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Old 06-09-2013, 05:29 PM   #31
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When we bought ours the same day another couple had just traded in their 6 month old mb airstream conversion for a solara because of lack of room and the salesman told us his wife kept on hitting her head. That's why we bought the s
When slide is open it feels gigantic inside, but to drive it doesn't feel much bigger than my tundra
Only 6 foot longer
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:42 PM   #32
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wow, doug! That is most helpful. I am 6'3". So, unless this guy's wife was a monster, it looks like I would likely have the same problem. Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:51 PM   #33
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If you want to get locally just go in last day of month and make you offer
That's what we did and they matched a price from the Central Valley
They hadn't made their # yet
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:15 PM   #34
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interesting. I've done that with cars. Does anyone know the margin a dealer makes on a Solara? I have one offer for $30,000 below sticker.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:36 PM   #35
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Sutton, profit margin, come on will ya.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:47 PM   #36
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I agree with 2012Solera - give it a rest. The price is what it is. Everyone needs to make a profit to be able to stay In business.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:21 PM   #37
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I agree with those who say that everyone needs to make a profit - the question is just how large is the profit. I can tell you from careful shopping that there is a huge margin in the Solera product. I have one priced at $111,398 MSRP and an offer at $71,198. They are out there - some want to make several thousand on a deal and other want to make tens of thousands on a deal.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:54 AM   #38
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exactly. Dealers are smart enough to stay in business without the rest of us supporting exorbitant profits by being uninformed consumers. I can't believe anyone thinks knowing the profit margin on a sale this big is somehow inappropriate. You don't have to be a Stanford MBA to understand that!
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:37 AM   #39
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Mr. Sutton: We ALL negotiated the best price we could when we bought our RVs. Your best price is the price a given dealer is willing to sell a given unit on a given day. You have shopped around already, and found that some dealers were not willing to negotiate to your liking, and then griped about having to travel elsewhere to get a BETTER price from a dealer who won't worry about your nagging them with after sale problems. I would venture a guess that the last time you bought much of anything you negotiated without knowing what actual dealer cost is, and found that there is NO negotiating on many big ticket items. I have a friend retired from RV sales, and am aware of what dealer cost is generally. but dealers often get special pricing, often do not, so there is no firm rule on dealer cost on a given unit. Go buy yourself a Sprinter cutaway chassis, take it to a coach builder and have it custom built, then take it to a paint shop and have custom graphics applied, and maybe you'll be satisfied with having negotiated the best price!

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Old 06-10-2013, 01:54 PM   #40
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Folks, I've had to do a handful of cleanup on this thread. I'd prefer not to have to close the topic, but it does seem like input has been given to psutton regarding expected MPG, quality and where/how to negotiate a good price.

Please be mindful of your conversations and keep in mind our "be nice" rule as you go to compose the next message.
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