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Old 05-16-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Dealer throw in

I haven't made an offer, or really talked price, on a camper that we are looking at, but the sales guy was telling me what they throw in: Battery, battery box, sewer hose. I was wondering are these standard and he's just making it look like they're doing me a favor by throwing these items in or are they actually good "throw in's"? What are some other items that are good to get the dealer to add before you buy?

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Old 05-16-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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Mine also filled both propane bottles and included a fresh water hose.

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Old 05-16-2012, 12:29 PM   #3
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Ask them to pay for the 2nd year extended warranty ($150). Some have got it. It's worth a try. All the rest is pretty standard. You can't take the trailer off the lot without a battery for the brakes. I got them to do a dual battery setup.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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I got a 50% price reduction on a generator, $500 gas card, battery, sewer hoses, filled propane tanks, and a carribean cruise, plus $6k off MRSP and $3k more on my trade than I payed for it. Bottom line is, there is lots of latitude with pricing and if they are only giving you sewer hoses and a battery, they would need to pony up a lot more for me to bite.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:37 PM   #5
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:45 PM   #6
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battery was installed already. propane tanks were filled already. spare tire was mounted .

only free b I got was sewer hose a discount on 5th wheel hitch .
I got to keep my wdh and since sold it .
oh and a discount on my 50 foot cord ! youd be amazed that you will find a need for one that long !
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #7
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If you have not read this thread from the beginning you certainly should.

How can one dealer sell for so much cheaper?

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:06 PM   #8
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I got them to throw in an Equalizer 4-point hitch system, Rhino sewer hose kit and the outside screen covers for the frig, hw, and furnace openings.

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #9
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That "throw-in" sewer hose that is thrown-in, sometimes as part of the "starter pack" is good for one thing only - being immediately "thrown-out !!!" They are made of such a flimsy material that they can be punctured easily on the first use. One of your first accessory investments should be a good quality sewer hose i.e a rhino hose or equivalent.

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:36 PM   #10
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The battery and box are salesman BS. Every unit gets those. The sewer hose sometimes is thrown in but it's only a $30-$40 item. At the end of the day, you're really paying for those things anyway as the dealer isn't giving away anything free. If it were me, I would insist any unit you buy includes a good hitch like an Equal-i-zer or Blue Ox that has built in sway control. Do your homework and don't trust your dealer, especially, if you are a newbie. They are always out to make a quick buck and it is easier to do if this is your first RV/TT purchase. I'm on my 2nd unit and I already can see at least 5 ways my 1st dealer took advantage of me during the sales process. It's short-sighted to do that as they lost a customer for life.

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