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Old 02-19-2018, 08:07 PM   #1
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Has anyone recently negotiated a trade for a new Tiffin gas coach? The dealer I am talking with is offering less than 10% off MSRP. In the past in dealing with other manufacturers coaches I could expect 20-25%. Thoughts?
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:24 PM   #2
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With all of the major dealers 10% would be the norm. There are a few around the country (but you have to be willing to travel) that are much better. We just ordered our coach RED37PA from Sherman RV in Sherman Mississippi (Andy) and saved about 28.5% and ordered exactly what we wanted. Well worth the drive (750 miles and two days) to save 25K over the best price elsewhere. PM me if you want
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25-30%. 10% is way not enough.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:07 PM   #4
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Get your best quote on-line then let your dealer have a chance at it.

"I'd really love to do business with you guys but you gotta be competitive, here's what I can buy it for here.....how close can you get?", usually works for me......Good luck!
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With all of the major dealers 10% would be the norm. There are a few around the country (but you have to be willing to travel) that are much better. We just ordered our coach RED37PA from Sherman RV in Sherman Mississippi (Andy) and saved about 28.5% and ordered exactly what we wanted. Well worth the drive (750 miles and two days) to save 25K over the best price elsewhere. PM me if you want
Besides Sherman check with Davis Motorhomes in Memphis TN and Ingram Motorhomes in Birmingham AL. All three will discount between 25% to 30%.
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Not that there are any dishonest dealers out there, but make sure you are looking at a real ordering sheet from the manufacturer. With Tiffin that is easy - call them and request a pricing sheet for the model you are interested in. Beware of dealers who try to charge you for freight or very high paperwork charges.

The dealers mentioned above are really good and have excellent business practices. You won't see any nonsense with them.
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Besides Sherman check with Davis Motorhomes in Memphis TN and Ingram Motorhomes in Birmingham AL. All three will discount between 25% to 30%.
I don't buy new RVs that often, but I've always thought that with all the "blue sky" in RV MSRPs, expecting 20-30% isn't asking a lot.

With new prices (and profit margins) what they are, even with the discount, dealers ought to be wearing masks during the deal.
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Actually, I'd be happy at 15-20% off MSRP if I thought the dealer would actually do a thorough prep & PDI. They used to, back in the day. Now everybody is so obsessed with deep discounts that they cheat on the services that are supposed to be included in the MSRP. Heck, some now even charge an extra fee for prep & PDI, and/or add a "dealer fee" to the sale price.

A dealer who gives only a modest discount may give you more as a trade-in allowance instead. Your trade-in is only worth NADA wholesale $$ no matter what, but most dealers pad the trade-in allowance to avoid shocking you with how little your rig is actually worth. The money they add to the trade-in value is also "discount".

Don't get too hung up on discount percentages. Focus on the "out the door" cost to you and what you actually get for that price. And if you have to travel to get a discount, figure that cost in as well.

For the record, the factory MSRP does NOT include delivery charges or any state/local taxes and vehicle fees.
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That is one of the things we liked about Sherman. NO extra out the door costs. Dealer prep, PDI, a couple of days of camping on site ALL included. According to Andy (our sales person) there are "no garbage fees here"
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Having a trade always changes things, if the dealer gives a deep discount on there new coach, your going to have to expect wholesale to low retail on your trade. A lot of the time they offer less of a discount so they can make a nicer offer on the trade.

Bottom line is you have to do your homework and be realistic on your trade value.
When dealing with a trade you have to fiqure out the difference in price. That's what matters more than discounts.
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Itís a number game a lot of dealer do the wholesale to wholesale or retail to retail.
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You can go cross eyed trying to keep track of all the numbers when they get flying and tangled up. As someone earlier said, it’s really about the bottom line/out the door price that really counts if you think about it.
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That is one of the things we liked about Sherman. NO extra out the door costs. Dealer prep, PDI, a couple of days of camping on site ALL included. According to Andy (our sales person) there are "no garbage fees here"
Totally agree! We got an exceptional price from Andy, no hidden fees/costs, and the PDI was thorough. We sat down with Andy and ordered our coach using the price sheets from Tiffin. He then gave us the quote based on the MSRP obtained from the Tiffin pricing sheets. The quote was the final price (except, of course, for state taxes).
We camped on-site for three nights while conducting the PDI, with a tech from Sherman assigned to us. It was evident that the dealership had already been through the coach before we arrived.
We got the best of both worlds at Sherman: a great price and a great PDI.
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Totally agree! We got an exceptional price from Andy, no hidden fees/costs, and the PDI was thorough. We sat down with Andy and ordered our coach using the price sheets from Tiffin. He then gave us the quote based on the MSRP obtained from the Tiffin pricing sheets. The quote was the final price (except, of course, for state taxes).
We camped on-site for three nights while conducting the PDI, with a tech from Sherman assigned to us. It was evident that the dealership had already been through the coach before we arrived.
We got the best of both worlds at Sherman: a great price and a great PDI.
Did I read correctly in this that the MSRP WAS the price you paid?
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