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Old 08-09-2016, 05:21 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by NorSnrub View Post
The markup on rvs is about
40% over msrp.
The common opinion around the forum seems to be that you should be able to get min. 30% off the MSRP. I've never bought a trailer brand new, so I can't offer any first hand experience on that. I doubt that I'd able to get that up here in Canada though.

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Old 08-09-2016, 06:27 PM   #42
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If you have not, meet with and show them the reduced price you received from the other dealer.

Did the "sales person" say they would not service units not purchased there? Call or stop by the the service department, and ask them ! Sometimes the sales, and service dept are worlds apart !

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Old 08-09-2016, 08:19 PM   #43
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Go on the internet and if you have looked around and know the make and model you want try looking up Wana rv in Shipshewana IN. Buying was good form them but trade in was terrible. But even with the bad trade they beat everyone I checked with in other parts of the country.
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Old 08-09-2016, 08:47 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by NorSnrub View Post
The markup on rvs is about
40% over msrp.
I hope you meant "invoice," not "msrp."
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:48 AM   #45
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Everybody has the right to their own opinion but here was my thinking. I talked to the dealer and he told me the price. I told him that I could get the trailer for $8,000 cheaper. I told him I would prefer to purchase locally so would he be willing to deal with me. He said no and he would be reluctant to do my warranty work. I asked him if he got paid for warranty and he said yes. He then added that I would have to get the trailer to Oregon. I told him I could get that done for $900. The deal was pay my $8000 or I won't do your warranty. I paid $950 to have it towed to my house and parked in the driveway, including a $50 tip. Found a repair shop that was authorized to work on FR. Had minor repairs performed on warranty at that shop. Had $7050 in my pocket to add a couple of items to the trailer. Before you pay an extra $8,000, check into the options you might have. Many shops are authorized for warranty work, or can be very quickly. Of course this is not the solution for everyone but it worked for me.

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Old 08-10-2016, 07:21 AM   #46
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My two cents if any dealer says they will only work on units sold by them I'd walk out. We consumers need to take a stand against this sales tacit for crappy dealers to sell at inflated prices. If enough people do it those dealers will fail and hopefully we will be left with a better dealers that are actually helpful when you need them.
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:53 AM   #47
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I just got an email from RV Wholesalers and they indicate that they have service depots all through Canada and the US. I have never dealt with them, so others can provide more info, but if they have a service depot near you location, you can check it out and maybe get your RV for an even cheaper price.
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:58 AM   #48
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We are full time campers and are never near our Dealer we purchased from. We check with Forrest river on warentee repairs find a Dealer and thay fix. Sometimes we have to call FR and complain. But always taken care of.
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:22 AM   #49
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I don't understand this "must buy new" mentality. Bought my last TT 2 years old from a consignment dealer in TX called PPL Motorhomes. Excellent dealer! Would buy from them again in a heartbeat.
They sold me an "aftermarket warranty" for a fair price.
Even if you're not in the area Google their website. I think they have 4 outlets now. Each trailer, 5th wheel & motorhome is exactly as advertised. Each unit is listed as: Good, Very Good or Excellent and each has the floor plan and the GVWR. When you get to their lot your faced with something like 400 units to choose from. What we did is compared TT's online until we found something we liked. Then we went to see a similar unit new and then we went to see their unit.
We saved almost half the price of a $40,000 TT.
BTW when we did go to see PPL. It was a 12 hour round trip.
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:47 AM   #50
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Let's put this in a little bit of perspective ..... I retired after 30 years at a New car dealership, half of those years in the service/parts side. Now let's say you drove a 100 miles to save a few dollars on a new vehicle, thus letting the profit of the sale to that dealer .... but now you come back to the local dealer to get the free (warranty) work. You haven't spent any money with them (oil change, tune up, etc.) but you expect for them to tend your needs ahead of their regular 'paying' customers, as if you're the only person needing work done.
When warranty or recall service is performed the manufacturer pays the dealer at the wholesale cost and not the retail rate. Sometimes warranty only pays half the retail rate. It's a private business there to make money, .... not a government subsidy program. Do business locally and earn their respect. It might cost a little more but the return is worth it.

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