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Old 02-22-2013, 03:15 PM   #11
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What I would do is do a google search for your model and see what dealers are selling it for around the country. I've seen around a 30 - 40% difference and it doesn't seem to matter on the location of the dealer. With something to compare to, you will have an idea if the dealer you want to buy from is giving you a good price or not.

The biggest issue is getting warranty work done on your RV. It sounds like most dealers just don't want to deal with a unit that wasn't purchased from them. It's bad enough sometimes to get your local dealer to fix some warranty items and having to deal with a dealer hours away could put you in an early grave. But maybe if you could save a 1/3 or so, it might be worth the aggravation.

There are tips on how to negotiate a better deal in the archives. One I recall is to negotiate each upgrade/option separately rather than as a package for example.

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:44 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
Visit Cheyenne camping center?
No, that one we didn't get to. We bought from Highview in Webster City.


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Old 02-23-2013, 08:15 AM   #13
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Rough guide line take the MSRP then subtract 30% from it and that's the ba park to start dealing with on the price. Sometimes a higher price can be made-up with a higher trade in value. We bought our 2604 from the same dealer we bought our ROO from. The 2604 MSRP 32,000. purchase price 24,000. As for the ROO we paid 17,000 for it 5 years before trade-in and got 12,000 for it on trade in after 5 years of use.

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Old 02-23-2013, 08:45 AM   #14
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Thumbs up 2011 Palomino Elite 829RLQS

I just purchased a new 2011 Palomino Elite 829RLQS from Midway RV in Grand Rapids, MI for $18,900.00. + tax. No prep, delivery or hidden fees. I felt this was a good price. MSRP was around 36K

This is a double slide, living/bedroom, leather, fiberglass/aluminum unit 32' overall.

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Very good people to deal with, great communications and service. I live in Milton, FL and we going up next week to pick up.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #15
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RV Wholesalers and Jeff Couch's RV in Hamilton, OH were both pretty impressive price wise. They both are pretty open with their pricing and no real haggling is required. High Volume for sure.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:24 PM   #16
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We just bought a Coachmen 292BHDS Liberty Edition (fully loaded). We also got the Equalizer 4 Pt Sway Control WDH, an external grill added to the back bumper, brake controller for $24,500.

I went to General RV, RV Wholesalers and got quotes that I took to my closet dealer (Pontiac RV) and they matched the price. I think MSRP was $39Kish, which means I got a 37% discount off list with all the other stuff added on. If you take those off, I got about a 40% discount off list.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:13 PM   #17
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Awaiting delivery of our 2013 V-Lite 26WRB from Tom Johnson in Marion, NC. Custom ordered exactly the way we wanted it equipped with diamond package, minimum carpet, power jack and stabilizers, 15k ac, wood look floor, and slide topper. Dealer threw in a $200.00 credit for extras at parts store. MSRP $31,940.00. We paid $21,500.00. Local dealer beat everyone's price including wholesale dealers. We went to 4 shows and met with salesman 5 times until we agreed on the sale. I think our time was well spent as we compared brands and models and finally got exactly what we wanted. Should be delivered in two weeks and can't wait to try it out.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:46 PM   #18
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Here's the breakdown on what I purchased:

2014 Sabre 35QSIK-6 from Carpenter's Campers in Pensacola, FL (<1 mile from house)

Platinum Edition
High Fidelity Package
Superior Construction Package
Superior Feature Package
Slide-Out Toppers (3)
50 Amp Service w/ 2nd Air Conditioner Ready w/ Detachable Marine Power Cord
15.0 BTU 1st AC (Main)
13.5 BTU 2nd AC (Bedroom)
JT Strong Arm Stabilizers (Front Jacks only)
Rear Electric Stabilizer Jacks
6000 Lb Axles / 16" Tires / 8-Lug Aluminum Rims
Electric Fireplace
Radiant Technology Insulation
Solid Surface Galley Countertop By LG® & Faucet Upgrade
SuperLounge IPO Couch/Dinette in LR Slide
Serta Mattress Upgrade 60" x 80" (Queen)
Ceiling Fan
Electrolux Central Vacuum
Beauflor® Linoleum, Plank Wood Pattern w/ 7 Year Cold-Crack Warranty
Slide Out TV & DVD Player (Baggage Area)
Trail Air® Equa-Flex™ Suspension

MSRP: $59,600.00
Final: $42,850.00

I did see comparable units across the web for less, but none with the exact options I picked. Also, decided having the dealership within walking distance from my house was too good to pass up.


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