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Old 08-01-2020, 02:39 PM   #21
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Thank you!! We are happy. Almost bought a new one for 12.000$ more which was the cheapest we were able to find so we are very happy. Since we are first time owners we do not know what we need and I was wondering if anyone could give us tips on what they upgraded on the trailer
You probably need to start another thread since that differs completely from the topic of this thread, since you're hijacking someone else's thread.
Perhaps in your brand's sub-forum.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:19 PM   #22
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Dealer got one in Sat on a trade. Should I ask for a quote first?
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Old 08-02-2020, 11:30 PM   #23
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I made a stupid mistake and passed on a great deal in late June. We were offered an out the door price of 16K with a free trailer hitch install for a 2021 Forest River Salem FSX 179DBK. It was a very nice trailer, but I though the insides were a little plain and wanted to shop around. I went back two days later realizing my mistake and the dealer told me he sold the trailer about 4 hours after I left. I've been trying to find something ever since, but everything is close to MSRP and the most dealers will do is pay for 1/2 the trailer hitch install. This is definitely a sellers market. The last dealer I spoke with said that they have a lot coming in from the factory, but it will be October at the earliest. Story of my life, a dollar short and a day late.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:05 AM   #24
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Dealer got one in Sat on a trade. Should I ask for a quote first?
Totally messed up my post. Saw online a dealer 3 hours away. Today I plan to begin negotiations and making an appointment. My question is should I click online the ‘get a quote’ as my first step ?
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:17 PM   #25
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I just put a deposit down on a 2020 Aurora 24RLS and got 24% off MSRP and a very generous trade in value on my 2006 Arctic Fox 29V. The dealer already had the unit marked down and I could not get them budge any lower. I did get a Equalizer WDH thrown in though so overall I am very happy. We are about 3 weeks away from delivery so fingers crossed the deal all works out.
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:06 PM   #26
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I made a stupid mistake and passed on a great deal in late June. We were offered an out the door price of 16K with a free trailer hitch install for a 2021 Forest River Salem FSX 179DBK. It was a very nice trailer, but I though the insides were a little plain and wanted to shop around. I went back two days later realizing my mistake and the dealer told me he sold the trailer about 4 hours after I left. I've been trying to find something ever since, but everything is close to MSRP and the most dealers will do is pay for 1/2 the trailer hitch install. This is definitely a sellers market. The last dealer I spoke with said that they have a lot coming in from the factory, but it will be October at the earliest. Story of my life, a dollar short and a day late.
First post here, Howdy!

And this thread makes me feel better about my first travel trailer - sister trailer to the above. We just got the WildWood 178BHSK. Was an odd deal. I did some calling around and internet searching, and had the feeling it was a sellers market. The dealer had 2 of the trailers we wanted, both marked sold the same day they were listed on their website. Wife and I drove 2 hours anyway, just to look at the trailer. They let us make and offer as a "Back Up" deal, in case one of the the current buyers backed out. They would not budget on price, or throw in any extras, but then, we were the back up deal... They did discount it about 25% below MSRP, though, so at least we didn't have to pay List price.

We now have 10 nights camping in the trailer, and I am glad we jumped when we did! Kids and wife all love the trailer.
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:42 PM   #27
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First post here, Howdy!

And this thread makes me feel better about my first travel trailer - sister trailer to the above. We just got the WildWood 178BHSK. Was an odd deal. I did some calling around and internet searching, and had the feeling it was a sellers market. The dealer had 2 of the trailers we wanted, both marked sold the same day they were listed on their website. Wife and I drove 2 hours anyway, just to look at the trailer. They let us make and offer as a "Back Up" deal, in case one of the the current buyers backed out. They would not budget on price, or throw in any extras, but then, we were the back up deal... They did discount it about 25% below MSRP, though, so at least we didn't have to pay List price.

We now have 10 nights camping in the trailer, and I am glad we jumped when we did! Kids and wife all love the trailer.
I think you made a wise decision. Congratulations on your new trailer
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:33 PM   #28
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Congratulations! On your getting a deal
Imissed another one today☹️ Nothing I want is near me So by the time I see something and can get to it -it’s gone.
Good news or bittersweet actually - we decided to list our camper. I thought it would take days r weeks but it sold the same day it listed. I was sad to see her go.
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Old 08-15-2020, 06:41 AM   #29
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We had been casually looking at the Super C models for a few years while attending RV shows, but then got serious early this year. Found some pre-COVID advertised prices with what we wanted from a huge out-of-state dealer, then went in to the local dealer and told them that if they’d match the price, we’d buy from them. They did, so we did.
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Old 08-15-2020, 09:15 AM   #30
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Definitely a tough time to get a deal. In our case we were after a model not as popular as most and found a 2019 at a dealer about 2 hrs away. Worked out perfectly for us and our out the door price goal.

My sister and brother-in-law are planning to leave their tent behind and move up to a TT. They know what they want in one but will wait until next year. We all think there will be some good used units around then. Some of the newbies will find that it isn’t for them and want to get rid of the one they just bought, if not, they will go new.
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I use RV Trader as a gauge. One year ago you'd type in a query and get tons of hits, not so much right now. Not as many dealers advertising, they don't have to, and many of the ones you find listed are already sold. Artic Fox, a brand I find very interesting is experiencing up to a 6 month wait for a build out of the factory if you can't find what you want on a lot. Nope, not a good time for value shoppers.
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Old 10-05-2020, 07:14 AM   #32
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I use RV Trader as a gauge. One year ago you'd type in a query and get tons of hits, not so much right now. Not as many dealers advertising, they don't have to, and many of the ones you find listed are already sold. Artic Fox, a brand I find very interesting is experiencing up to a 6 month wait for a build out of the factory if you can't find what you want on a lot. Nope, not a good time for value shoppers.
The product we sell (I won’t mention what it is) is in such high demand that we haven’t done any bi-weekly promotions in over six months. We don’t need to. Folks are snapping them up at full price. Also, we can’t predict what products will be available. We can’t promise a promotional price on an item that we don’t know if we’ll have.

Our shelves with our main product look full, but we have only half the backstock that we normally do. Online, we went from over 2000 different brands, models, and styles to 68.

This is analogous to what is happening in the RV industry. This is what happens when demand for a product jumps while supply sags.
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