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Old 02-11-2015, 11:16 AM   #11
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Ok maybe I'm missing something. "avoid a unit that may have been sitting outside covered in melting snow all winter"? Now that I'm a snowbird I don't think about it. But, when did it become a "bad thing" to winterize and let it sit in the snow? I'm understanding the new rubber roofs are not good to cover up. Mine has sat in a lot of snow with no problems. Wow! I always get the cost in writing and tell the sales person that I'm taking the quote "across the street" to compare. Happy finding!!
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:56 AM   #12
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I am not saying it is a bad thing, especially if you know your camper. I know that the ones sitting on lots are rarely checked as I have witnessed issues in multiple campers that I looked over. I also know there is a higher chance of leaks given the bunk ends.

As they would need to transport this in and I would have no ability to view it on the spot, I simply view this as a potential down side. Certainly not a deal breaker, just something in the back of my mind.

If I know my camper doesn't leak and I can check on it regularly then of course I can understand storing it outside. There are plenty of reports of leaks on brand new units that required adjustment after the sale. If the price is the same I am not seeing a downside to getting one that is newer and weathered fewer storms without observation.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:05 PM   #13
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I am having trouble finding any area on their site regarding delivery charges (RVW)...do they offer that?
Yes, they offer it.
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I'm sorry. It is my 1st senior moment of the day (I'm allowed 3). I forgot the type of RV. I totally agree with ordering the RV.
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:06 PM   #15
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I did not order my Roo, so I have no real input on that process...the dealer had a unit in stock that suited our family's needs. However, a couple of other things to keep in mind...There are probably hundreds of units already sitting in the snow outside of the factory. I wouldn't worry too much about it sitting at the dealer if they already have one in stock that you like. Also, if you do order, remember that it must be delivered...somewhere...unless you opt to pick it up, yourself. That is where the delay begins. The factory cranks out the units daily. There is typically a shortage of people to actually transport the units, so your new camper may be finished...maybe a month or more ahead of when you (or the dealer) actually receive it. Just some things to think about
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There are many factors that go into people's motivations for consummating a deal. Your best bet is to shop around and find those individuals who are most agreeable, for what ever reason, to a accept a lower price.

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Old 02-11-2015, 02:09 PM   #17
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It should make a difference because the dealer has no real "flooring" costs. That is, he didn't have to go to the bank to park the RV on the lot until it's sold. Same thing with a car or truck. BUT you need to point this out during your negotiations.
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In your experience is there a price break for grabbing units off of the lot? Given the additional openings on a hybrid I am leaning towards ordering so I can avoid a unit that may have been sitting outside covered in melting snow all winter.

Having said that, since I can't decide between cherry and hickory, and wood-look floor or not...I am probably better grabbing one that comes as-is.

I do have one other question. On the order form it lists ducted AC being part of the 15k AC upgrade. It says without it there is no ducted AC on the 21dk. Is this accurate?
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Thanks all. The one unit in all of their camping world inventory is close to what I want...just a few things I would do different. I am not wanting to pay thousands more for a few preferences...but I would pay a few hundred more. Several dealers are saying prices are going up so better off not ordering.

Fair point about it sitting outside either way.

Has anyone seen cherry cabinets with wood look floor? Is it a clash? I am assuming hickory is better if I go wood floor look?


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Thanks all. The one unit in all of their camping world inventory is close to what I want...just a few things I would do different. I am not wanting to pay thousands more for a few preferences...but I would pay a few hundred more. Several dealers are saying prices are going up so better off not ordering.

Fair point about it sitting outside either way.

Has anyone seen cherry cabinets with wood look floor? Is it a clash? I am assuming hickory is better if I go wood floor look?


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You would have to go to great effort for me to believe CW is offering you the best possible price on what you are shopping for! Their nationwide sales model isn't built for it, and I do have first hand experience with CW sales and they must maintain a pretty healthy profit margin. As far as the FR price increase goes, that already happened so they are giving you a line there. As far as the cherry cabinets with the wood look floor, DW and I agree it's not a complement. The cherry looks better with the stock tile look flooring to us. The hickory looks right at home with the wood look floor in our opinion. In other lines, FR actually changes the tone of the wood look floor to complement different cabinet finishes since the manufacturer of the flooring has dozens of colors/tones/grain for that flooring, but they don't seem to do it with the expandable line.

Best of luck with your purchase!
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Thanks so much for that great feedback! I have always wanted a wood look floor so kind of stuck on it. The tile look was certainly nice as well.

Hope to order this weekend. CW appears willing to match my offers and are right in line with my rv direct quote so who knows. They are a half hour from where I work so if they are close on price it is worth it.

So down to Toscana or metropolitan and then the order goes in!

Thanks again, one of the reasons I was looking at r-pods was the strong community. The fact that roo/shamrock people have been just as great has been a big factor. I know from experience how important that support network can be.


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