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Old 02-10-2019, 10:55 PM   #21
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I can't help but wonder why this dealer "has a lot of 2016s on the lot". Those should have been long gone. There are many reasons not to buy this unit, which have been mentioned above. Only reason to buy would be a ridiculously screaming good deal. But if they are moving that slow, this dealer must not be doing much dealing or they would be gone. To me this would be considered a 4 year old used unit.
Lots of good advice here. I really appreciate it.

As to why the dealer has so many 2016 units, I was told that they started carrying RVs in 2016 and FR loaded them up. They're actually a bus dealership. Judging by the number of busses being prepped for delivery, they look really busy.

I had thought about appliances possibly not working and definitely about the roof, seals and tires. I was going to make an offer based on those factors. I think I'll just walk on this one. We liked it but not enough to pay anywhere close to asking price after knowing it's just been sitting on the lot.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:02 PM   #22
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Just in case I missed it in this thread, there are some other risks of buying new old stock. Certain things, like pumps, furnaces, water heaters, need to sort of be used with some degree of periodicity. Otherwise, as they sit unused and unexercised for 4 years, they don't weather so well. It's not a perfect analogy, but it's similar to automobiles -- they need to be driven and exercised on occasion. If they sit for years at a time, it's not good.

So, yeah, new old stock trailers are nice in that things aren't worn out from use. However, after a certain amount of time, I'd be more than a little concerned about the counter-intuitive "wear" from just sitting there for so long.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:28 PM   #23
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Bako, I bought a leftover 2016 new 27' TT from a Washington State dealer, 2 years ago.
I was able to get it for 46% off of factory MSRP.
So this dealer isn't doing you any favors.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:34 PM   #24
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Bako, I bought a leftover 2016 new 27' TT from a Washington State dealer, 2 years ago.
I was able to get it for 46% off of factory MSRP.
So this dealer isn't doing you any favors.
To be fair to the dealer, I haven't made a counteroffer yet. I was trying to make sure I had it low enough so I don't start too high and hurt my negotiating position. Thanks for helping me with a starting point.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:40 AM   #25
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I agree with bikendan and others. You should’ve been offered a deal at least 35% off msrp already. But only you can decide what a good deal is for you. It may be 35% off msrp, bikendan’s 46% or it may be 70%. Either way, put on your negotiating hat, and go to work selling them on your deal. Great deals rarely just fall in your lap, but are often hard fought battles. Good luck!
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