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Old 01-25-2013, 12:54 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by 4bnabird View Post
I am in northwest Missouri. We ended up buying out of state from Iowa. Did our research on the Internet and got some quotes from rv direct on a couple different brands and models. We then tried to buy local in our hometown and dealer wouldn't negotiate off her listed price, which was $6000 higher than rv direct. Took a trip 1 1/2 hours south and tried to negotiate and they were $4000 higher than rv direct. Ended up ordering it from rv direct and picked it up in Des Moines Iowa which is only 2 hours north of us. We also saved on sales tax as we don't have a local use tax in our county so our sales tax was cut almost in half. I would say do your research and way your odds. As far as service if we need it we have a local rv repair shop or we can drive 2 hours north to Des Moines rv which is one of rvdirects operations. For us it worked out.
it is exactly these type of stories that make this such a hard call. I feel for ya - just do your research and the best option will show itself.

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:12 PM   #12
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it is exactly these type of stories that make this such a hard call. I feel for ya - just do your research and the best option will show itself.
Totally agree. Do your homework, ask questions. What works for one will not work for another. We were definately not newbies to this and hubby happens to be handy and mechanically inclined so that helped our decision. Sometimes having a little extra support from a local dealer is worth the weight in gold. As long as you're comfortable with whatever you decide is all that matters. Happy camping!!

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