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Old 01-03-2016, 10:11 AM   #11
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Trade in is in my sig, Catalina 24FBS. In doing my research I think that $7-8k is a fair price for my trade. Dealer started at $7k for my trade then went up to $8k. Also the 8289 is stock 30 amp with one main A/C unit in the living area and a fan in the bedroom so it is most likely NOT prewired for the second A/C. Of course the main unit is ducted all over the coach in every room. Most of our camping is in FL but in getting this model we will be traveling all over the place
Well they are going to need to do some extra wiring from 30 to 50 amp plus pull new stat wire and probably will have to replace the convertor. So $800.00 is cheap. It always best to get the most A/C as possible. I know they had a increase in price for most 2016 units from the factory. If I could get that 2nd AC installed and walk out at 32,000 I think that would be well worth to look at. I don't think you would get it cheaper from a wholesaler. Good Luck....
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:20 AM   #12
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could be wrong but my bet is they will not be replacing a convertor or making things 50amps for 800... They will prob just wire to an auxiliary outside 20amp plug. Make sure you know exactly how they plan to do your install...

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Old 01-03-2016, 10:24 AM   #13
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We have 50 amp with the 2nd A/C in the bedroom, in Texas it's a must have. We spent a month in the Colorado Rockies this past summer, there were several days we used and needed the second A/C. On hot nights it's nice to run the living area A/C with the bedroom A/C off. Nice and quiet in the BR with the ducted units. If I remember correctly we spent $36,500 for ours out the door, tags and taxes included, no trade in.
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:31 AM   #14
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X2 on getting a detailed explanation of what they are doing for $800. That sounds like they are adding an AC for bedroom only and wiring into existing wiring, meaning you you can only run one at a time.
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:34 AM   #15
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Great point on the 2nd ac. It really is a must have for me in FL. I am pretty knowledgeable about the wiring in these so they cant put one over on me
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:06 AM   #16
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Went to look at an 2016 8289Ws and the DW fell in love with it. I want to upgrade also so it is not a big deal. Pulling with a Ram 2500 HD 6.4L/4.10 gasser so I am good there. Please check my numbers below and let me know if I am in the ballpark:

Dealer: MSRP $48,329.75. Came down to $39,500 immediately (18.2%). Giving me $8k for my trade in which is not bad. OTD price $33,457.

My thoughts: MSRP $48,329.75, come down 35% to $31,413, Give me $8k for my trade, OTD price approx. $25,370

Compromise at MSRP $48,329.75, back off to 30% to $33,830, give me $7k for the trade, OTD price approx. $27,787

Unit has only 1 a/c, they want to charge me $800 for another one in the front. I have cash so financing is not an issue but I COULD let them finance it because they make money on that also. What do you think? Am I asking for too much of a concession here?
I think you are going to wind up somewhere between 'your thoughts' price and your 'compromise' price.

We recently ordered and purchased a Flagstaff 8529IKBS which is the sister to the Rockwood 8299BS. Both are just a slight variation on the 8289WS you are looking at.

Our MSRP was $55,185.00 and we paid less than the out the door price you quoted in scenario one with a $10k trade.
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:12 AM   #17
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Well they are going to need to do some extra wiring from 30 to 50 amp plus pull new stat wire and probably will have to replace the convertor. So $800.00 is cheap. It always best to get the most A/C as possible. I know they had a increase in price for most 2016 units from the factory. If I could get that 2nd AC installed and walk out at 32,000 I think that would be well worth to look at. I don't think you would get it cheaper from a wholesaler. Good Luck....

I can't see them upgrading all that and a new ac for 800 bucks. I would bet there doing it the cheapest route and just adding a 20 amp plug or cord.
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:49 AM   #18
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I think I would take a look at something like RVW & just order it the way you want with 2 15k AC's & 50 amp service. Is there any chance that you could sell you old one yourself? We priced our old TT to sell & it sold on the 1st weekend. You need really good pictures & to be in the camping season for this to work.
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:08 PM   #19
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We live in California and bought our 8289ws from Wana RV in Shipshewana, Ind. picked it up July 5, 2013. The deal included five nights at the nearby fairgrounds RV park. We also took a tour of the nearby factory. It was the best deal we could find at the time, $31,000. $33,000 out the door. We love the layout and have about 15,000 miles and 150 nights in it so far. Because it is an Ultra lite, the insulation in the walls and ceiling is minimal. We did not get the second AC and probably should have. However, that second AC would have increased the height and made it impossible to park under our RV cover.
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:48 PM   #20
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I am thinking $31,500 out the door and they do the a/c upgrade and 50 amp upgrade would be a pretty good deal. Sound about right?
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