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Old 03-09-2014, 06:15 PM   #11
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The dealer may simply be trying to protect themselves for a trade in they have yet to see. They are ordering a unit for you, and gave you an estimate based on what your evaluation was. They may just want to make sure you will go through with the deal if the trade is not as you presented.

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Old 03-09-2014, 07:03 PM   #12
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if deal is done, they already own the trade for whats on paper. Theirs now. NO WAY would I sign anything like that regardless of how good your trade is
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:36 PM   #13
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Most dealers know the value of used units without seeing them, most of the time that value is in their favor. Bought the Lacrosse from a dealer over 200 miles away in the middle of winter, had looked at it once a couple of weeks before buying for about 3 minutes, didn't like the floorplan at time, change our mind, did all of our dealing over the phone, took our old unit in, they looked, we looked, we signed and drove away with the LaCrosse.

We have bought 2 units long distance and all trades done over the phone with dealer quoted trade value and standing behind that quote.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:25 PM   #14
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We traded our old Surveyor TT sight unseen for a new Keystone Premier at the Richmond RV show. There was never any question about the value of the trade-in after the deal was signed at the show. We took the trade-in to the dealer a week later and that was that. I agree with davel1971, the deal is done and your dealer already owns your trade-in.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:13 PM   #15
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More than likely you are getting below what book is so tell them to take it the way it is or they can eat the deal. Go to NADA online and look up what your trailers low retail is and I bet your paperwork shows that or less. I don't believe in trading in you can get more selling it outright then use it to pay down the new one. A friend that is a car dealer told me this.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:58 PM   #16
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I doubt that the deal is done, at least I hope not for the buyers sake. The deal has been made and if both parties are agreeable in the end when its time to trade money and sign papers, then the deal is done. Everyone is quick to assume the dealer is ripping someone off. Perfect condition to one person is not the same as perfect to another. I'm not agreeing with the circumstances, I'm just trying to offer a different perspective. Maybe this dealer is straight up and is giving top dollar for the OPs trade and merely wants some assurance.

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Old 03-10-2014, 07:31 PM   #17
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I doubt that the deal is done, at least I hope not for the buyers sake. The deal has been made and if both parties are agreeable in the end when its time to trade money and sign papers, then the deal is done. Everyone is quick to assume the dealer is ripping someone off. Perfect condition to one person is not the same as perfect to another. I'm not agreeing with the circumstances, I'm just trying to offer a different perspective. Maybe this dealer is straight up and is giving top dollar for the OPs trade and merely wants some assurance.
The OP didn't SPECIFICALLY say he had or had not "signed the papers," but here's what he DID say:

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Thanks for the input however I cant walk away as I have already purchased new one. I am happy with deal that we made, and as far as I am concerned the deal is done.
That sounded to me like he DID sign the papers. So I would not be defending the dealer.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:29 PM   #18
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I wouldn't buy a camper and sign on the line and pay for it without seeing it and doing a PDI. Nor, was I defending the dealer, was merely trying to ease the mind of the OP by giving another point of view on the situation, instead of most, telling him to run from the deal. I wish him well.
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