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Old 02-03-2016, 08:58 PM   #1
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Heritage Glen vs Salem Hemisphere - price difference?

The CFO and I are looking for a 5er to replace our DP Motorhome. We really like the 356QB floor plans, but have found price discrepancy between the two different brands. The HG seems to be priced lower than the SH, but we like the SH colors style better and the selling dealer is closer.

Are there any differences (options appear to be equal) that could be driving the price up $5k? I realize I am looking at pricing on the Internet, but figured I would ask the forum before dealing with the Salem Hemisphere dealer. Is there reason to believe that any price I can get on the Heritage, the Salem dealer should be able to match?

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Old 02-03-2016, 09:34 PM   #2
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Should be the same on both brands just rebadged to give dealers exclusive brands they offer over others.


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Old 02-04-2016, 01:24 AM   #3
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They should be the same...although we liked our Heritage Glen better than the Salem Hemisphere that we originally were going to buy....plus the Heritage Glen ended up being cheaper with more features than the Hemisphere.....I think pricing is going to be dealer specific as in play the 2 dealers off each other.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:48 AM   #4
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I liked this site when we were looking: See Dealer Cost

The MSRP for our Columbus was right on and we got it for 35% off the MSRP. Felt good to us so we did it. I have heard others getting more and others less.

If the MSRP on the trailers are much different then I would guess there might be some other hidden reasons for the cost difference. Either way good luck.
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:27 AM   #5
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Thanks for the site.

Looks like the HG 356QB MSRP is $48,517. The dealer shows it on their site at $38,995. We haven't talked numbers yet, but can I reasonably expect to buy this unit for $35k?

Never bought a new RV, so learning as I go.
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Thanks for the site.

Looks like the HG 356QB MSRP is $48,517. The dealer shows it on their site at $38,995. We haven't talked numbers yet, but can I reasonably expect to buy this unit for $35k?

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I would think you should get it at least 33% off MSRP. That is what I have always heard. I got our Columbus at 34%. I have heard other getting more. Wife and I are very happy with everything so all is good for us.

So with the MSRP at 48,517 x .33 = 16010.61 OFF. That would take it to 48,517 - 16,010 = 32,507.

Not sure they will instantly do that but if you are not in a hurry you can always start at 30,000 and see where it takes you. Can't hurt to try.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:54 AM   #7
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Once again.... Thanks for your input!

Man. This keeps getting harder. Finding what meets our wants is tough!

Wife - king size bed, at least 1.5 baths, residential refer.

Me - relatively light weight with a leveling system!

The sandpiper 365SAQB fits all the needs but the weight.

Anyone know if an auto leveling system can be added (or ordered) on the HG?
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Once again.... Thanks for your input!

Man. This keeps getting harder. Finding what meets our wants is tough!

Wife - king size bed, at least 1.5 baths, residential refer.

Me - relatively light weight with a leveling system!

The sandpiper 365SAQB fits all the needs but the weight.

Anyone know if an auto leveling system can be added (or ordered) on the HG?

Sandpiper 365saqb will fit all those needs except for weight, but it's an axe some unit though, that gets my vote, but I'm partial to them


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Old 02-05-2016, 08:02 PM   #9
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Well.... The saga continues! We looked at some again today. I think we have it narrowed down to two.

The Sandpiper 365SAQB. Meets all wants.

The Sandpiper 371REBH. Looses the 1/2 bath and outdoor kitchen, but gives more interior living space.

Heading to another dealer tomorrow that has allot better advertised prices, and may just leave a little lighter in the wallet.

I have not been happy with their over the phone trade in value of my DP, but I just might have lucked up and sold it tonight to a friend.
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Well.... The saga continues! We looked at some again today. I think we have it narrowed down to two.

The Sandpiper 365SAQB. Meets all wants.

The Sandpiper 371REBH. Looses the 1/2 bath and outdoor kitchen, but gives more interior living space.

Heading to another dealer tomorrow that has allot better advertised prices, and may just leave a little lighter in the wallet.

I have not been happy with their over the phone trade in value of my DP, but I just might have lucked up and sold it tonight to a friend.
I have always been told get the unit of your dreams, because if you don't you will end up buying it in the end anyways and a significant trade in cost to you.

Sounds like you need to go with the 356aqb.

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