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Old 05-08-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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You bought a motorhome so what do you think of this?

Oops, I can't figure out how to get a picture to post! I think you can work through it though!

I’ve seen conversations now and again about the best time to buy a motorhome. Below you will see the difference of $19,000.00 from a “Year End Clearance 2016” vs the “New 2017”. If you click on the green “Sale Price” button on the 2017, you’d save another $2,000.00 making the 2016 vs 2017 difference of $17,000.00. Still a nice piece of change.

You will also note that the difference in MSRP 2016 to 17 is only $1,200.00. So we know the price difference is not from a change in MSRP. By the way, this discussion is not about the Thor Palazzo coach pictured below. It is just used for this question.

My questions is, the 2016 and 2017 coach’s listed are both “on the lot and inventoried by the dealer which costs them money”. What if you order the coach so there is no inventory required by the dealer? Can you pick up a good portion for the $17,000.00 difference show as the “year end clearance special”?

Or do you in fact have to buy at the end of the year for that discount?
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What percentage off of MSRP is the $19,000? Most of us figure 30-35% off MSRP. So on a $200,000 motorhome, for example, 30% off MSRP is $60,000 reduction in price. You should be able to get the same 30-35% off on a MH that you order. If not, then shop elsewhere. Bottom line is I disregard all those discount prices offered by the dealer as better deals can be had with a little negotiation.
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Two Thumbs up for V3600. The best thing that can be said about on line pricing is it a discussion point for local dealers. Most RV dealers with an "internet presence" will give the best a final about 4 times.

We looked across the internet before we bought - made us smart $ wise. We bought based on those dollars AND SERVICE. Very happy with both.
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Yes, if they publish a discount without conversation an actual negotiotion should shave off more. Not having a trade should makes things better as well right?

Should you expect a better price by ordering?
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Yes, if they publish a discount without conversation an actual negotiotion should shave off more. Not having a trade should makes things better as well right?

Should you expect a better price by ordering?
From my experience you get a worse price by ordering. Dealers are anxious to sell what they have on their lot or know is coming in the pipeline. They will give you a better price for one of those than one you order.
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I've been given the oposit information. We all know that a dealer wants to sell their inventory and are willing to make better deals at a given time of month/year etc. But a coach coming in as a pre-order has little to no dealer expense in it. I don't understand charging more for it?
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I've been given the oposit information. We all know that a dealer wants to sell their inventory and are willing to make better deals at a given time of month/year etc. But a coach coming in as a pre-order has little to no dealer expense in it. I don't understand charging more for it?
I agree. A decent down payment, pick it up the day it's delivered, and the dealer does not have to floor plan it or pay inventory tax. I've bought several big items that way and got a better price for it.
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