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Old 08-08-2015, 06:31 PM   #1
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New Forester MBS Pricing

I'm new to this forum and am looking for some input about dealer pricing when ordering a new Forester, rather than buying off the lot. I've bought pre-owned motorhomes and other RVs, but never ordered any. So, I believe that the MBS models I'm considering can be bought for about 80% of MSRP, more or less. Especially at shows. But should I expect to pay more when ordering one? I noticed that many folks on this thread discuss different options they ordered, and talk about delivery dates, etc. I haven't yet begun to get into the weeds on this, so any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-08-2015, 07:05 PM   #2
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Go to and look for the model you want. Click on get price. It's that easy.

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Old 08-08-2015, 08:45 PM   #3
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Check RVW- The Original RV Wholesalers - RV Sales, RV Parts, RV Dealer, RV Super Store Dealer, 5th Wheel, Forest River or select custom build your RV- RVW has Foresters and RVone has Sunseekers- select the options you want I'd choose them all . Submit it and they'll email an offer. Good places to get an idea on what it's going to cost
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:50 PM   #4
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You shouldn't pay anymore than about 70% MSRP and maybe less if you order it.
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:00 PM   #5
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Many thanks. I'll check out those sites.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:25 PM   #6
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Forget Side Cameras Option

I got the side view cameras on my 2016 Solera because they were not that expensive and I hoped they would be helpful. I do not find them to be useful. They are mounted on the cab, just behind the headlights. Consequently, they do not show as much to the rear as I can see in my mirrors. They are very wide angle and show you stuff that is to the right or left of the cab (things you can see by looking out your windows), but they cannot see anything close to the coach to the rear.

If they were mounted outboard on the mirrors or the side of the coach, they would be much more useful. As they are, they are of no help when passing, and with the mirrors, there is not much of a blind spot. I would love to relocate them to perhaps the top front corners of the coach where they could look down to show me what is beside and behind the coach.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:32 PM   #7
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In March of this year we bought a 2015 Coachman Freelander 21rs for 36% off of MRSP. The most I have ever gotten off. If you can get 33 per cent go for it.
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:58 PM   #8
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Yeah, 30 or 33% below MSRP would be great! While trying to decide which model and floor plan we liked, Ford, Chevy, Sprinter chassis, etc, we visited a dealer, but didn't talk prices. Mostly, the sales folks tried to sell end of model years (2015's). Expecting this might be our last buy, I figure we should get the options we want, but thought dealers might not be willing to discount it as much. We'll be at the Hershey show next month, the Tampa show in January, and other central Florida shows in the spring if necessary, Now I have an idea what to expect, so thanks much.
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:51 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by vwexpert View Post
Go to and look for the model you want. Click on get price. It's that easy.
I called DeMartini (after visiting local dealers) to inquire about a 2015 that was on their website. Unfortunately it was already sold, however Jon DeMartini made me a great offer on ordering a 2016 that I just couldn't refuse. I would have preferred to purchase locally rather than a dealer that is 500mi away.

I walked into my local dealer, greeted multiple sales people upon my entry, browsed for a few minutes in the showroom, exited to walk around the lot and subsequently returned to locate a brochure. After milling about the showroom a few more minutes I left to walk the lot again (with the express intent of trying to garner the attention of a sales person, there was several around talking amongst themselves) and was eventually greeted by a fork lift operator who asked if anyone had spoken to me yet.

I politely responded with "not yet". Eventually someone finally greeted me after receiving instructions from the fork lift operator but I got the impression he didn't think I was serious and quoted me a considerably higher price than what I had seen on DeMartini's website.

I returned home and promptly called DeMartini. While I have yet to take delivery, I have been exceptionally impressed with Jon and DeMartini RV.

I wish you the best with your research.

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We bought our new 2015 Solera from for almost $18,000 less than what our local dealer wanted for a 2014 with less !!! We picked it up in Buffalo and made a vacation out of it. I subsequently paid an independent RV shop I trusted to go through everything add vent covers and to re-wire the surge suppressor the selling dealer wired wrong. Still "WAY AHEAD" .

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