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Old 02-18-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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What kind of deal did you make/get?

I am interested in hearing some of the deals some of you made when purchasing your new Forest River TT and some advice on negotiating my deal. I am working on a deal for a 2013 SP295 and have revieved price from a couple of dealers for $23,300 -$24,500. This would not include the WDH. I have a local dealer that has not called me back yet with a price, but they are known for their high prices. How should I handle negotiating a deal with them. I would love to buy from them since they are the closest to me, but I will not pay $1000 -$3000 more when I can drive 2.5 hours for that much less.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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2.5 hours + fuel + your time = ?
Plan on taking it in for at least one warranty service. Ours will be going in for the second time in one year. Our dealer is about 20 minutes away.
Long story short, we were going to tow our popup back home for the $1000 difference that we were offered in trade value.
The owner gave us the grand.
Depending on full retail prices, our TT was listed at about $34000. We were out the door at about $21000.
Funtime RV is a very large volume dealer and prices reflect it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:44 PM   #3
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I am interested in hearing some of the deals some of you made when purchasing your new Forest River TT and some advice on negotiating my deal. I am working on a deal for a 2013 SP295 and have revieved price from a couple of dealers for $23,300 -$24,500. This would not include the WDH. I have a local dealer that has not called me back yet with a price, but they are known for their high prices. How should I handle negotiating a deal with them. I would love to buy from them since they are the closest to me, but I will not pay $1000 -$3000 more when I can drive 2.5 hours for that much less.
In general we did not have very many apple to apple comparisons. We did look at a specific unit at more than one dealer and I was very upfront that whoever gave me the better deal would make a sale. We had a trade and so it had to be factored in. It took a while to get the dealers to speak my language, trade difference but it worked out.

As for us, we traveled about 6.5 hours to get ours. This had almost to do with the sour experience we had with local dealer as to do with price. I drive a lot, so 2.5 hours is nothing to me. I would drive that to save $1,000 easy.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:31 PM   #4
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Tell the local dealer just what you said in your post and take it from there. I would not pay that much more either. My V-Cross 275 was a year old on 2-17-2013 and I have not had to return it to the dealer for anyrthing. Good Luck
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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If I had a dealer close to me that sold toy haulers I would have bought the one that was closer for $1000 difference. I live in a small town and we only have two dealers done of what I want. So my dealer is 2.5 hours away. But my Toy hauler stickered at 28500 and we got it for 25590 including eqilizer 4 point hitch. My hauler included onboard generator, additional 50 gal fresh water tank, black tank flush. So I feel we came out pretty well.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #6
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We were told that our new Rockwood 2306 that we ordered build out at 26,000 with the features. What's completed with the order in haggling was complete we ordered our camper 4for 16,400 dollars that sounds like a huge price drop however if you do an internet search for similar Rockwood 2306 models on dealers lots they are asking around 20,000 so still a good deal but not as big of a deal is the dealer made it sound
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:53 PM   #7
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The dealers may not be able to move on the price very much due to built in costs etc....if he can come close or if you are thinking about any options let them know. Sometimes a dealer can give out sweet deals on some of the extra stuff cause they can use that as advertising or write-offs in the books.

I know the dealer I bought from also gives customers looking for shop work warranty or not preference in the shop. So "me" being a customer will get in ahead of "joe blow" because I bought there, sometimes even if he had an appointment first.

It may not be right however it is their way of saying thanks. I also got a card that gives me 10% off any price in the store for as long as I own this unit.
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My best sugestion is do your homework see what they are going for on line & as you have from other dealers. Then you have an idea of what to pay but it can be worth it to pay a little more to buy locally.
I went to shows & priced on the internet We bought a Puma Unleashed 356 QLB Toyhauler 35.5 ft fifth wheel. Our local dealer (very small 3 full time employees) did not currently carry any Toyhaulers. But they are a Puma dealer he can only keep 2-3 Pumas on the lot, but orders 4-5 at a time..... Took in what options we wanted he told us the price (was cheaper than a 2hr away volume dealer.... sticker was just over 40K we were out the door for under 30K taxes & all fees included. Ordered it.....Puma through in a larger TV than we ordered the dealer through in vent covers installed & lube plate no extra cost. (also gives a 10% discount on parts). Any time I have a question I can drive over (they are only about 5 miles from the house) they will take the time needed to assist.....
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Our deal and dealer

Here in mid-Iowa, there are a number of dealers to choose from. We went to all of them, looking at new and used. There was one place about 45 minutes or so from us on our way to Sue's family's house in Ft. Dodge. Just a corner turn in the road. Always has new and used TT. We bought from him because he has been in RV repair for about 30 years and has been selling about 10 years. Because he has such extensive knowledge in working with RVs and he has little overhead, he was able to sell us our 2013 Grey Wolf 26RL for $16,500. The usual MSRP is $23-28K. I was duly impressed.
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Here in mid-Iowa, there are a number of dealers to choose from. We went to all of them, looking at new and used. There was one place about 45 minutes or so from us on our way to Sue's family's house in Ft. Dodge. Just a corner turn in the road. Always has new and used TT. We bought from him because he has been in RV repair for about 30 years and has been selling about 10 years. Because he has such extensive knowledge in working with RVs and he has little overhead, he was able to sell us our 2013 Grey Wolf 26RL for $16,500. The usual MSRP is $23-28K. I was duly impressed.
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