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Old 09-12-2012, 03:22 PM   #11
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If you are having questions about how much less to pay than the listed price, a general rule is 30% under list. Obviously, this varies with the dealer, with some advertising at list and some slightly below but you get the picture.

Another thought for you is to find the floorplan you like and gather quotes from RVWholesalers and RVDirect on similar models. This will give you a better idea on what you might expect to pay at your local dealer.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #12
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On the darn phone again.

Someone point them to the two buying a camper threads, please.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #13
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On the darn phone again.

Someone point them to the two buying a camper threads, please.
Good idea

I can link to one of them that provides some good reading...

How can one dealer sell for so much cheaper?
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:31 PM   #14
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Here is the other one.

It is a link to a series of articles on car/truck/RV sales practices.

Confessions of a Car Salesman - Edmunds.com

The attachment is also well worth the read.
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File Type: pdf Confessions From the Dealership Service Department.pdf (68.6 KB, 44 views)
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:23 AM   #15
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Camping season is about over so no need to feel rushed to buy anything. There should be lots of good deals coming up. The RV shows here in the mid-west also start in January and would have a variety of different campers to look at and usually some good deals too.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:09 PM   #16
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Would you considered slightly used? I have a nearly new 2011 31' Rockwood Signature Ultra Light 8313SS that I just listed in the classifieds for $20,500 or best offer. It is top of the line, shows like a new trailer, is under warranty til April 2013, and I ate the depreciation. MSRP was $36k.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:33 PM   #17
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sorry - looking for that new camper warranty.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:40 AM   #18
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sorry - looking for that new camper warranty.
I know you think you want new. But what if you could get that 28BH for 5K? That is what I did and ended spending about 2K to return the trailer to better than new. Now I have 11K to pay for any issues I have with the trailer that would have been covered by your warranty. In 4 years I have spent 0K of that 11K you would have left...

To put it another way. If I had bought new and extended the 1 year warranty to 2 years all fixes after that 2 years would be out of my pocket. But since I essentially paid 7K for mine (5K + 2K for fixes) I now have a life time warranty with a dollar cap of 11K.

Do the math. Buying new is a losers game...
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:46 AM   #19
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Buying new is a losers game...
Perhaps.

However, if you are not very conversant on the potential shortfalls of a used camper and are not handy enough yourself to get whatever needs to be fixed to make it "camp-able"; new is the only way to keep from getting ripped off.

Even then, you need firm guidelines on what to pay in order to keep from getting handled on the deal.

I know personally a fellow (a long time camper who "knows everything there is to know about RVs") who bought used and now is totally screwed as he can't camp in it until it is repaired and after paying top dollar for the used "beautiful" camper. He has no money left to do the repairs on the roof that he never got on top to look at ("since the interior was perfect!"). The hidden damage to the walls only appeared when on his first camping trip the driver side wall delaminated. He is making payments on a camper that sits in his back yard with a tarp over it.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:30 PM   #20
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I know you think you want new. But what if you could get that 28BH for 5K? That is what I did and ended spending about 2K to return the trailer to better than new. Now I have 11K to pay for any issues I have with the trailer that would have been covered by your warranty. In 4 years I have spent 0K of that 11K you would have left...

To put it another way. If I had bought new and extended the 1 year warranty to 2 years all fixes after that 2 years would be out of my pocket. But since I essentially paid 7K for mine (5K + 2K for fixes) I now have a life time warranty with a dollar cap of 11K.

Do the math. Buying new is a losers game...

while you make a point for a "minority" of buyers, thats a pretty dumb generalization....

some of us want to use the camper....not put 2k of work and "time" into it...

i didnt buy the trailer as a "monetary investment"...i bought it as an investment in the quest of some personal enjoyment.....a "hobby" if you will......sure i may lose some "financial depreciation" but who cares?? Again, it was an investment into my PERSONAL enjoyment....the monetary losses i may or may not incurr are trivial.....

compared to the money i waste on my other hobbies, the trailer is the least of my "losses" i will probably incurr while making my free time memorable and enjoyable for myself and my family.....and that is all that matters....

if fixing up old trailers is your hobby and you enjoy it, so be it...thats great.... i preferr to modify and use mine.....cost, loss, and equity are totally irrelevant....
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