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Old 09-08-2010, 09:21 PM   #11
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My dealer changed my two 20 lb propane tanks for 2 30lb at no charge. He also included the water hose and sewer hose plus a new deep cycle battery. Before I left the dealership he handed me the electrcal adapter. This is for a used trailer. Propane tanks come with the trailer. If the dealerhip is charging you for the items they are ripping you off. We have several dealerships in the area which try to nickel and dime you when purchasing a unit. I stay away from them. I find the a small independent dealership gives better service then the larger dealers.

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:16 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by caper View Post
I find the a small independent dealership gives better service then the larger dealers.
Very true in my experience.

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:16 PM   #13
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When I bought my new trailer, the dealer included all you listed above for no charge. Propane, hoses, battery, TP, water pressure reg, adapter plug, cord, etc.

Well, we most likely paid for it in the price somewhere. But they didn't make it an "Add on" after we negotiated a price.....
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:09 AM   #14
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I agree that the stuff should be included in the purchase price. Have you signed on the dotted line yet? Take the time to talk to other dealers to find out what the true out the door price is going to be.

Our dealer "included" a sewer hose and a water hose both were the absolute cheapest out there. The water hose smelled and left water with an awful plastic taste and smell. The sewer hose was in a word fragile. Both were replaced withini a week at Wal-mart for a small amount. I have never used the toilet chemicals they are smelly. I am successfully using a capful of Calgon (another Wal-mart item. RV toilet paper is also available at Walmart for 1/2 the price posted in the dealer's store.

I would expect the propane tanks to be full and batteries to come with the unit. Remember that a propane tank is only filled to 80% to allow for expansion. Call around and find out what propane is going for in your area (call a propane dealer! and tell them the size of your tanks).

My suspicion is that you are going to get bottom of the line products.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:47 AM   #15
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My CC came with 4 6 v batteries and two full 30 lb propane tanks. The dealer included a convenience package, for no charge, with a sewer hose, white, hose, wax etc etc. My last two trailers (used ones) came with full tanks and working batteries plus I got a similar convenience package thrown in with each of them.
Definitely your dealer seems to be pulling a rip off.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:45 AM   #16
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I would take that $400 and buy your items at wally world and then go buy an APU (generator) with the rest and charge your own 12v batt plus run some other items as well.

I love my 2000 watt jenny, runs everything but the a/c in my popup and charges the batt. Quiet as can be and will run all day long on 2 gals gas
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:24 AM   #17
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As everyone has said, all that should have been with the unit. You never got back to us with what you did though. I ran a pair of T125 Trojans and they were awesome, Too bad there is no room for them on our V-Lite so I sold them for 100 bux for the pair with cases 1 year old as no one around here seems to know what they are.


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