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Old 06-21-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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We're considering buying a new 2007 Tropical T370LX and will be test
driving one this weekend. We've read on several RV forums that 25% off
MSRP is a good negotiating point. I've been looking around on the web
and it doesn't seem like there are many for sale. Would 25% off MSRP
be a reasonable offer? Does it make a difference if the dealership is
a small one or big one?

Thanks,
Sherry
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:07 PM   #2
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Hi,

We're considering buying a new 2007 Tropical T370LX and will be test
driving one this weekend. We've read on several RV forums that 25% off
MSRP is a good negotiating point. I've been looking around on the web
and it doesn't seem like there are many for sale. Would 25% off MSRP
be a reasonable offer? Does it make a difference if the dealership is
a small one or big one?

Thanks,
Sherry
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:30 AM   #3
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Large or small, the dealer has to want to sell a coach. As a starting point, I'd go in at 30% off MSRP and work from there. If you go in too high, they will sure take the offer. Better to start low and get them down. You can always come up.

Main thing to remember is that you are the buyer and it is your money. They want your money.

Do not let them see the star-dazzled look in your eyes. Be prepared to walk if they won't deal with you or if you get the slightest uneasy feeling about the dealer.

If you get to a contract point, make sure that EVERYTHING the dealer has promised is in writing in the contract. If it is not in writing, it is soon forgotten.

Make sure that the dealer knows that you expect a through walk-thru and demonstration of all items and systems. Do not accept the coach at delivery time or hand over the money unless it is 100% right. Once they have your money you loose the upper hand. Just leave it a the dealer and go back when it is 100% and no problems.

Have fun shopping.

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Old 06-22-2007, 12:43 PM   #4
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The Torpic Cal is a really nice coach. Another item in your favor is that the factory is already making 08's and no more 07's. The dealer may be a little more motivated to get a 07 off their lot to make room for the 08's
If we were not getting a Dolphin LX, we would be getting the T370 also. We just talked to a who have a T370 and they absolutely love it.
Good luck with your negotiations, you will love the coach.
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Sherry, this may a be an additional "chip" in your favor. The Tropi Cal will be remodled for the 2008 line-up, so the 2007 will be the "old" style, more motivation for the dealer to sell. Possibly you will want to wait for 2008.

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Is there any news out about the 2008 Tropicals? I haven't seen anything. We have no problem with the 'old' model if the price is right

If we don't get a great deal on this one, we'll probably wait to see what's at the RV Rally in Redmond, OR in a few weeks.

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From what we have been told by our salesman, both the front and rear caps have been redesigned. I would be all interior and exterior colors have changed. They did for the 08 dolphin lx's.
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Thanks for everyone's input. We are now the proud owners of a 2007 Tropical LX! After trades, loan rates, etc we got about a 25% discount.

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Enjoy your travels, the 370 is my favorite foorplan in the Tropi-Cal line.
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