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Old 03-14-2015, 12:16 AM   #1
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Conflicted: new vs nearly new

Hoping I can get some feedback. Looking at the 233s Roo, found a 6 month old unit used 3 times for $3,000 less than a new one. Both are 2015's but the warranty doesn't transfer (so I've been told). So, do I risk the barely used and pay the extra $3,000 so I can have the warranty coverage?

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Old 03-14-2015, 02:14 AM   #2
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Personally, I would pocket the 3k and take advantage of a third party extended warranty if it was a concern to me. Everyone's experience may vary, but I've always been lucky with a year old unit seeing that the original owners have generally already taken care of the "new in the box" warranty issues. The first year is, generally speaking, the roughest patch ironing out all the kinks.

That being said, you have to be the type of person that doesn't mind someone having already slept in your bed.. sort of speak.

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Old 03-14-2015, 05:10 AM   #3
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First off, welcome to the forum.
I traded in a 2013 camper after one year. Worked out most of the problems during that time. That's right it still had problems that the dealer / mfg didnt take care of to my satisfaction. That was not the only factor tho, think we did want something else too
Check everything out real good to make sure it works, buying used or new.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:46 AM   #4
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3k new to used is not enough in my opinion. Check it head to to. Look for re caulking,mismatched items, tires ect.

Offer 5k less and an in house 1year warrantee. If all checks out.

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Old 03-14-2015, 10:54 AM   #5
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What is 3,000 less then new? So what is the price for this used one and what is the price of the new one?
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Old 03-14-2015, 11:17 AM   #6
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We just purchased a used 2014 23Ikss that still smelled new. They just didn't like the HTT, after being seasonal campers for years. They had purchased an extended warranty that was transferrable to us. He purchased the unit for 25K, we bought it from him for just shy of 14K. It is a beautiful unit. I don't think 3K would convince me to buy used, but for 11K, we jumped on it. Wish us luck!

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Old 03-14-2015, 11:51 AM   #7
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We bought from a rental fleet, so warranty came with it since it wasn't titled before. good buy for us, we have had all used rvs before nothing major has happened. they had to treat the beds, since it came from a dealer. no worries here. only been rented 6 times, and saved 6K.
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Old 03-14-2015, 02:00 PM   #8
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Just my opinion opinion but as some others have stated 3K less than new does not seem like much savings. We have bought a TT used (2yr old) and a couple weeks later found a soft spot in a storage compartment and other minor problems. We purchased a new FW last May and have had a few minor issues but was no problem just took back to the dealer and they took care of it. If it were me and I could afford the 3K I would spend it to have the full warranty and new. I agree with the comment about knowing who has slept in your bed is a nice feeling.
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Old 03-14-2015, 05:15 PM   #9
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New units need the bugs worked out. I have a '13 Sabre and still have items being rectified by the dealer. On a side note the dealer as a whole has really been a whole other story so had things been done right the first go round I might be all set. Warranty will give you piece of mind. I extended to 5 years and am grateful to have done so. $3 k is not a whole lot, especially without a warranty. That in itself is a little odd. Maybe it's been one issue after another hence the dealer saying no warranty. Good luck regardless.
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:36 PM   #10
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What is 3,000 less then new? So what is the price for this used one and what is the price of the new one?
Great post. I bought my 2015 Salem 27RKSS last July for 21k before taxes. If you google that year and model i bet you will see them from 18k to 32k. There are scoundrel's out there.

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