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Old 11-17-2010, 02:09 PM   #11
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I see. You won't get a clear idea of what is being put into the camper until it is final and on the line to be built. No VIN; no help.

I will ask RVW for the VIN number then...........watch this space

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Old 11-17-2010, 08:45 PM   #12
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You can order a sidewinder pin box as an option...installed by Rockwood at the time it's built. That's the low cost way to get it.

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Old 11-18-2010, 04:26 AM   #13
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You are right, I should have included this at the time of ordering, but at that time I had in mind a regular slider. After considering that we will be on the road for 6 months and every stopover would be an unknown, (not like reversing 50% of the time into your own yard after evey trip), I was thinking of going Autoslider, but the cost (and maintenance to a small degree) is putting me off.

I have asked RVW for a price but I am not holding my breath, now they have my order they will want top $ I expect, lets see I might have to take that back, I'll keep the forum posted on that score.

Campingworld, inc membership will supply for $599 delivered, but then I have to fit it myself which I don't mind. The DW can help
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You could try talking to RVW to include the sidewinder option for your camper...as you don't have a vin # yet, it isn't built and could still be added.

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Old 11-18-2010, 08:12 PM   #15
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Dave! That is a greatpoint!

It could even be added at the factory even if it was on the line.
The pin box would be a snap to replace while the rig is on the assembly line.
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:21 AM   #16
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Thanks for your encouragement. I have asked RVW for a price, 2 days ago, also for a VIN number, no reply yet.

If they want full wack then they don't get the business, if they are sensible they will. Lou I read you paid MSRP for your tinted windows, but then you could not retro fit these yourself so they have you cornered.

Lets see what they come back with.
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I know that when we ordered (down payment) our 5er on the 14th of the month, the VIN # was issued the 21st. It took five weeks to build it. We made changes during the build, but not the pin box.
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Thanks for your encouragement. I have asked RVW for a price, 2 days ago, also for a VIN number, no reply yet.

If they want full wack then they don't get the business, if they are sensible they will. Lou I read you paid MSRP for your tinted windows, but then you could not retro fit these yourself so they have you cornered.

Lets see what they come back with.
Keep fighting. Try RV Direct for a quote too.
Not sure what you mean about a VIN number. You will not get a VIN until you sign the order with the dealer; THEY send the order to Forest River; Forest River actually starts construction of your camper; and you start bugging the dealer for your VIN when the estimated delivery time gets close.

As to the windows, I wanted to add them to the order AFTER we had done the deal. It is the same at that time as going to the parts counter. You are gonna pay retail. I needed to add it to the build because, though possible I guess, switching from regular glass windows to tinted safety glass windows myself would have been horribly expensive.

Since FR had not put it on the line yet, it was only a phone call to the dealer. Same with your sidewinder; As long as they have not actually started building it, you should be able to add it (at full MSRP of course). Again, once you sign; you have no leverage.
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Well I will take what I said back, RVW did not charge me top $ for the sidewinder, hats off to them $400 fitted by FR.
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Awesome.
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