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Old 02-10-2019, 03:41 PM   #1
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I am looking for a mid bunk 5th wheel. I'm likely going to have to purchase new since this is a popular new floorplan.

I found a new 2016 Palomino Sabre 365MB. It has been sitting on the dealer lot for nearly three years. In fact, this dealer has a lot of new 2016s on the lot. Many are sitting there just kinda forgotten. I found rust on screws on the exterior of many of the 5th wheels and toy haulers. RVs are this dealer's first priority.


We sat down and talked numbers and the dealer wants to take $2000 of the sale price. I'm looking at NADA values and the dealer is still asking $4000 over good price.

So my question is, am I out of line offering $7000 off their asking price of 38k? It's just sitting there. Also, they're saying FR is not honoring the 2 year warranty posted in writing on all materials in the trailer and only honor a one year warranty. Is this true?

Im willing to walk from this deal and buy somewhere and something else. It's a very nice unit but considering it's been sittinfg in the sun just baking away, I don't feel the dealer is being realistic.
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I am looking for a mid bunk 5th wheel. I'm likely going to have to purchase new since this is a popular new floorplan.

I found a new 2016 Palomino Sabre 365MB. It has been sitting on the dealer lot for nearly three years. In fact, this dealer has a lot of new 2016s on the lot. Many are sitting there just kinda forgotten. I found rust on screws on the exterior of many of the 5th wheels and toy haulers. RVs are this dealer's first priority.


We sat down and talked numbers and the dealer wants to take $2000 of the sale price. I'm looking at NADA values and the dealer is still asking $4000 over good price.

So my question is, am I out of line offering $7000 off their asking price of 38k? It's just sitting there. Also, they're saying FR is not honoring the 2 year warranty posted in writing on all materials in the trailer and only honor a one year warranty. Is this true?

Im willing to walk from this deal and buy somewhere and something else. It's a very nice unit but considering it's been sittinfg in the sun just baking away, I don't feel the dealer is being realistic.
What is the dealers sale price
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:55 PM   #3
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Dealers sale price is 38k. The dealer originally listed this unit at 40,500.

I just realized that they changed the price on RV Trader after I found this model and contacted them. They listed it at 36,500 Thursday. After we looked at it on Saturday, the price jumped up $4000.
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Yeah, I think I will. They want to charge $3700 for dealer destination (Elkhart to Southern California).

It's too bad. It's a nice 5th.
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The sealants, roof vents, shower skylight etc have baked too. I would be cautious, We have a dealer up here like that has a brand new 2016 Columbus with no money off, of course new ones have gone up in price too. Kind of a crap shoot. Best of luck which ever way you go.
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I'd not touch this with a stick.

The 2020 trailers will be for sale in May or June so this 2016 model is 4 years old. (A 2016 trailer could have been made as early as May 2015.) And has been sitting out in the weather all this time. Plus it has 4 years sitting on that lot with probably hundreds of people tramping thru and possibly (probably) trashing it.

There are reasons it didn't sell. Over priced is just one.

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So my question is, am I out of line offering $7000 off their asking price of 38k? It's just sitting there. Also, they're saying FR is not honoring the 2 year warranty posted in writing on all materials in the trailer and only honor a one year warranty. Is this true?

Im willing to walk from this deal and buy somewhere and something else. It's a very nice unit but considering it's been sittinfg in the sun just baking away, I don't feel the dealer is being realistic.
Yes, the warranty thing is true. Even though it came with a 2 year warranty, back in 2015/2016, it has to do with WHEN the new RV is sold. Since it's way past the date FR dropped the 2nd year additional warranty, it will only get the original 1 year factory warranty.

And, as a former California resident, I saw West Coast dealers inflate their delivery costs constantly. They attempt to make a profit, not only on the rig, but the shipping costs also.
That's why we drove to Chicago and back, for our new HTT, because of these practices. West Coast dealers know most won't make the drive to save money. We saved a lot of money, even after trip costs.
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Couches Rv in Hamilton(Cincinnati) has a 19 on the lot for I would assume under $40,000. No BS destination charges.

I would think a 2016 would go for well under $30,000.

Call Couches. Brandon I think was our salesman.

We bought ours and picked it up a month later. (a CC Hathaway) Party all the way back to home.
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Couches Rv in Hamilton(Cincinnati) has a 19 on the lot for I would assume under $40,000. No BS destination charges.

I would think a 2016 would go for well under $30,000.

Call Couches. Brandon I think was our salesman.

We bought ours and picked it up a month later. (a CC Hathaway) Party all the way back to home.
The OP lives in California. So there will be destination charges if Couches ships it to California.
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