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Old 01-18-2018, 08:59 PM   #1
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Customary deposit on a coach order?

Just about to pull the trigger on a MADP 4047 and am wondering what kind of deposit I should expect the dealer to ask for? I'd like to be prepared when we get to that point.

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Old 01-18-2018, 09:06 PM   #2
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The deposit on my 2018 MADP was $10K.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:13 PM   #3
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That's about what I expected. Thanks for confirming. I'm OK with that amount. Now, we'll see what the dealer I'm working with asks for.

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Old 01-18-2018, 09:17 PM   #4
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In the end, you're going to pony it all up... 10k sounds about right on a MADP, but I wouldn't balk if they asked for more unless it interfered with some planned monetary movement.

Such a nice nice coach... Congrats guys..
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:20 PM   #5
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I made a deposit 3 years ago on my 2015 DS for $5K. I've had dealers ask for 20% but offer them whatever you feel comfortable losing if the order goes haywired and the dealer refuses to return the deposit. My dealer did just that but after I started to walk off the deal he managed to get Newmar to take care of the problem before I paid any more on the coach.
On my new Wrangler last year the salesman asked for $1,000 deposit, I asked if he would take $200 and get the order going. He accepted.
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I made a deposit 3 years ago on my 2015 DS for $5K. I've had dealers ask for 20% but offer them whatever you feel comfortable losing if the order goes haywired and the dealer refuses to return the deposit. My dealer did just that but after I started to walk off the deal he managed to get Newmar to take care of the problem before I paid any more on the coach.
On my new Wrangler last year the salesman asked for $1,000 deposit, I asked if he would take $200 and get the order going. He accepted.
Surely on a MADP, things would be on the up and up... I would think so too though on a DSDP... i mean like.. you've reached a different level here as soon as you hit DS. The dealer is working with a completely different kind of clientele, right?
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Just about to pull the trigger on a MADP 4047 and am wondering what kind of deposit I should expect the dealer to ask for? I'd like to be prepared when we get to that point.

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Think you need to assess the amount $$ of this order that might be "Custom" - Look at that number in relationship to the overall price.

If your changes are things the Dealer is Comfy with to have on the/his floor plan - you know something he is willing to make payments on till he sells it - then a small number like $10K is not out of the question.

If your "Custom" changes don't fit with the norm ...........well then your dealer might want you to take the risk, then the $$$ might just Grow.

Just a Thought,

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The dealer knows this will be a cash deal; no financing. Don't know whether that will have any effect on the deposit asked for or not. We have no thought of not following through on the deal and the dealer has been around long enough that I think there is little chance of it going belly up. That said, I would prefer to keep the deposit at a reasonable level ($10K is reasonable in my estimation) just in case...

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We paid $10k up front on our Bay Star.
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When we ordered the '02 DSDP we put $5,000 down.
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Just about to pull the trigger on a MADP 4047 and am wondering what kind of deposit I should expect the dealer to ask for? I'd like to be prepared when we get to that point.

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On our 2108 MADP 4531 we did $15k deposit with Steinbring Motorcoach.
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I was told and paid 10%. After reading this Im never doing that again. 3 months of no sleep worrying about if Id like what I ordered. Glad I did.
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10K deposit on my 2018 DS order.....

one dealer wanted 25K, another dealer wanted 50K.....

the winning dealer came out of the gate with 10K...when the two losing dealers heard they were losing, they said they would do 10K as well, as a last ditch effort to win the business...
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My dealer wanted $10,000 and we were buying new off the lot, not ordering. We didn't want to take delivery for a week due to house closing. He settled for $9,000 down.
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