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Old 01-12-2021, 08:01 PM   #1
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2021 Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 29TE

I am looking to purchase a 2021 Forest River Grey Wolf 29TE and have been offered a sale price of $24,836 for the trailer itself. I feel like this is a good price, but want to know if anyone else has an opinion.
I also have a trade of a 2020 Forest River Salem FSX 179DBKX that I bought in June of 2020 (I know, bad move, but it was our first trailer and way too small - growing pains!) and we paid $17k for that, but they are only giving us $11,400 for the trade in. It is in excellent condition since we bought it new and only had it 6 months. I feel like we should get more for the trade in, but I'm sure that is offsetting the sale price of the new trailer.
If anyone has an opinion on either the purchase price of the new trailer or the trade-in price of the old trailer, I'd like to hear it. I'm not very good at negotiations!
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:08 PM   #2
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I am looking to purchase a 2021 Forest River Grey Wolf 29TE and have been offered a sale price of $24,836 for the trailer itself. I feel like this is a good price, but want to know if anyone else has an opinion.
I also have a trade of a 2020 Forest River Salem FSX 179DBKX that I bought in June of 2020 (I know, bad move, but it was our first trailer and way too small - growing pains!) and we paid $17k for that, but they are only giving us $11,400 for the trade in. It is in excellent condition since we bought it new and only had it 6 months. I feel like we should get more for the trade in, but I'm sure that is offsetting the sale price of the new trailer.
If anyone has an opinion on either the purchase price of the new trailer or the trade-in price of the old trailer, I'd like to hear it. I'm not very good at negotiations!
Personally I've NEVER done a trade in for any of my vehicles or RVs. It's a losing game. A dealer will always play with the numbers to get max profit.
Since your current TT is virtually new, you'd get way more money for it, by selling it yourself. With the current demand for good used RVs, you could probably get at least the $17k you paid for it. No dealer is going offer much without raising the price of the new one.
Just for fun, I did try a trade in with my old trailer, when we purchased our new current trailer. I refused their low ball number and promptly sold it for twice the trade in value.
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:20 PM   #3
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It is a sellers market right now. Still, work the dealer as much as you can on the new RV. When you are sure you've got them as low as you think they'll go, work in extra that you think you need. This can save you hundreds more. Keep in mind that in this market that rig could get sold while you're negotiating.


On your used RV, sell it yourself. As I said, It's a sellers market. You can come out thousands ahead. You said you don't like negotiating, but for literally thousands? That's a great motivator.



I speak from very recent experience. We just sold ours and are just waiting to sign the papers on the new rig. Our salesman even advised us to do this in this way. He's a great guy and we're returning customers, he wasn't wrong. Ours sold VERY quickly at exactly the $ we wanted (not the lower number we would have accepted). We've heard of some who have done even better.



Best of luck to you.
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