel, have the hitch installed and a set of airbags for good measure, all set! well after driving it around for a few months we said " hey we don't need something this big, We should look at a super C" so off we go to the dealer and bought a $129,000 36' super c motorhome, now i don't need that big diesel pickup so off to the dealer we go and trade it in on a smaller dodge 1500. used the super c for about 6 months and thought gee we really don't like owning a house so lets sell it and move into the RV, so after a few weeks the house is under contract and we are living at Disney's fort wilderness in the super c, now the wife says " we need something bigger" so off to the dealer we go and buy...... ( can you guess?) A $89,000 36 Ckts, but we don't have truck so we have it delivered to fort wilderness, now life is great all the room in the world, no grass to cut, but after 4 months the wife says " I miss a house" so I find a house, we buy it and guess what, now i have to buy a truck to move the 36 CKTS, so off to the ford dealer i go and get a 2012 F350 DRW Diesel. So a few months go by and I struggle with parking the 36 CKTS and the wife thinks, well since we are not living in it any longer we can get something smaller so over to the dealer we go and buy a 2013 Aviator Wright Flyer. So to sum it up its best to buy an Rv right after you have won the lottery so you can but the one you want to start with.
I'd like to have the option to even think about doing all that! My bank account tells me that I'm happy with what I have!
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:38 PM   #17
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Mine tells me I am happy with my Aviator, even though the wife thought i should get something bigger now that she has a 100 lb. huskita ( husky-akita mix) along with the pom. and the american eskimo dog. As far as having the bank account, if I did not spend all the extra funds on RV's she may have gone part time on me or worse, retire.
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