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Old 01-22-2005, 12:35 PM   #1
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We've been trying to order a new Alpine Coach for over a month now. It's been a very frustrating process. We put in our original request for quote on Dec 13, and after considerable delay we only started talking price this week (were quoted around 20% off 2005 MSRP). Well, we got a real shocker today when after discussing a price that was closer to what we were happy to pay, we got a call back saying - well they were now raising the price because we would be getting a 2006 model, and the MSRP base price has gone up X dollars so they were adding that amount to the price they originally quoted us.

Now the MSRP base prices for the 2005 models already went up quite a bit in December. We thought this already anticipated the spring 2005/2006 model transition period, but apparently not.

Our request had a couple of special items the most significant being the Silverleaf 400CL system with tire temp & pressure sensors. This is supposed to be an option that Alpine is adding very soon. Much of the delay (apparently) was due to coming up with what the option price for this would be. We hoped to hear before Xmas, but it kept dragging on and on.

If models being ordered today are really 2006 models, how come there isn't a published price list?

Which dealers are really good to work with on custom ordering Alpine Coaches? The TX dealer hasn't really been selling many and this may part of the whole problem. The factory certainly took it's time getting back to the dealer with pricing on the Silverleaf option - I don't know why the factory wasn't more responsive. It appears that the Alpine Coach factory stays very busy, so there must be some part of the country that these are selling like hot cakes. Alpine is able to raise their prices, so they must be doing OK.

So - has ordering been a straightforward process for anybody?

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We've been trying to order a new Alpine Coach for over a month now. It's been a very frustrating process. We put in our original request for quote on Dec 13, and after considerable delay we only started talking price this week (were quoted around 20% off 2005 MSRP). Well, we got a real shocker today when after discussing a price that was closer to what we were happy to pay, we got a call back saying - well they were now raising the price because we would be getting a 2006 model, and the MSRP base price has gone up X dollars so they were adding that amount to the price they originally quoted us.

Now the MSRP base prices for the 2005 models already went up quite a bit in December. We thought this already anticipated the spring 2005/2006 model transition period, but apparently not.

Our request had a couple of special items the most significant being the Silverleaf 400CL system with tire temp & pressure sensors. This is supposed to be an option that Alpine is adding very soon. Much of the delay (apparently) was due to coming up with what the option price for this would be. We hoped to hear before Xmas, but it kept dragging on and on.

If models being ordered today are really 2006 models, how come there isn't a published price list?

Which dealers are really good to work with on custom ordering Alpine Coaches? The TX dealer hasn't really been selling many and this may part of the whole problem. The factory certainly took it's time getting back to the dealer with pricing on the Silverleaf option - I don't know why the factory wasn't more responsive. It appears that the Alpine Coach factory stays very busy, so there must be some part of the country that these are selling like hot cakes. Alpine is able to raise their prices, so they must be doing OK.

So - has ordering been a straightforward process for anybody?

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Old 01-22-2005, 02:23 PM   #3
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Audrey, I added the CL400 with tire preasure and temp to mine and did the nstall myself. I am into it about $6500. I would imagine the sticker on that option will be at least 5000.
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I didn't order my coach, but I've got a friend that is taking delivery as we speak on an Alpine that they ordered. We both used Guaranty RV out of Junction City OR. They also have a dealership in Indio CA which is where we both went to take delivery (well, the CA/AZ state line).

Don't know how much truth there is to this, but I've always been told to buy from the dealer with the highest inventory turnover. For Alpine I was told that Guaranty RV is the largest in the west and Conley in Tampa is the largest in the east.
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Well - the TX dealer called us and asked us to come up and meet with him and the factory rep who was there for the day. They were able to answer all our questions and walk us through the issues with the 2005/2006 changeover and pricing. They did a really good job explaining things to us.

It turns out that this is indeed an awkward time of year to order because this is when the new models are already being built for introduction at early spring shows even though brochures and other documentation aren't published yet.

And the main reason we are getting a 2006 is because we asked for an April 1 delivery.

So - We now have a 2006 Alpine Coach on order!

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