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Old 06-29-2014, 03:31 PM   #21
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It was new and the one I ordered is new. The one I ordered from the dealer I am not sure if they charge or not
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:24 PM   #22
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Don't worry you paid for it somewhere in the deal. No such thing as a free lunch with these dealers. They lumped it in and called it free to make you feel good!


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Not really I was quite surprised as I drove a hard bargin and got well over $5000 off price and no not sticker price, dealer sale price.

And after 2 years I still get 10 to 20 percent off anything I buy from them for the Rv.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:28 PM   #23
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Pete's RV is where I bought my Vengenance 39R12. They did a great job on the pdi/walk thru. Yes, they do try to sell you a bunch of stuff, but I transferred everything I needed from my trade in. I would buy from Pete's again, good people!


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Old 06-30-2014, 12:53 PM   #24
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Is it normal for a dealer to charge for the walk through with you? To me it sounds crazy and it should be a given with the purchase of a trailer. They also said that this 800 dollar fee was for proprane fill. I laughed at the guy and said your crazy, I'm not paying that. He also said they need to inspect my truck before the trailer can leave their lot. At that poi t I just got up and started out the door. Salesman asked where I was going and I told him I'm done dealing with this place. He tried telling me all dealers do this. Was I over reacting or is this a gimic. I'm picky about my truck and I my I work on it. I don't like others touching my stuff
This is a bad dealer on so many levels IMHO. I would write him up in our dealer review sextion!

You should never be charged for a PDI! Strike 1
$800 for Propane? Strikes 2 & 3 just because that is outrageous - he should be reported to the BBB!
Telling you "All dealers" do this is a bald face lie and is strike 4 5 & 6

Inspecting your truck....mmmm...my dealer did this (installed our 5th wheel hitch as well) I saw it as a courtesy. In this dealer's case, however, I bet he wanted to do it to sell you more stuff
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:47 PM   #25
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I asked the dealer why he needed to inspect my truck. They just make sure that you have a truck that can actually tow the trailer's rated weight. Can you imagine some guy showing up with a Tacoma to pick up an 18,000 Gvw toy hauler? As for the other stuff, run don't walk.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:56 PM   #26
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Inspect the truck?
AFTER you bought the camper?

800 dollars! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

THIEVES

CRIMINALS

Time for a midnight visit by "The Avenger!"
Make sure you get the cameras first!

Seriously. OMG...
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:02 PM   #27
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Honestly my walkthrough took almost 2 hours, very good folks to work with, even gave me the right size ball and hitch, now I know thats not a big deal but it is sometimes the little things that matters, bought a 2012 this past spring,2 full propane tanks, lol, even after I stopped in twice without buying anything, then the third time we stopped by and they had received the (trade-in) it was just what we where looking for.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:26 PM   #28
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"Inspecting" your truck or even asking you what tv you have, is like a motorcycle dealer asking you if you have a m/c endorsement. You got the cash to buy a new camper, or a new bike, it's the sale that counts to them. The m/c dealer is not required to check for a proper license, and it's not the rv dealers responsibility to see if your truck will tow what you just bought. If an rv dealer wanted to look at my truck, I'd ask him why, but pay for it, no.
The only thing my dealer asked me was what I had for a tv. I told him, and that was the end of it. I will admit that there are many, many new rv buyers who have an inflated sense of what their truck is capable of, and it is in the dealers best interest to at least find out what the buyers tv is, but not until the papers are signed. As has been said many times here and elsewhere, you can never have too much truck!


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Old 07-01-2014, 03:03 AM   #29
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I already know where you guys stand on this matter but I'm hoping I won't regret sharing that I was charged by my dealer for the PDI. I also questioned it but not to the point of walking away. However, personally I have received my money worth but I didn't pay anywhere the amount the OP listed. I am a single female with no technical knowledge or experience. To shed light on my lack of experience I will say that once I found out that I would have to lit the pilot light in the oven it was almost an deal breaker - I'm being serious. (Let's not mention the water heater)

Not saying that we should be charged for a PDI - I'm actually against the fee. Just like paying for the RV to be transported too.
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Don't walk away RUN!!!!!! Our PDI Propane fill, battery & many other extras were FREE & our price was great too!!!!!!! (Could not find a better deal on the internet.) Our same dealer included the hitch & installation in the price on the purchase on the FW before this one. All & within in 5 miles of our house.

Pure Theft !!!!!!! To charge $800.

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