Hi everyone! Newbie to the forum here.
I'd like to know your thoughts on our upcoming trailer purchase. DH and I have decided on a Windjammer 3006WK, Diamond package. Unfortunately, there aren't any of this model within a 10 hour drive of where we live (New Mexico boonies). We found a Forest River dealer within a 3 hour drive, but they don't have the model we want in stock currently. We are driving up there on Sunday to talk with them about getting the trailer we want.
I'm feeling a little lost here as to what the best route for us is. If the dealer doesn't have the TT in stock, and they order, is the price automatically more expensive than it would be if the trailer was on the lot? I don't want to have one made from scratch. Don't want to wait that long and I really don't care too much about the color, inside or out. We don't want anything that's not standard with the diamond package. We're also hoping to be on the road within a month, so waiting months for a TT won't work for us.
Another option is to buy, sight unseen, from a dealer far away, online. Is this done? I've seen a few on RV trader that are perfect for us, but are very far away (MI, IA, VA, etc.) One dealer told us RV shipping is roughly $1.80 a mile. This option seems risky to me, but I'm pretty clueless on the whole RV buying operation.
So, I guess what I'm asking, and I know it's a lot, is in your opinion is it generally better to order through a "local" dealer or buy one on a lot and have it shipped?
I feel like I know nothing and am a little worried about this whole process.
thanks for the help,