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Old 04-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Battery with unit?

I am looking at buying a new 8265WS and the dealer tells me that i have to buy a starter kit for 199.00 which included sewer pipe, propane filled electrical adapter?? and battery. Is this normal???
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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Definately not! Some dealers will 'give' you a starter pack which includes a low quality sewer hose, roll of tp, and other stuff. I say 'give' because you're paying for it someplace. Of the 4 campers we bought the batteries and full LP tanks were always included in the sale. Again I'm sure I paid for it somewhere but it was never a required add on. You do need a battery for the electric brakes switch to work in an emergency. I'd be looking for a more reputable dealer. BTW the electrical adapter is a 30AMP to 20AMP adapter in case you camp on a 20 AMP site. You can get those at WalMart for about $5.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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I think $199 is alot if they give you cheap stuff. One dealer I talked to didn't give u anything. They said they give you a discount in their store so you can buy what you wanted and a better quality.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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Ditto - Pure rip off.

They MUST give you a battery because it is illegal to drive it off the lot without one.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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Tell the dealer you will be getting the items listed above for free or you will not take the 30K 5th wheel.
Also, I would be asking for another discount for them insulting you. The battery is required!
On my used 2011 coachman, I made them include the battery, 2 full propane tanks and a $800.00 prep / walk through at no charge.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #6
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Our dealer installed a battery, filled the LP tanks and included a "starter kit" that included a piece of sewer hose with an adapter to connect to the dump valve on the trailer, a water pressure regulator, a roll of RV toilet paper, and a 25' "no taste" water hose for fresh water.
They also gave us a card that gets a 10% discount for anything in their rv store for 3 years.
$199.00 sounds a little harsh.
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I am looking at buying a new 8265WS and the dealer tells me that i have to buy a starter kit for 199.00 which included sewer pipe, propane filled electrical adapter?? and battery. Is this normal???
I got all this for FREE plus more !
Sorry about your scam artist dealer !
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:27 PM   #8
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Tell the dealer you will be getting the items listed above for free or you will not take the 30K 5th wheel.
Also, I would be asking for another discount for them insulting you. The battery is required!
On my used 2011 coachman, I made them include the battery, 2 full propane tanks and a $800.00 prep / walk through at no charge.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:29 PM   #9
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I made sure the $199 startup & PDI charge was included in the OTD price when I signed.
(plus the hitch & installation, sales tax, registration, ...)
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:34 PM   #10
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Ditto - Pure rip off.

They MUST give you a battery because it is illegal to drive it off the lot without one.

Bingo!
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