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Old 10-16-2018, 03:57 PM   #1
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Thought i was buying a 2017 Keystone Montana legacy for $52,500 but found a 2017 Riverstone Legacy 38RE for $58,900 and like the legacy for the 6k difference. Wife loves the front living on Montana but saw pics of the legacy and said WOW. What should i do? I have made a deposit of $500 on the Montana and it is within an hours drive, or lose deposit and drive 5 hours for legacy?
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:08 PM   #2
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If you can contemplate throwing $500 away then I suspect you've already made up your mind.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:09 PM   #3
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Thought i was buying a 2017 Keystone Montana legacy for $52,500 but found a 2017 Riverstone Legacy 38RE for $58,900 and like the legacy for the 6k difference. Wife loves the front living on Montana but saw pics of the legacy and said WOW. What should i do? I have made a deposit of $500 on the Montana and it is within an hours drive, or lose deposit and drive 5 hours for legacy?
I'm not being a smarty pants but there is no way for us to make YOUR decision.

If the Legacy is truly the model you want, $500 shouldn't stop you.

Have you told the Legacy dealer you put a $500 non-refundable deposit on another rig but want the Legacy and that is all that is stopping you? If they are a GOOD dealer they'll knock $500 off the $58,900 price and everybody is happy!


Oh... and i see it's your first post... welcome!
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:11 PM   #4
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Thought i was buying a 2017 Keystone Montana legacy for $52,500 but found a 2017 Riverstone Legacy 38RE for $58,900 and like the legacy for the 6k difference. Wife loves the front living on Montana but saw pics of the legacy and said WOW. What should i do? I have made a deposit of $500 on the Montana and it is within an hours drive, or lose deposit and drive 5 hours for legacy?
My first thought is go to the closest dealer. Any follow up work always happens best at the dealer of origin.
Our warranty work was greatly complicated by being too far from our dealer.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:13 PM   #5
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Have you made a large purchase before on your own decision making, or do you make decisions like this via consensus from people you don't know?


Have you negotiated these prices at all or are these simply the advertised prices?


Seriously - buy the one you and your wife like, and can see yourselves in. Tell the Riverstone dealer you want $1000 off and you'll seal the deal. I bet he will drop a grand off the price to sell it.


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Old 10-16-2018, 04:19 PM   #6
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Tell the other dealer your situation. most will try to take care of you. you can always go back to the first dealer and ask for your deposit back. you never know, they may give it to you. It does not matter where you buy from. you can always use an independent tech for any warranty work (they will probably do a better and faster job too). Get the trailer you want the first time. too many of us buy one, and wish and hope for the other one soon after.
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I'm a little confused because you referred to BOTH as "legacy"
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My first thought is go to the closest dealer. Any follow up work always happens best at the dealer of origin.
Our warranty work was greatly complicated by being too far from our dealer.
This is not always the case or best choice.
Many have bought local, only to find that they get lousy service from them.
I bought our first trailer from a dealer 2000 miles away.
Brought it home and FR found 3 local dealers willing to do warranty work. And if they hadn't, I could have used an independent RV shop or mobile RV tech. I just had to get pre-approval from FR and be willing to be reimbursed.
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Also regarding the "URGENT" in your post title...

It's the end of the RV season in a lot of the country, meaning the US, but certainly Canada as well. You didn't say where you are located but I have to imagine it is a slow time for RV sales and therefor it is a probably a buyer's market and the units you are looking at are not flying out the door. I know it is exciting but you'd probably be better off to pump the brakes and carefully consider how you are going to spend around $50,000. It sounds like you haven't even seen at least one of these units in person so I think that would probably give you a vastly better understanding of which one works best for you.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:00 PM   #10
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Thought i was buying a 2017 Keystone Montana legacy for $52,500 but found a 2017 Riverstone Legacy 38RE for $58,900 and like the legacy for the 6k difference. Wife loves the front living on Montana but saw pics of the legacy and said WOW. What should i do? I have made a deposit of $500 on the Montana and it is within an hours drive, or lose deposit and drive 5 hours for legacy?
Are both units new or used? The RiverStone 38RE is a $100K unit new, not sure about the Montana price. My money would be on the RiverStone, but itís your $$$, your decision.

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