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Old 03-14-2017, 05:00 PM   #21
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RV Shopping and how much can you save?

I fully agree with the post talking about the "Great Deal" vs picking a good unit.
When were getting the buy a new RV bug we were shopping at several general area dealers. At one of the lots owned by the company, we bought ours from in 2014. They had a couple up front units to get the traffic I guess, with a big price cut advertised.
I walked through and was really shocked by the condition of this trailer. The 5th wheel was the worst put together brand new RV I had ever been in! Misaligned cabinetry, staple holes all over the place, carpet gaps and very dark colors that actually accentuated the staple problems.
I can't imagine why the dealer wouldn't have just sent the unit back, so they were selling it at a "deal" that, if you found the others like it out back, wasn't that great a deal anyway!
And, I can't imagine the person that would take the chance and buy the thing, if what you can see is done so poorly, what about what you can't?
We love to look and price comparing online looks to us like California prices are considerably less than many prices locally here in the Northwest. But then, the same out in the mid-west too, lower prices in what we're looking at.
We're just kinda stuck from buying anyplace else by the prevailing area dealer attitude of "if you didn't buy it from us, we won't fix it".
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:10 PM   #22
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We bought ours from Trailer Hitch RV in Nipomo, CA. The sales price was heavily discounted so there was little negotiation on it. He said if I could find one cheaper within a reasonable distance we could talk about that.

Instead of finding one for the lowest price I would look at customer reviews on the dealers and get a reputable dealer, some people have had some bad experiences with some dealers.

Our experience with Trailer Hitch RV was great, and feel they prepped the unit well. This is an area where dealers can shortcut to save $ and there could be some RVs sold without sufficient prep.

If Trailer Hitch RV is within reach check them out. They have a website.

Btw, they were a 3.5 hrs drive for me and it was worth it.
Trailer Hitch RV in Nipomo is around 5 minutes from us. We've been there a lot. They do not negotiate on their prices. Their line: "We have the lowest prices of anyone on the west coast."
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:49 AM   #23
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Not sure where your at but I'm looking for a new 2503s best price was Santa Rosa RV or Best RV in Turlock.

I wouldn't buy from Best RV. We were going to buy our trailer their but the owner is very rude and the reviews on the service department are not good. We bought our trailer at Toscano RV in Los Banos and are very happy.
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:03 AM   #24
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"EVERYTHING in California costs more. My standard $13 haircut at Greatclips which I have had in many states around the country is $17 in California. Even fruit and veggies are expensive, crazy."

YES , this is because the CA air police have special rules for CA trucks.

It is now common to drop the load in Nevada , so a CA legal truck can go make the delivery.

Special trucks and a ware house costs money and every purchase in CA gets to pay for the buroRat Utopia.
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I favor buying a "fresh" newly delivered trailer that hasn't been sitting for months getting abused by window shoppers and salesman alike...preferably closer to home in So Cal so I can inspect it first. Turlock has one in-stock but the logistics of shopping/buying/trading in 325 miles away make me hesitate even though they have the best price. Nipomo is a little closer but their units have been sitting unsold for months and their quoted prices are higher. Hesperia has one on order (claimed 2 to 3 weeks from delivery) but they can't/won't provide documentation that would confirm what I am negotiating on. If I wait for this one to show up the other options might not be there any longer. A bit frustrating...
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I favor buying a "fresh" newly delivered trailer that hasn't been sitting for months getting abused by window shoppers and salesman alike...preferably closer to home in So Cal so I can inspect it first. Turlock has one in-stock but the logistics of shopping/buying/trading in 325 miles away make me hesitate even though they have the best price. Nipomo is a little closer but their units have been sitting unsold for months and their quoted prices are higher. Hesperia has one on order (claimed 2 to 3 weeks from delivery) but they can't/won't provide documentation that would confirm what I am negotiating on. If I wait for this one to show up the other options might not be there any longer. A bit frustrating...
If units are"sitting for months getting abused by window shoppers," why do you think "the other options won't be there any longer?"

Seems they'd still be there getting abused!
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Probably about the best you are going to do. If you want to save 2-3 grand off the sales price buying in the Midwest and hauling it back to Cali yourself that is an option. Otherwise just pay the man if you really want it.
EVERYTHING in California costs more. My standard $13 haircut at Greatclips which I have had in many states around the country is $17 in California. Even fruit and veggies are expensive, crazy.

Wine is normally cheaper!

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