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Old 09-06-2019, 11:31 AM   #1
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RV Show vs waiting until next year

We're heading to Hershey next week to make a final decision on TT model we're going to pursue. However, I think I have it narrowed down to an Apex Nano.
I originally wanted to buy used, but finding a 2019 Nano is few and far between and the price between the ones available and new aren't that far off. As you all have much more experience in this realm, what are the chances of swinging a deal at the Hershey RV show that beats the winter/spring 2020 model price dip? At least I'm assuming the 2020's would be cheaper as we move into winter and spring.

I've gotten a few "as low as we can go" prices from dealers, and the dealer closest to me said that they'd beat anyone's price during the show. However, I can't help but think the cost might be lower if I wait. Any advice?
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:13 PM   #2
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Have you checked Keystone RV Center in Greencastle? Iíve bought 2 Units from them and at least in my case their prices were virtually unbeatable. They go out of their way to make sure they have the lowest prices, at least from my experience. In fact, one of their salesmen challenged me to find a lower price anywhere in the country before I purchased from them. I spent several weeks looking for a lower price and couldnít come within $1000 of Keystones prices. Again, just my experience. May not hold true with everyone. Good luck in your search for your new camper!
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:49 PM   #3
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I've gotten a few "as low as we can go" prices from dealers, and the dealer closest to me said that they'd beat anyone's price during the show. However, I can't help but think the cost might be lower if I wait. Any advice?
Of course, the longer you wait for the price on a 2019 to drop, the lower it will go. The question you have to ask is: Will I be able to get the one I want?

Show prices are generally pretty good. And of course dealers are always ready to haggle. I'd put a price in your head that is reasonable and fair in your mind and see if they will bite. If not, wait until spring. You just may have to travel to get the unit you want.
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:54 PM   #4
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I understand Keystone RV will be at the Hersey show. And FROG will be set up with them per another thread.

I also bought my Shamrock from Keystone RV, I also found them to be the best price and lower than RVW out in Ohio.

I don't know if they carry the brand you are looking at, but would give them a gander. I have never bought at the show. i have attended them, but I did not want a unit that had 1000 people traipsing through it no matter how great the deal was.
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:32 PM   #5
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I've never seen prices any better than you can at the dealerships. When they bring the unsold rigs back, they usually are priced the same as they were at the RV show.
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:30 PM   #6
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Have you checked Keystone RV Center in Greencastle?
I've exchanged emails with Derek from Keystone on a specific unit. He told me what their bottom line included (essentially everything), but I never got the actual number from him. I asked if their bottom line was the "sale price" on the website, but have yet to hear back. If so, they definitely have the lowest price so far.

The dealer closest to me (RV Value Mart) has a lower advertised price, but I haven't asked what other fees they will be adding on. The did say that they will beat any price I have in writing during the RV show though.
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Agreed. We were going to wait for the huge show near us in Pomona. Glad we didn't. We got a great price driving to Arizona and there were very few travel trailers at the Pomona show. If you wanted a motorhome, there were hundreds.
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I've never seen prices any better than you can at the dealerships. When they bring the unsold rigs back, they usually are priced the same as they were at the RV show.
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We purchased our 2017 Microlite DS21 from Derek @ Keystone RV. Not only was it
$3000 to $5000 less than I was finding elsewhere, it had 90% of the available options included. When we decided to buy, the manager offered to give us the WDH free if we could pick it up within a week. He said he needed room for units coming in for the Hershey show.
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Old 09-07-2019, 01:52 PM   #9
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Take a few minutes and put your unit in rvt.com and see if you get any hits.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:39 PM   #10
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We have had great success buying our RV's at the Pomona, CA, RV show in October of the year. Most of the models on display are "left-overs" from the previous year's inventory, and many of the dealerships are under pressure to off-load their "left-overs" rather than bringing them back to the dealership.

If you can find what you want at an RV show late in the year, you may find the best deals around.
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