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Old 07-18-2016, 06:29 PM   #1
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Grey Wolf 26RR, What to Pay & Where to Buy?

So I'm done deciding on a hauler for 2 bikes. In the process of making that decision I've shopped around for price. I live west of Pittsburgh Pa on the Ohio border. So anything up and down the west side of Pa, to northern West Virginia, to mid Ohio is the most convenient for me. Hopefully something under 3 hours one way.

I see the prices vary quite a bit. I made sure I'm comparing apples to apples so I only looked at the ones with all 4 packages... Value, Limited, Core, and XL. Holy homework!

But it seems like the couple dealers that have the best prices have the worst reviews. Great. When you own Harleys you know that your relationship with the dealer is important. I'm usually pretty confident though because I'm not some na´ve wishy washy person that they would think they can take advantage of. I might even tell them up front if you try to screw me down the road I will be your worst nightmare so do us both a favor and don't even bother selling me a trailer.

But it's easier to just use the power of internet and see what the satisfied customers have to say. I'm willing to pay a hair more and drive a bit further for the right dealership.

The other question is what are you paying in your area? Right now I'm seeing them for $15,999. Hinks aka Cherokee Camping center in Iowa (on the way to Sturgis) has them for $15,499. My local dealer offered me one for $21,000. wtf

So what is your experience with both sales and service at dealerships in my area? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:39 PM   #2
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Let me start by saying that sales and service for an RV is NOTHING like sales and service for a Harley. Many dealers will not do warranty work unless they sold it. Even then you may not want them working on it. There are two options.
1. If you are capable of some basic repairs and maintenance, go for the lowest price and put the savings away to cover repairs that might normally be covered under warranty.
2. Go with a local dealer that has a good service dept and pay more, but have someone nearby that does good warranty work. It is occasionally possible to get both, but it doesn't happen often.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:09 PM   #3
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Bought my 26RR last year. I agree with Flybob; but I was able to follow his 2nd option as my dealer was excellent. The difference in prices will probably be what options are included and how much they charge for the PDI etc. Mine cost about $21K all inclusive.
Good luck to you. We love ours. BTW have some money for mods as you will want to do them. There are great threads on the forums on the 26RR and its sister trailers.


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Old 07-18-2016, 08:19 PM   #4
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So I'm done deciding on a hauler for 2 bikes. In the process of making that decision I've shopped around for price. I live west of Pittsburgh Pa on the Ohio border. So anything up and down the west side of Pa, to northern West Virginia, to mid Ohio is the most convenient for me. Hopefully something under 3 hours one way.

I see the prices vary quite a bit. I made sure I'm comparing apples to apples so I only looked at the ones with all 4 packages... Value, Limited, Core, and XL. Holy homework!

But it seems like the couple dealers that have the best prices have the worst reviews. Great. When you own Harleys you know that your relationship with the dealer is important. I'm usually pretty confident though because I'm not some na´ve wishy washy person that they would think they can take advantage of. I might even tell them up front if you try to screw me down the road I will be your worst nightmare so do us both a favor and don't even bother selling me a trailer.

But it's easier to just use the power of internet and see what the satisfied customers have to say. I'm willing to pay a hair more and drive a bit further for the right dealership.

The other question is what are you paying in your area? Right now I'm seeing them for $15,999. Hinks aka Cherokee Camping center in Iowa (on the way to Sturgis) has them for $15,499. My local dealer offered me one for $21,000. wtf

So what is your experience with both sales and service at dealerships in my area? Thanks in advance.
I drove out of state for mine as the price was very low. I knew that if I had trouble, I might loose that savings to get it taken care of. I have had no troubles in 1.5 years. I won. It is a gamble. In the St Louis area a few smart dealers are starting to advertise that they will work on anybody's camper. Feel better now about that. In your post you quote a $5K savings, so you do the math.

Good luck.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:51 AM   #5
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Try Suburban RV Center in Mansfield Ohio. Small dealership great prices and good service. I live too far for the service but had great experience with the trailer. I got mine for less than $16,000. I got 90 day Ohio plates and paid sales tax in PA. Check him out. He had the 19rr, 22rr, and 26rr on the lot so we got to compare all right there. We walked in and out of trailers many times before making decision.
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Two Harley's in a 26RR is going to be a hard fit. I went with the Vengeance 25 because of same floor plan but slightly wider and taller, along with a lot more payload and no wheel wells protruding into the trailer. Plus, the much larger ramp door and beaver tail makes loading the Harley simple (no dragging). Even with all that when I load the Road Glide Ultra I don't see any room to load another one.

Look at this thread: 2 Harleys in a 22RR?

You might want to check RV Wholesalers in Ohio. They get great reviews and have good prices. Also, Keystone RV in Greencastle, PA.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:42 AM   #7
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That's his thread lol.

I agree two bikes will be a pain but it can be done in the 26RR. It's a great starter camper/toy hauler but if this is something you think you will do on a regular basis go bigger now. Just my two cents because I already did it brother. 2012 21RR to a 2016 Vengeance 320A SS.

Granted it's bigger but life is so much better with this beast

Loading a Harley with that short ramp is a major PIA

If you go with Grey Wolf Cheyenne Camping Center in Walcott,IA (near Davenport) treated me very well. AC Nelson in Atlantic,IA also has been good to me.

Just a hint for Cheyenne...check Ebay for a good price then go. They list them but they have to blur out the brand name on Ebay. Then go to the dealer to look and possibly buy.
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That's his thread lol.

I agree two bikes will be a pain but it can be done in the 26RR. It's a great starter camper/toy hauler but if this is something you think you will do on a regular basis go bigger now. Just my two cents because I already did it brother. 2012 21RR to a 2016 Vengeance 320A SS.

Granted it's bigger but life is so much better with this beast

Loading a Harley with that short ramp is a major PIA

If you go with Grey Wolf Cheyenne Camping Center in Walcott,IA (near Davenport) treated me very well. AC Nelson in Atlantic,IA also has been good to me.

Just a hint for Cheyenne...check Ebay for a good price then go. They list them but they have to blur out the brand name on Ebay. Then go to the dealer to look and possibly buy.
Duuuuuuhhh. I didn't notice who started the RR thread.
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Duuuuuuhhh. I didn't notice who started the RR thread.
HEHE I needed a laugh this morning though so it's all good
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:07 AM   #10
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I agree about Grey Wolf Cheyenne Camping Center bought mine there. 26rr ramps are tight but i am hauling a trike and have to put 4x4 under the ramp and use 5 ft ramps to get it to clear.
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