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Old 06-02-2016, 11:11 AM   #11
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I would find a new dealer if at all possible. Sounds like something fishy went down.

Beyond that, the front storage area is not the same as the bike rack. I have quite a bit of my initial setup placed in my storage box, and it would be hard to either dig that stuff out of a diferent area, or it would always be exposed to the elements. Either way I wouldnt make that sacrifice, but your needs may differ.

IF another dealer isnt an option, I'd go down unannounced and ask to see the trailer and the damage. You can always play the angle that you need to see what to watch for on any future purchase. They didnt get that thing on a truck to IN that fast, it should be close by.
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:18 AM   #12
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Are the 2017's supposed to have any significant changes?
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:34 AM   #13
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I would bet someone was interested in it and they told them it was sold but the 2017 would be in in 1 month at a higher price. They offered more than you were paying and drove it home. If you go and it is not there, They will probably tell you it is on it's way back to FR. Before FR will take one back or authorize an onsite repair, they will ask for photos. You can ask to see them.

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Going there this morning. Will ask to see the damaged trailer.

The cynic in me has considered many possibilities but they don't make logical sense.

1) They sold it out from under me, which makes little sense as why not just up-sell the 2017s to someone else since the price diff they're offering doesn't make up for risking a lost sale? Not really logical when this sale was already in the bag and 2017s are on the way. I can probably rule that out, to be honest, it simply wouldn't be smart. People don't generally commit bad business stupidly and to their own detriment.

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Old 06-02-2016, 11:39 AM   #14
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My guess is that the newbie guy at the dealer, moving units around, backed into it and damaged it, or drove the forklift into it.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:48 PM   #15
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Sounds like the old "bait and switch" to me. I wouldn't trust them with ANY deal and would take my hard earned cash elsewhere.
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:06 PM   #16
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X10 with the others. Sump'n ain't right here! Bait and Switch is probable, newbie on a forklift? Maybe.


Did you put a deposit down? I'd ask for the 2017 for the same price and if they don't want to do that, I'd get my money refunded and run...don't walk to another dealer.
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:08 PM   #17
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I would walk away. Somethings up with this. There are lots of other dealers out there.
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:15 PM   #18
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The 192HW we expressed interest in at our dealership was sold by the time we got to it. But, the dealer was awesome. He ordered us a 2017 192HW direct from the factory and two weeks later, personally drove 1,000 miles to pick it up at the Forest River plant. AND, he gave us the same price as the 2016. This was in early April.

The only difference between the two model years is there are now ridges on the front trunk lid instead of it being flat.

Don't let that dealer hoodwink you. There are good ones out there.
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:35 PM   #19
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There's ridges on my 2016 hw213 as well so not sure if that is even a change.
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:32 PM   #20
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I'm curious to see what happened after you went back to the dealer.
If they did it to me and sold it to someone else, this pancake would be very angry!
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