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Old 03-21-2016, 01:48 PM   #11
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I bought a 2016 in June of 15...and of course the late 16's have some nice options I wish I had. If I had waited til now, I'd have those options, but of course the 2017's will have more and more and more.....it's how they get you to trade up!
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:49 PM   #12
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Which Forest River RV did you buy?

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Old 03-21-2016, 01:53 PM   #13
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DOH! Thanks Ron!
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:04 PM   #14
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One thing you will find with RVs and rust. It only matters at trade in. When the dealer was appraising our trade-in, he kept pointing to small rust spots and explaining that they would impact the trade in value. When I pointed out some rust spots on the new one during PDI he said " all RVs have some rust spots it doesn't impact performance". I laughed and just hit them ( rust spots) with spray paint when I got home.
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:32 PM   #15
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IMO, I think you had a real advantage in finding the one you liked on lot and not rolling the dice on an ordered purchase,....before we bought our Micro Lite 25KS, I did extensive internet research and discovered that same model/same year could differ in several ways, and some of those differences were deal breakers to us,...and I mean things like the outside storage areas could differ and that is something you have no control over on an order sheet, you are at the mercy of what the factory puts on your trailer, ........went to PA. from NC to look at 23'er, but found exactly what we liked in the 25KS that we bought,......happy trailering
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:50 PM   #16
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If you liked it when you bought why do you not like it now just because the numbers are different? Prime example. My wife and I were ready to pull the trigger on a brand new Lance 2285. Was going to run us around 33-34K with options. The Monday before were going to purchase we stumbled upon a 2014 Coachman Catalina 25RKS Deluxe (was actually built in 2013) that was in mint condition and had been used less than a dozen times over one summer. We paid about half what the Lance would have been. The floor plan was almost identical, same size. I would have to say that the Lance has better quality control and a little better fixtures but for the difference in price I can fix a lot of things since I am handy with tools. Yes, there was some rust on undercarriage, yes, I had to pull and replace some caulking, had to replace a breakaway switch and put new tires on. For less than $1K in parts, paint, and caulk I feel like I have a TT almost as good as the new one were looking at. Newer is not always better...if you know what you are looking at.
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:29 PM   #17
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So can't a person order a new RV with the options, colors and trim that you want?
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:43 PM   #18
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Late 15's are built as new 16's until they change to 16 floor plans, nothing new


Any car or truck sold after the 6th month is considered the next model year.


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Not always, I ordered the 250 in September of 2010 it is titled as a 2010.

For 2011 Ford switched from the no DEF 6.4 to the needs DEF 6.7.
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So can't a person order a new RV with the options, colors and trim that you want?
Not always. Standard items not specified in a contract can change and is some cases the material you ordered for the trim may not be available any longer so they will use something close. You can refuse it when it arrives, but there are no guarantees.
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So can't a person order a new RV with the options, colors and trim that you want?
As McDonalds' used to say...... You Can Have Anything You Want.....

As long as it is on the Menu.....

If not.... it is an add on and subject to high up charges or an answer of 'Sorry, does not come on this model'....
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