Originally Posted by Tim_W
How much mark up does a dealer really make. I have been offered a new 2010 SV 294 for $22,000. I know depends on options. However, if they are selling it for 22k what do you think they are paying for it?
Go to RVDirect.com
and price out your rig right there with all the options you want. The site will give you your price online. This is pretty darn close to the lowest price you should be able to get give or take. As said above the markup can be as much as 40% so don't just assume they are giving you a great deal by knocking 15% off the list price.
We bought our rig through RVDirect as we couldn't find a better price. Others just use the quotes to negotiate a better price with their dealers (don't tell them where you got the price) just walk out if they aren't willing to do better, I guarantee they will be calling you back within the day if not within the week to try and negotiate with you.
You should also be darned sure you KNOW what items are standard on your rig as many dealers will try and charge you extra for standard items saying that they added them at the lot. Our local dealer tried to tell us that they added the slide topper awnings when in fact they are standard for our rig.