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Old 02-26-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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getting the most for the money

Hello everyone...We are about to take the plunge and buy a Palomino Stampede S21 RGS -- hybrid with 3 tipouts (the beds).
We love the open-ness and roomy feel.
Our past campers we have bought used from private sellers...this one is new from the dealer.
Should we pay their sticker? (17,600)
Do we haggle?
Can we get extras free before signing?
What are some other $$ saving tips before signing?
Thanks!!
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
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We got a 30 foot 5th wheel new last year for 29,000
Get on the web and check prices. Our unit varied up to 8000 dollars
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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We just purchased a 2012 5er. After dealing with various dealerships and price shopping on the internet to get a feel for sales pricing, we were able to get our Stealth RG3210 (approx. $55K retail) for less than $41K. I would definitely not pay the MSRP. Try searching for the same unit on the internet and go to the dealer armed with others pricing.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:41 AM   #4
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Cool, thanks for the reply's.... How does one order from the manufacturer??
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:45 AM   #5
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Generally figure about 30% off of list is a decent price. Often RV Shows have attractive pricing and can be a good time/place to buy.
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since you live in Illinois, you're close to RVW. but you don't mention the dealer you got your price from.
that price sounds higher than what i have seen from RVW and they do sell Palominos.

you order one, from the manufacturer, through the dealer.
you'll pay more to order one and less for one on the lot.

all your other questions are hard to answer, since you don't mention the dealer.
if it's RVW, then you won't have much haggle room.
RVW is the only "discount" dealer i know of that sells Palomino.
if you were looking at a Rockwood Roo, then you'd have a number of Roo dealers that would compete with the price.
is there a reason you haven't considered the Roo 233S? there are lots of happy 233S owners here and it is very similar to the 21RGS.
and you'll get a better price on it.
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dealer is vacationland in bigrock Il
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my wife didnt care for the dinette in the roo...similar to the shamrock 233s.
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my wife didnt care for the dinette in the roo...similar to the shamrock 233s.
just so you know, the Shamrock and Roo brands are twins. no difference except outside decals and interior decor.
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dealer is vacationland in bigrock Il
have you priced the 21RGS from RVW? they'll give a quote today. i'll bet they will be cheaper. and you can use their quote to deal with Vacationland.
they even have one in stock with diamond plate on the front and this:

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