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Old 12-21-2011, 04:00 PM   #1
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Down Payment for Ordered Trailer

Greetings to all. I am about to purchase/order a Salem T21fbs. Dealer wants $1K down. Is that normal process? Is the down payment non-refundable if I don't like the unit that comes in?

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Old 12-21-2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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Most places don't like to give refunds. However, they will generally let you apply your down payment to another trailer.

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Old 12-21-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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If..you know for sure..this is "the last one" at the best possible price...And..you know for sure..without any doubt ..its the one for you...It might be a good idea to "hold" that trailer..but not sure that it would take $1000..
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:23 PM   #4
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it is all about

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Is that normal process?

Is the down payment non-refundable if I don't like the unit that comes in?
it is all about how it is written up
I would have it written up stating

if upon delivery of said trailer to dealer lot
(all) points of interest to buyer
are demened by buyer to be satisfactory
we will proceed with written sales contract
(if not) down payment of one thousand dollars
to be returned to proposed buyer

sorry right now it is just not coming out right
but
that is the angle we may wish to come from
they may say
"that is not the way it is done"
bulldung
one can put (most anything) they want into a contract

I want to see and inspect that THING before I buy it
and if all is not up to the wifes and my standard
we would like our deposit returned ASAP

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Old 12-21-2011, 07:36 PM   #5
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Yes, this is the norm for ordering a trailer to be built for you. Keep in mind that the dealer is purchasing this trailer (relying on you to purchase it from them) and if you back out don't plan on getting your deposit back.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:06 PM   #6
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1000 deposit

I have recently shopped for a 365 saq sandpiper. I found that if you order one most dealers want $1000 "deposit" down to order your trailer for you. I ordered mine today with a 800.00 deposit which will be given back to me when I pick it up.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:39 PM   #7
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Great Info

Thanx to all. When I ordered a truck from Toyota, there was no money down. And, I actually bought the truck from another dealer and cancelled the order. So no big deal. Guess it doesn't work that way with RVs.

thanx again.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:46 AM   #8
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Guess it doesn't work that way with RVs.

thanx again.
you don't know the half of it.
there is very little in common in how the auto industry and the RV industry work.
never assume RV dealers are anything like auto dealers, nor are RV manufacturers warranties like auto manufacturers warranties.

about the only thing they have in common, is that they sell things on wheels.
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Yes, this is the norm for ordering a trailer to be built for you.
I have never bought one new
question
how long does it take to get one built just for me ??

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Not all dealers ask for a deposit. We ordered our V-Lite over the phone and never gave them a cent or a cc number. But then around here many deals are done with a handshake and your word.
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