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Old 07-16-2018, 07:38 PM   #1
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Roo 183 Purchase

Recently converting from popup that we originally bought used. Looking to purchase a 2019 Rockwood Roo 183 and working with a somewhat local dealership to order it because they are not typically carried in Alabama. Getting every option except the Thermopane windows and we upgraded to the 15k a/c.

Making this purchase is all new territory to us and we want to make certain we are not getting taken advantage of because of that fact. Researching online it seems like we are getting a fair deal, but wanted to check the forum to get the opinion of veteran owners who have done this a few times. The price is right under $22,000 ... also includes a Recurve 3 WD hitch (installed). Thoughts? Opinions?

In case you are wondering why the 183 and not the 233S ... TV tow capacity. TV is a 2018 4Runner TRD Pro 4WD with rear suspension after market coils.

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Old 07-16-2018, 08:49 PM   #2
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Get a quote from RVW or RV Direct and use that to negotiate.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:29 AM   #3
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I bought stock 183 with 13.5 BTU AC in May of 2014 off the lot in Indianapolis for $17K including 2 filled propane tanks, battery and spare tire. In 85-90 degree weather the AC will chase you out.

This is not alot of camper and I purchased the $200 WDH ( the only one they carry) from Harbor Freight, added a 2 5/16 ball and have pulled it probably close to 15,000 miles from the Everglades to the UP. A WDH hitch is just a hunk of steel, no matter what you think of HF products it works great.

There is little to go wrong so buying local was not an issue for me... I think you are getting taken for a ride... but I also do not know what additional options are or cost...
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:19 AM   #4
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Get a quote from RVW or RV Direct and use that to negotiate.
This was EXCELLENT advice. I got the quote from RVW and used it with the local dealer to get them down to $21K WITH all the options we wanted AND the WDH. Ordering today.

Thank you!
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:18 PM   #5
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Sooooo,

We will be expecting a new 2019 Roo 183 in the next 8-12 weeks. Let's hope it's closer to 8!

Johnston RV in Cullman, AL negotiated to our satisfaction.

We got the following options in addition to the factory required stuff:
Chocolate Interior
R3 WD Hitch
Champagne Exterior with Color Matched Roof
Maple Cabinetry
Wood Look Floor
Power Tongue Jack
Gas Oven
Double Door Fridge
Heated Holding Tanks
15K Ducted AC
Power Awning Upgrade with LEDs
Heated Mattresses
MAXAIR Vents
Water Purifier

Out the door including tax and title for $21600

I'm satisfied. RVW was at $20776 otd and I would have had to drive 8 hours.
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:58 PM   #6
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Congrats... you will luv it...

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We will be expecting a new 2019 Roo 183 in the next 8-12 weeks. Let's hope it's closer to 8!
Plan on 12 and hope it is not 16...
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Old 07-18-2018, 05:43 AM   #7
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Sooooo,

We will be expecting a new 2019 Roo 183 in the next 8-12 weeks. Let's hope it's closer to 8!

Johnston RV in Cullman, AL negotiated to our satisfaction.

We got the following options in addition to the factory required stuff:
Chocolate Interior
R3 WD Hitch
Champagne Exterior with Color Matched Roof
Maple Cabinetry
Wood Look Floor
Power Tongue Jack
Gas Oven
Double Door Fridge
Heated Holding Tanks
15K Ducted AC
Power Awning Upgrade with LEDs
Heated Mattresses
MAXAIR Vents
Water Purifier

Out the door including tax and title for $21600

I'm satisfied. RVW was at $20776 otd and I would have had to drive 8 hours.
You did just fine, I paid $20,000 (plus taxes) for mine. I don't bother with a WDH and I don't have the upgraded AC or heated holding tanks I'm not really sure why you would want that option lol .
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:48 AM   #8
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You did just fine, I paid $20,000 (plus taxes) for mine. I don't bother with a WDH and I don't have the upgraded AC or heated holding tanks I'm not really sure why you would want that option lol .
We live in Alabama and camp all over. In the south the 15K air will not have to work as hard to keep the camper cool in the hottest months. My thoughts on the heated tanks are for if/when we camp somewhere in below freezing temps. Gatlinburg/Smokies would be the most likely for us.
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