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Old 02-14-2020, 04:15 PM   #1
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Wife says I am an idiot (buying now vs waiting)

We went trailer shopping a couple of weekends ago and fell in love with the 2109S. No intention of buying, wife just wanted to get out of the house. We are moving from TX to OH in June. I want to buy it now, she wants to wait. I am trying like heck to figure out a good way to get the trailer from TX to OH, but we need the TV to pull our U-Haul full of stuff we don't trust the movers with. 1,000 miles each way, I don't really want to make 3 trips. Could rent a pickup for $200 and pull it up with that then fly back on work. Need to store it for 5 months here in TX ($400). Won't camp much here in TX. Price is about the same although RVWholesalers can beat them by $500.

So after that stream of consciousness, how do I justify driving up and picking it up today? I want it. DW thinks I am an idiot.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:21 PM   #2
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We went trailer shopping a couple of weekends ago and fell in love with the 2109S. No intention of buying, wife just wanted to get out of the house. We are moving from TX to OH in June. I want to buy it now, she wants to wait. I am trying like heck to figure out a good way to get the trailer from TX to OH, but we need the TV to pull our U-Haul full of stuff we don't trust the movers with. 1,000 miles each way, I don't really want to make 3 trips. Could rent a pickup for $200 and pull it up with that then fly back on work. Need to store it for 5 months here in TX ($400). Won't camp much here in TX. Price is about the same although RVWholesalers can beat them by $500.

So after that stream of consciousness, how do I justify driving up and picking it up today? I want it. DW thinks I am an idiot.

You don't Wife is right ! you would get a better deal in Ohio , Indiana then i bet you can if TX . lots of Wholesalers where you're going . patience is what gets you a good deal
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:23 PM   #3
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We went trailer shopping a couple of weekends ago and fell in love with the 2109S. No intention of buying, wife just wanted to get out of the house. We are moving from TX to OH in June. I want to buy it now, she wants to wait. I am trying like heck to figure out a good way to get the trailer from TX to OH, but we need the TV to pull our U-Haul full of stuff we don't trust the movers with. 1,000 miles each way, I don't really want to make 3 trips. Could rent a pickup for $200 and pull it up with that then fly back on work. Need to store it for 5 months here in TX ($400). Won't camp much here in TX. Price is about the same although RVWholesalers can beat them by $500.

So after that stream of consciousness, how do I justify driving up and picking it up today? I want it. DW thinks I am an idiot.
Honestly, I get it. We bought our last 2 campers when we found them because they fit our needs perfectly (at the time) and we had never seen anything like them before. Looking back, we were glad we did because we never found anything comparable that we liked better.

BUT (and it's a big one ) if it's a new model and you will be able to find another one (or one like it) later, I'd wait.

Moving to another state is a big expensive hassle as it is. Why add more to your plate? Especially if you are just going to stick it in storage for 4 months?
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If it is a current model and you could order a new one built exactly like you want it, just find a good dealer near your new residence, order it, and pick it up when you have moved. I don’t think I would never buy a camper off of a dealer lot, anyway.

Take your time; shop for the best deal. Impulse buys are rarely the best choice, unless you have thoroughly researched your plan in advance and happen upon exactly what you were looking for at a good price anyway.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:35 PM   #5
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I think your wife is right. If you are new to camping investigate gas mileage while towing. 2021's will be out soon and you can have a one model year newer and not spend multiple thousands of dollars in gas and wear and tear
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:51 PM   #7
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Buy it now just to store it? Then figure a way to transport it? Large purchases made impulsively carry far more risk than thoughtful ones.

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Yep, prices higher Texas, much lower in Ohio. IMHO, wait until you move. You'll get better prices and better warranty coverage.
If you bought in Texas and move to Ohio, you'll have more trouble finding a dealer to do warranty work, since you didn't buy from them.
Check RVW's prices, they're in Lakeview, Ohio. You'll probably decide to wait til you move.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:00 PM   #9
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Tell your wife it's the man's job to make this tough decision and to sit and be silent! (Beforehand, I suggest calling an ambulance, a family law attorney, and perhaps a funeral director. And make sure your life insurance is paid up.)

Really, from what you posted, your wife is right. Do the out-of-state move and get settled in your new surroundings. Then buy an RV you both want.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:12 PM   #10
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You had better wait. If you're wrong you'll never hear the end of it. I don't know what a 2109s is, but when I was looking for our motorhome I put the model number in RVTrader and up popped the best price in the nation. Saved an additional $9K over the previous best price. I put your model number in RVT and came up with these.

https://www.rvtrader.com/Forest-Rive...5&vrsn=results


Here is some listings in OH.

https://www.rvtrader.com/Ohio-Forest...H&vrsn=results

Try it.
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I don't know where in Ohio you are going, but Couch's RV Nation has about the best RV deals in the whole country.
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You had better wait. If you're wrong you'll never hear the end of it. I don't know what a 2109s is, but when I was looking for our motorhome I put the model number in RVTrader and up popped the best price in the nation. Saved an additional $9K over the previous best price. I put your model number in RVT and came up with these.

https://www.rvtrader.com/Forest-Rive...5&vrsn=results

Here is some listings in OH.

https://www.rvtrader.com/Ohio-Forest...H&vrsn=results

Try it.
It's a $31k MSRP travel trailer. RVWholesalers in OH sells it for $20,085. My local dealer can get to $21,000. Not a big deal in this case. The money isn't the issue, it's the stupidity of not waiting 5 months so I don't have to haul it 1,000 miles.

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I don't know where in Ohio you are going, but Couch's RV Nation has about the best RV deals in the whole country.
We are moving to Cincy so right in Couch's backyard.
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You had better wait. If you're wrong you'll never hear the end of it.
And if heís right heíll *NEVER* hear the end of it. The most dangerous thing a man can do is win an argument with his wife.
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I agree with your wife.


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I am prone to impulse purchases myself, and I know itís hard when something gets in your mind, but your wife is right.
Youíve got enough going on and itíll add to the hassle. You will get it cheaper in Ohio. And if you buy in Texas, then need warranty repair, a dealership in Ohio probably wonít give you much priority.
Spend your time planning all the mods you want to do. If you have to buy something, buy accessories that will fit in one box. And enjoy the anticipation.
And telling your wife that you know sheís right and agreeing to wait will get you brownie points and make the move much less stressful
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Don't know where your going in Ohio but Couch's RV Nation will beat most prices. Couch is between Cincinnati and Dayton.
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So after that stream of consciousness, how do I justify driving up and picking it up today? I want it. DW thinks I am an idiot.
You're not an idiot, but I can't see how the cost justifies you buying it today.
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I think this sums it up best, plus less wear and tear on the unit waiting until you get to Ohio.
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Plenty of good dealerships in Cincy/Dayton Area. Holmans RV in Batavia Ohio. Paul Sherry RV in Piqua Ohio just north of Dayton Ohio are two I have bought from. Both have solid prices and good service departments from what I have read on reviews. I've not had any issues severe enough to have to take the camper back, just little stuff I could fix myself.

Your going to cause yourself additional cost to store it ($400), Truck rental ($200) PLUS the 10 mpg (IF YOUR LUCKY) you're going to get over a 1000 mile trip is 100 gallons of gas gas to pull it which will be another $225-$275. And if you planning on renting that truck one way only, you better check into that because every time I've tried to do that with a vehicle between Ohio and Florida, there was a $500+ surcharge for it being one way that made me decide to fly.
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