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Old 08-17-2012, 08:28 AM   #11
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Well, what do you expect when they MSRP something for $25k, sell it for $12k. It has to be made for $6k for the business to survive. What kind of RV can be built for $6k that isn't made out of plastic toy parts?
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:45 AM   #12
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Well, what do you expect when they MSRP something for $25k, sell it for $12k. It has to be made for $6k for the business to survive. What kind of RV can be built for $6k that isn't made out of plastic toy parts?
Not sure where you're getting your prices from, but they retail for a lot more up here.

for example:

my 2011 831RLBSS retailed for 38-40,000 (ish).

They sell (when it was new) around 32-35,000 (ish) if you beat the dealer with a length of garden hose; and I mean the end with the metal fitting, not just the hose.

Bigger 5th's and toy haulers go for waaaay more. My size TT in a 5th wheel goes for an easy 10 grand more, mostly because 5th wheels are the "hot" thing right now.

That's a far cry from 6,000 to build it.

Assuming that's a reasonable estimate for manufacturing costs, which I don't think it is.

Just labor costs are going to run you at least more than half of that. It's not assembled/built in china, it's put together in the US where labor costs are more than a couple bucks a day per worker...

So no, I don't think I'm expecting too much for what they make on these things.

And Yes, I do think quality should be MUCH better for that price.

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What I'm saying is cost is 25% of msrp typically. So if your msrp is higher, then multiply. %2
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