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Old 09-14-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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When To Buy???

Well everyone, I pretty much made up my mind to get a Wolf Pack 23 WP Toy Hauler and I was wondering if there is a better time of the year to buy a trailer?
I think I may be able to find a good deal but if I buy now I will have to be winterizing and storing it pretty soon.

What are your opinions on time of the year to buy...

Thanks in advance

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Old 09-14-2011, 09:27 PM   #2
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We bought ours in November, great price, bad time. We got to use it once before cold weather. Before we could use it again, we had lost almost 5 months of warranty. Never had any problems, but you never know what may creep up. You can get some great prices now on leftover models, but you better camp in the driveway a lot, or make week-end runs, so you can see what might be wrong/need repairing under warranty. Just my opinion.

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Old 09-14-2011, 09:50 PM   #3
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I think that depends where you are in the country and if you are looking at the local dealers only or including RVW and RVD.

We started negotiating around this time last year with our current camper checking out the local guys around SE WI and the "wholesalers". RVW and RVD gave us the exact quotes in the fall and in the late winter.

The pricing wasn't that great from the local guys in the fall but they dropped slightly after the shows in February.

After more negotiating we finally bought in March this year from a local dealer at a nice discount from the previous Fall. A few hundred dollars higher than RVW as I recall, but it was a place that I like for their service and its close by.

Be careful waiting too long in the spring. New orders tend to get delayed after all the shows and you could lose some of next season waiting for your camper.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:50 PM   #4
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If you order one now, you might get a better deal, and probably a better-built unit, as they wouldn't be in such a rush.
The warranty is a non-issue, as it will sit idle in the winter no matter when you buy it. Just make sure to get the extra year when you buy it.
Buying it off-season also gives you extra time to look for the best deal, as you aren't in a rush either.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:55 PM   #5
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Storing may be an offset in your year-end savings, but I wouldn't let the winterizing be the final straw. There are several ways to winterize and if you do it yourself the costs can be very inexpensive. Windrider also brings up a good point that never entered my mind of the starting point of the warranty.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:36 PM   #6
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we bought both of our new units in august and bought left overs each time .
with big savings .....
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We bought our 2011 this year in early April just as the 2012's were starting to show up. Prices seemed to be very good at that time.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:16 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info, I think early next year I will be in a better financial position to get something anyway. I will just keep my eyes open and save save save!!!!

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Old 09-16-2011, 09:37 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by windrider View Post
Before we could use it again, we had lost almost 5 months of warranty.
I thought about that when I bought mine- and took delivery at the end of October. If I waited until April or May I would have a longer warranty in theory; but not really. I will use my unit May through September. The extra warranty I get will cover a time when I am not using the trailer.

Also Iam a procrastinator. If there is an issue at the end of the season I could easily say "I've got all winter to get them to look at it." Now I am forced to get it done before the snow starts to fly.
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we bought in late October and got a great clearance price. the dealers were trying to get rid of inventory before winter, since they want to have low numbers that just sit.

and since we live in California, we were able to bring it home and still have time to camp.

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