Almost bought a Vengeance Touring Edition yesterday. But we stuck to our guns and I feel much better about it today.
We were heading out of town yesterday for a prior commitment so I figured it was a great opportunity to swing by a dealership near there that carries Vengeance toy haulers. Nobody really close to us carries them so this seemed like a great chance to see their quality first hand. This dealer had just started to carry these toy haulers and they're just getting some in.
We saw a 38L12 and a 39R12. Although not the color I wanted, I was looking forward to seeing a 39R12. Both were really nice but we didn't get that "feeling". The salesman said they had just gotten in a 40D12 that was in the back. It hadn't even been set up for showing out on the lot but we all went back there anyway. I was anxious because the side patio option is growing more and more on me. When we walked around the corner of the building, I was excited. It was my favorite color scheme: white with blue, silver, and black accents. Just a beautiful camper and I could envision it behind my silver truck.
After looking it over pretty good, we were willing to talk numbers but I felt I had the advantage. I have been extensively shopping Fuzions and XLRs for a month now and I know the options I want and how much those units cost.
Of course, they brought us out a price that was just silly (in my opinion). I told him again what we had been looking at and how much those units were priced at. I kindly reminded them of the quality of those units and I felt the XLRs were still one notch above the Vengeance line although the Touring Editions were pretty close. He went back to the manager and finally brought us their final offer. He was still about $5,000 more than a comparable XLR 420.
I kindly shook his hand and said I appreciated their time but we would have to decline. If he had been about $8-$9K less, we'd have done the deal. But that's a long distance apart in price. I don't blame them at all. If they can sell them at that price, great for them. I just know I can buy more camper for less money somewhere else.
The search goes on.....