Originally Posted by sponge
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?
I can tell you my experience with ordering online/phone.
When we were looking there was only a couple of dealerships that had the Roo we were looking for (233S) on the lot. I got quotes for those which was more $$ than ordering the camper thru RVDirect. By ordering the camper I was able to get in the in color I wanted, without an oven, larger 15k AC, power jack, slide covers, wood fridge panels and upgraded rims (none of these options w/ the campers on the lot for more $$). I'm very happy w/ our camper. And feel like dealerships leave off many nice options from the factory to charge you more $$$$ to install them later.
Down side you have to wait for the camper to be built. May have to travel to pickup.
If you decide to order the camper get quotes from other online options (RVW) and local dealership (I actually went to RVDirect local facilities and told them I had a quote from an online dealer who I felt like was a great deal, not telling them it was from them and they were competing w/ themselves. They ended up matching the deal and taking another 1K off for me to sign now. Needless to say I gave my online person the option to better that and they did). I feel like we got an awesome deal w/ all our options.
I can't help you w/ 21dk AC question. The 233S is ducted even w/ smaller AC unit.
Good luck! And remember take your time. They want you to buy same day.