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Old 03-07-2012, 06:08 PM   #15
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Often dealers are weary about tire kickers, and folks who make it to the closing table but can't afford to buy the product. They need to know that a buyer is willing and able to complete the transaction. However, once you have demonstrated that you are a willing and able buyer, it now their responsibility to demonstrate that the product is as advertised-- and if this MH was advertised in excellent condition the only way to prove it, is a thorough PDI. We bought our fourth MH this last November, and the dealer didnít talk about closing or signed Bill of Sale until after our two day PDI. However, we did sign a Purchase agreement that stipulated the sale price. I would suggest a conversation with the dealers sales manager about how you would like to complete your transaction and what he will plan to do about items found during PDI-- if he will fix or not. At the conclusion of your PDI ( and the repair of the punch list) finalize the deal. Let us know how it turns out.


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Old 03-08-2012, 09:21 AM   #16
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Thanks you guys....Just,got off the phone with dealer (salesman) said no problem said somesome people would do walk thru first. So no problem as we did a test drive and was good. Asked about plug in yes they will do that too. Been very helpful... Double checking manuals also... Coach was owned by original owner..Have a great one...

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Old 03-08-2012, 10:26 AM   #17
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I don't see how you can agree to a purchase price without a complete walk thru, road test, and perhaps a vehicle inspection by a qualified individual.
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I would get repairs in writing prior to signing, and I would do the walk thru prior to signing. Good luck!
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:58 PM   #19
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This is a classic technique used to get control over you. Ignore what he said and implement your own process. Look through it, try everything, drive it, have it inspected, and then make an offer (I suggest somewhere between 40% and 25% below asking).
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This guy is out to screw you!!!! Do the inspection first!!! Then you can start the negotiations. I would suggest you run from this guy. Go to RV.org pay the bucks and read up on slimy sales guys. It sounds like they have a picture of this guy heading that chapter.
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When we bought our last motorhome (2007) it was the peak of the seller's market and we were at one of the busiest and largest dealerships in the country. When we arrived early in the morning to take delivery the dealer's tech brought us coffee and donuts, asked if we had questions, and then left us alone in the motorhome for two hours. Only then did they ask if we were ready for closing. After closing, a tech did a walk through of the systems on the coach and gave us his personal cell number. We were then given 24 hours to stay in the coach (with electric and water) to make sure everything worked well. During this stay, technicians and managers visited several times to ensure we were happy.

If a dealer wanted us to close before a PDI I would run (not walk) to the nearest exit.

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