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Old 11-06-2021, 01:17 PM   #1
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Forest River Price Increase?

Is Forest River Raiseing prices on 6 month past orders? or is my dealer getting greedy? They are saying Forest River is doing it.

A few grand more to the price.

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Old 11-06-2021, 01:40 PM   #2
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Wouldn't be surprised if the factory is raising prices. Cost of the materials and supplies used are going up.

Same thing happening EVERYWHERE!

Even if people have made deposits refuse to pay more than "Contract Amount", the Dealer will just cut loss and refund the deposit. Then sell the unit on order to a new customer.
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Old 11-06-2021, 08:11 PM   #3
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My father just got his Jayco micro light trailer yesterday. He ordered it the end of June and was told a price. Two weeks ago he was called and told his Vin and told that factory prices had increased and therefore his price was going up. The increase was bout 4 grand.
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:34 AM   #4
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Is Forest River Raiseing prices on 6 month past orders? or is my dealer getting greedy? They are saying Forest River is doing it.

A few grand more to the price.

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Yes, if you watch the November Industry Update from Josh the RV Nerd on YouTube, you'll see that as of the past couple weeks, prices indeed were raised by the manufacturers again. I believe Josh indicated this price increase was an additional 3 to 10 percent on top of the already introduced price increases.

Unfortunately, its only going to get more expensive for you until they ship your unit.
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Old 11-08-2021, 08:24 AM   #5
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Should have bought from RVWholesalers in Lakeview OH. They are honoring all deals regardless of manufacturer price increases. Just picked up our new Boost toy hauler from them a few weeks ago.
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Old 11-08-2021, 02:07 PM   #6
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Price increases

I am a commercial contractor and I was just notified that a quote from June for a metal building that was 2.3 million is now 1.8 million may kill the project that was metal only entire project went up 1.4 million 3.1 to 4.5
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Old 11-08-2021, 03:08 PM   #7
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Well It makes me feel alittle better knowing the dealer is not getting greedy. We are hoping to do the walk thru this this Satuerday, Waiting 6 months I don't what to do that again.

Thanks to you all for the thought and comments.

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I put $500 down on a 2021 Wolf Pup 18rjb in March. It was supposed to be delivered in June. It ended up being built June 30 and I picked it up in July. I kept watching the price increases in the online listing. By the time I picked up my new toy hauler, the price had increased $4,000. I paid the original price that was agreed on when I put the $500 down at The Outpost RV in Middlebury, Indiana.
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Old 11-08-2021, 04:36 PM   #9
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Bravo for dealers who honor original pricing.

A cynical person would briefly think this suggests how huge a margin was in the original price.

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Old 11-08-2021, 05:52 PM   #10
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Just picked up my 2022 Coachmen Encore 325SS on Friday from Lazydays in Elkhart. Ordered in Jan, put 5000 down, price stayed the same after 10 months. Guess it depends partly on the dealer, but looking at the current prices my class A as increased over 30k by the MSRP since I ordered in Jan. Very happy they honored the price.
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Old 11-08-2021, 05:59 PM   #11
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Is Forest River Raiseing prices on 6 month past orders? or is my dealer getting greedy? They are saying Forest River is doing it.

A few grand more to the price.

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I think FR stopped "price protecting" on ordered units around March due to non-stop supplier price increases.

That being said, check your contract to see if the dealer is permitted to pass along price increases. Even if they are, ask to see the documentation on the price increase. If they won't let you see it, consider telling them that you will pay the actual FR increase but not a penny more. In other words. confirm they are not marking the FR unexpected price increase up even more.

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Old 11-08-2021, 07:27 PM   #12
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Something many in the general public don't realize is how these price increases affect the dealer behind the scenes.

Even if the dealer is able to recover the increased cost in the selling price it means his gross revenue increases. In the world of business gross revenues are often used to determine certain taxes due (in WA for example a B&O tax is levied on gross revenue), how much insurance companies charge for liability insurance, and in many cases rental increases if the property is leased and contract includes a revenue override.

All these expenses get baked into the business model and will cause additional price increases to the customer on future orders.

We haven't seen anything yet. Just brought home a 3+# pork roast the store wanted almost $18 for it. Saw the clerk marking it down due to sell by date and grabbed it. New price $9 and it now is cooling in my freezer waiting to become Carnitas at a later date.
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Old 11-08-2021, 09:28 PM   #13
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From what I've been reading is that the quality since the beginning of the pandemic is in the crapper. Now, they want you to pay more for it? Not me, but thanks for asking...
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We just picked up our new 2022 Alpha Wolf 26-RBL from RV Valuemart near Lancaster PA a few weeks ago that we ordered at the beginning of June. Price stayed the same and we paid exactly what we were quoted at the time we put the deposit down. Great experience from beginning to end. Would highly recommend them.
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Old 11-15-2021, 07:14 PM   #15
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Picked my TT from dealer, was there for insurance repairs. He has a FR 2516 on the lot. He said next one being delivered is $5300 more.
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Old 11-15-2021, 07:17 PM   #16
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I would never pay more than the agreed upon price. Poor management is not my problem. Those accepting these increases are hurting the rest of us. Once this becomes accepted as standard practice it will never go back, there is no incentive to. Everyone makes more money. If you're paying the increase you are contributing to the problem. No one needs an RV that bad, especially as poorly made as the ones made today. I was told that when we discussed ordering one and we walked away so I did practice what I preached.
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:38 PM   #17
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I refuse to pay more than an agreed on price. I am not desperate for an overpriced camper that will drop like a rock in value.
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Old 11-15-2021, 09:15 PM   #18
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I ordered a Forester 2551DSLE from Motor Home Specialists in Alvaredo, TX. They gave me 20% off the MSRP which is a fair price. I noticed on their website that for future orders like mine they have lowered the discount to 15% or a $6000 increase if you were to buy one now. If they were to do that to me also I would likely change to a smaller model. We are not financing it so the price really does matter to us. The contract says that if the price changes that either the dealer or myself can cancel. I hope things stay the same, I really like the model we ordered. We are supposed to take delivery in March 2022, so about 4 months.
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I ordered a Forester 2551DSLE from Motor Home Specialists in Alvaredo, TX. They gave me 20% off the MSRP which is a fair price. I noticed on their website that for future orders like mine they have lowered the discount to 15% or a $6000 increase if you were to buy one now. If they were to do that to me also I would likely change to a smaller model. We are not financing it so the price really does matter to us. The contract says that if the price changes that either the dealer or myself can cancel. I hope things stay the same, I really like the model we ordered. We are supposed to take delivery in March 2022, so about 4 months.
I hope it works out great for you :-)
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probably costing more for the sealant used to hide all the mistakes.
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