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Old 04-14-2017, 10:00 AM   #1
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Buying a new Rockwood 2304KS -Price ?

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I'm new to this site and FR. My wife and I found a dealer that had a good selection of Rockwood trailers. We particularly liked the 2304KS with the Murphy bed. It seemed to be fully decked out and the price was $19,995 - I know the MSRP was much higher. Is this a good price and is there room for negotiating? Any comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:28 AM   #2
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We just ordered a 8312ss the negotiated price ended up being a little over 33% of of MSRP. Hope that helps.
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:32 AM   #3
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We just ordered a 8312ss the negotiated price ended up being a little over 33% of of MSRP. Hope that helps.
off of MSRP.
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:12 AM   #4
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Not sure about your local market, but here in western PA /OH markets I think that price would have room for negotiation. Labadie RV in Toledo OH has one on their website listed at $18449 although its marked as sold.
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:04 PM   #5
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MSRP is $23,341 base for 2017 with dealer invoice of $16,097. Options will increase the cost. Does not include shipping cost, dealer prep fees, tax or license fees.
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:42 PM   #6
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Determining the actual MSRP, and even more so dealer cost, is a crapshoot...........not all dealers pay the same price.
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:15 PM   #7
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I ordered the brother a 2018 Flagstaff Micro lite 23fbks in Feb. Loaded the sticker was almost 28,000 and I paid 20,500. There are a lot of early 2017 without the solid surface kitchen and enclosed belly with heat for about 2,000. less. I could of had showroom model for 18,200. As others have said location is big factor. Good Luck.
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Old 04-14-2017, 05:39 PM   #8
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My wife and I bought a 2017 2304KS last September and paid less than 19000 for it. I don't remember the exact price but it was in the upper 18-teens. That was after adding a slide-out topper and ladder. Of course it was over 20000 after taxes, tags, etc. We live in Southern Maryland.
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:19 PM   #9
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2304KS

We paid $18,000 for our 2016 model, that we purchased in November of 2015.
Purchased in the Chicago area. So the price you were quoted sounds reasonable.
I'm curious to know what upgrades have been made to the newer model? We absolutely love ours, and are currently touring Arizona, and Utah. 7National parks so far. I have done about a dozen mods to the interior so far. The collapsible shelf and head board filling the void behind the couch and the head of the bed is probably the best mods. But the larger deeper medicine cabinet along with the light in front of the medicine cabinet were also real improvements.
Message me at guitarmechanic@att.net for the shelf plans or information about other mods.
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:55 PM   #10
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IMO if a local reputable dealer has a number of same brand, same model units on the lot, and you have the opportunity to inspect each & pick the best of the litter, then it's OK not to get the absolute rock-bottom price compared to wholesalers, etc. This is especially true on TTs in the $20K range because 5% less is only $1000 difference... I'd gladly play $1000 extra for the best unit on the lot vs. ordering one sight-unseen from a wholesaler, etc. & then having to wait in line to have warranty work done while others are out camping....

In early 2014 when we were looking at NEW TTs, a local dealer had about 8 same-brand, same-model units on the lot. I purposefully went after work in pouring rain & found that one new unit leaked water badly even though all of the vents, etc. were closed... (Salesperson even put a work tag on it...) One had a much older manufacturing date and likewise appeared to have been on the lot almost an entire year... Some had better overall fit & finish than others, so out of 8 I would have only placed offers on 2 new units...

On a big sale weekend they had units priced within 5% of the lowest wholesalers, so I stopped by to make my offer on that weekend. Although they wouldn't go lower than their advertised price, they were willing to include a "free" Equalizer 4 1200 WDH & installation, pressurized leak test & re-caulking (since I mentioned how new units leak...), enough store credit to buy first trip essentials, a 2.5 hour PDI, etc. IMO a very solid deal...

In the end we bought a mildly-used unit from them, same-brand/model as the new units we were looking at, but another 25% cheaper (and lower than Craigslist adds, etc...) It was built before the RV Boom - so IMO the fit & finish was even better & there were no signs of any prior leaks, etc. After a 2.5 hour PDI we drove-off the lot & camped for 3 seasons without any issues. Also, my 2011 is over 500 lbs. lighter, white not brown - so stays cooler, and no fiberglass brown cap that fades like on the newer designs...
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Having been in the auto sales business for nearly 20 years I know that dealer cost is subject to "Federal fair trade laws" and, with the exception of market area advertising, manufacturers must sell to all dealers at the same price. The frt charge was always averaged. Are RV's not subject to Federal Trade Laws?
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:26 AM   #12
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Having been in the auto sales business for nearly 20 years I know that dealer cost is subject to "Federal fair trade laws" and, with the exception of market area advertising, manufacturers must sell to all dealers at the same price. The frt charge was always averaged. Are RV's not subject to Federal Trade Laws?
Maybe so.......but there are ways to skirt around everything.
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Old 04-15-2017, 05:13 PM   #13
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If the deal does not feel good negotiate until it feels right or walk away. You will be kicking yourself if you don't. That's my opinion.
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