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Old 05-22-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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PDI, registration and other added fees

What are the fees and costs one should expect paying on top of price of TT on delivery (besides taxes, hitch and other accessories)?
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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PDI? NEVER. I expect to pay any fees that the dealer encounters for license and title and that's it. If a dealer wanted to charge me PDI I would tell them to keep the trailer and go someplace else that will do it as a service to me as a cost of sales. Which it is IMHO. Does a car dealer charge you for detailing a new car at delivery? No.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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Like Don, I have never paid for a walk through (PDI). But, I have heard of areas where this is a common practice. Not sure about where you live, though.

I paid cash and brought along only my check written for the amount that was agreed upon in the sales contract. That included taxes and registration, etc and I knew all of it beforehand. I think I spent a few bucks on accessories but that was it when I bought new.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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Would someone ordering a TT from the factory (through a dealer) pay delivery charges or pay the same as buing of the lot?
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:03 PM   #5
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If it wasn't on the signed sales contract, I wouldn't be paying at the PDI or delivery, unless it's something that you decided at the time to add or purchase! The $50 here and the $75 there that they sometimes try to add on at the closing will go away quick enough, as soon as the dealer sees you put your checkbook back in your pocket and ask someone (loudly) for directions to another dealership....
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:07 PM   #6
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I was just curious. I already purchased the TT and the price quoted and agreed on was the price paid, plus taxes. No extra fro PDI, delivery, plates
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:28 PM   #7
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different places do it different ways...
extended warranty?
batter?
Propane?
'Starter kit' (roll of tp, gloves, poop hose, etc)?
Any hitch setup, re-winterization could be extra, perhaps shipping or storage too.
Here state inspection is required and never itemized. Plates/registration ($12/year here) and sales tax, notary fees, title fees are itemized.

PDI is always part of what every dealer does - it's paid for by the manufacturer and FR has a form you sign as part of the walkthrough.
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Ask the dealer about the 2nd year warranty from Forest River for $150, Forest River told me that the dealers are not required to tell you about it. If as was my case the dealer stated that they didn't know about it, but they tried to sell me and extended warranty/service contract were they get about 50% of the price as a sales commission. Call Forest River yourself and ask for the warranty person that handles the trailer that you are getting.
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Ask the dealer about the 2nd year warranty from Forest River for $150, Forest River told me that the dealers are not required to tell you about it. If as was my case the dealer stated that they didn't know about it, but they tried to sell me and extended warranty/service contract were they get about 50% of the price as a sales commission. Call Forest River yourself and ask for the warranty person that handles the trailer that you are getting.
as far as i know, FR doesn't offer the 2nd year on the Shasta nor the other recent acquisitions, like Prime Time and Coachmen.
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