My wife and I went to their parking lot show at the Victorville Mall in the high desert. We talked to two salesmen. The younger one of them, took a look at a photograph of my 1983 completely restored Lazy Daze Motor-home and was very impressed with what he saw. He was going to give me 15K as a trade in towards a Quad Slide HR Diesel. We were not looking at buying that day, just browsing. I thought for a moment: "That's way too generous on a 30 year old coach," so I humored him (bad idea!). He was telling us that this mysterious HR was in the parking lot (somewhere) and so he asked the second buffoon (the other salesman) to take us around in the golf-cart to find this "invisible coach."
When it didn't turn up the guy who took us around in the cart was trying as if it were the last sale of his life to sell us this brand new Forest River Berkshire. He spent (wasted) as least 45 min of our time showing us things that worked (or didn't work). When I stated "enough is enough," I wanted to find the other guy and find out where we stood on this $15,000 trade in deal.
As we all know with experiences with dealers, the salesman always props us up so that the sales manager can knock us down (at least that's been my experience). Following through with that philosophy, the sales manager was extremely rude, and basically was insinuating "how dare we" even think we can consider giving them this coach in trade, and that they would not give us anything for it. I turn to Mr. "we can give you 15K" salesman, and he changed his tune to the point of being argumentative.
All in all, it was an extremely embarrassing experience; and I blame myself for falling for it (lesson learned). I have purchased 4 motorhomes over the past 17 years from private parties and knew what I was getting up front. To me, it seems better to buy private party, take the coach to a mechanic and have it inspected (first) then drive away a happy camper.
I think I will continue with that tradition..