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Old 05-27-2023, 12:54 AM   #1
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Hi, all! My family is getting ready to buy a Wolf Pup 16BHS this weekend. It will be our first trailer. I wanted to tag onto this thread after reading, I've learned a bunch in the few posts that are here already. I will definitely do a thorough inspection before we sign. Any other items to look out for, or make sure we do? Any advice on how much we can negotiate off their sale price? So many questions! Not trying to hijack the thread, but just looking for more advice for a first timer. Thanks.
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Old 05-27-2023, 01:20 AM   #2
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Hi, all! My family is getting ready to buy a Wolf Pup 16BHS this weekend. It will be our first trailer. I wanted to tag onto this thread after reading, I've learned a bunch in the few posts that are here already. I will definitely do a thorough inspection before we sign. Any other items to look out for, or make sure we do? Any advice on how much we can negotiate off their sale price? So many questions! Not trying to hijack the thread, but just looking for more advice for a first timer. Thanks.
Moved post from someone else's Welcome Mat thread to its own thread, in the Welcome Mat section.

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Old 05-27-2023, 06:31 AM   #3
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As people have said many places, turn on and run every mechanical thing. Check all faucets. One thing our dealer did was leave the pump on and pressurized the whole time we were looking at everything else. After an hour the pump cycled on and showed us there was still a small leak needing tightened.

There are several good online lists of things to check on a PDI.
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Welcome to the forum. You can down load the PDI guide by going to the green headed at top of this page and look for Library and clicking on that and then search for PDI.. Later RJD
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Old 05-27-2023, 08:32 AM   #5
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Are buying used or new?
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Old 05-27-2023, 09:51 AM   #6
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Are buying used or new?
We are buying new. As an example, ai wanted to do a little price investigation, got a quick quote over the phone from a place that's a little farther away. Sale price was $24,995, "best price" initial offer is $23,720. This is already way below MSRP, but how much more room do they likely have on the "best price." The only add-on fee was a $495 dealer setup fee (battery, propane, inspection). I just got done negotiating a great price on a car, but have no reference for what kind of negotiating room there is on these.
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Welcome to the forum. You can down load the PDI guide by going to the green headed at top of this page and look for Library and clicking on that and then search for PDI.. Later RJD
Awesome, thank you. I found Tom's 2.6 guide, it us so well done. I will study before we head out and work it during our PDI.
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One thing is most dealers do not charge for the PDI or any other fees. At least where I'm at. They fill propane tanks add battery free. Dealers here also give you a starter pack. sewer hose water hose and some other essentials Also if you find issues during your PDI make them fix them before you leave the dealer. also do not sign till fixed as once you leave you will most likely have a long wait to get things fixed at a later date. Later RJD
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X2 on donít sign till after PDI and everything is fixed.
The PDI fee more than likely canít be waived, BUT you can tell them to take the 500 off the price.
Depending on what state youíre in, some fees the dealer canít ďwaiveĒ as it is charged to everyone.
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Since your profile says Lodi but not what state, I assume it's California.
If so, West Coast prices are much higher than the rest of the country.
When we lived in Napa Valley, we drove to the Midwest and back, to take advantage of their much cheaper prices.
FR found us local dealers willing to do the warranty work. We could have used an independent RV shop or mobile RV technician. You just need to get pre-approval from FR and be willing to be reimbursed.
I found West Coast dealers unwilling to negotiate since they think they have customers at their mercy. They often inflate prices because they know most won't make the drive.

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Since your profile says Lodi but not what state, I assume it's California.
If so, West Coast prices are much higher than the rest of the country.
When we lived in Napa Valley, we drove to the Midwest and back, to take advantage of their much cheaper prices.
FR found us local dealers willing to do the warranty work. We could have used an independent RV shop or mobile RV technician. You just need to get pre-approval from FR and be willing to be reimbursed.
I found West Coast dealers unwilling to negotiate since they think they have customers at their mercy. They often inflate prices because they know most won't make the drive.

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So we went ahead and made the deposit on a unit today, will head back next weekend for the PDI. Kids were tuckered out after a long morning, and it will give me a chance to go solo and really take my time. You are right on the price. The dealer was not very willing to negotiate, but was honest when I pointed out some lower quotes I'd received online, said it's a lot cheaper the closer you get to Indiana. They were fair, no extra fees. At the end of the day, I feel good about the price. It was about a cheap a unit as we could buy, so it's not like I left 5k on the table. Nervous about the PDI, but they assured me they were ready to address any issues we found, so they know the drill. We scheduled an early appointment so I can take my time and hopefully address any minor issues the same day. I did a mini inspection on the lot, and most of the fit/finish seemed to be great compared to the 2022 models we looked at. We will see how everything works next week.

We are really excited to be a trailer campers. We camp in bear country near Mt. Shasta, CA, and have had a few scary close calls the past few years. We now have a 5yo and twin 2yos, so my wife was uncomfortable with so many kiddos in a tent with nosy bears. Hoping this puts her at ease and looking forward to spending way more time on the mountain.

We are truly boondocking, on some acreage about 5mi off the paved roads. We went with a no slide unit with the off-road package. Hoping it will hold up to the ride in.

I'm a handy dude, looking forward to the adventures of RV maintenance, and glad that so many of you kind folks are here for advice!

Cheers!
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I found mine 230 miles away in a neighboring state for $11,800.00 base price next year (2019) model when a dealer 40 miles away wanted $18000.00 current year (2018). Bought in April 2018. IIRC, at the time CA prices were $20-22K.
I don’t expect you’ll find anything near that preCovid, great supply chain pricing but maybe better. I read good things about Cheyenne RV.
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