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Old 10-11-2016, 10:11 PM   #1
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What's a good price?

About to buy my first travel trailer a 2017 forest river salem 28'. Msrp sticker with options is 32k, what's a good price including fitting my truck with the no sway tow hitch and brake controller?
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:40 PM   #2
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A very good price should be somewhere close to 70% from MSRP. Brake controller and WDH should be included.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:45 PM   #3
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A very good price should be somewhere close to 70% from MSRP. Brake controller and WDH should be included.
X2, 30% to 40 % off MSRP. Also depends on if you are willing to travel to wholesaler to pick it up or pay for shipping.
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Got them down to 26,500 which is about 80% but have a good rate and payment. Getting kind of tired of driving around and negotiating then every place wants a deposit to send the deal to the bank. Of all the brands this one seems the nicest and other places didn't carry them. Not looking for the deal of a lifetime just making sure I'm getting a fair deal. Thanks for any input.
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We bought our Mini Lite for 40% less than our local Rockwood dealer's price by going to Chicago and picking it up. Deducting our travel costs to Chicago, which were half the local dealer's delivery charge from Indiana to Denver, we saved about 33%.

None of the dealers we talked to included the W-D hitch or brake controller in the cost estimate. So, I bought both separately and installed them myself--Reese dual-cam hitch from local trailer equipment supplier on a close-out and P-3 controller from Amazon with a gift card. Combined savings was about half of the cost for the same items from an RV dealer.
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A very good price should be somewhere close to 70% from MSRP. Brake controller and WDH should be included.
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:25 PM   #7
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80% of MSRP isn't a bad deal at all. Especially if you're happy with the deal and dealer.
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Got them down to 26,500 which is about 80% but have a good rate and payment. Getting kind of tired of driving around and negotiating then every place wants a deposit to send the deal to the bank. Of all the brands this one seems the nicest and other places didn't carry them. Not looking for the deal of a lifetime just making sure I'm getting a fair deal. Thanks for any input.
Our first Wildcat Maxx 24RG listed for 32K, we bought it for 24K. There was not a hitch or extra's in that price. I paid extra for our Blue Ox sway Pro hitch/bars. I will add that we bought it in April so it was not at the very end of the year or a left over!
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Our Rockwood Windjammer MSRP was $42K, we got it for $29995 but it did not include the WDH or brake controller. 30-35% off MSRP should be doable for all but the hottest models.
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Price is good, but the reputation of the dealer is also very important. Do you have confidence in the dealer to provide after the sale service? Many of the problems new RVers have is with the dealer. Do you have any references for the dealer? I've dealt with two very reliable and excellent dealers. Actually, each one gives me an additional 10% of cost for parts and supplies. Another item to ask for.

Last tip. Tell the dealer you are going to take a weekend camping trip to test out the TT.
Then you will give him a list of items to fix. He should agree to that before and after the sale.

Good luck on the sale and happy RVing.. Be sure to join FROG and send in the second year warranty from FR.
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