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Old 05-28-2006, 11:58 AM   #1
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Ok folks...here's a question I am wondering about...

On the motorhome side of things,it is generally accepted to haggle about 25% -ish off the MSRP..

What's the figure for 5th wheels?

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Ok folks...here's a question I am wondering about...

On the motorhome side of things,it is generally accepted to haggle about 25% -ish off the MSRP..

What's the figure for 5th wheels?

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Old 05-28-2006, 01:48 PM   #3
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I figure around 35% off MSRP for a high end fiver. Some of the entry level and lower mid-line units will not have that high of a markup. Always start out low with your offer, if you offer too much they'll yank your arm out of its socket trying to get the money out of your hand.
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:04 PM   #4
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We got 32% off published list plus a few odds and ends "thrown in" plus delivery 220 miles from the dealership. Actually paid less than some folks wanted for used 04/05 units.

No matter what we buy (car/truck/RV) we always narrow it down to exactly what we want and take "you get one chance" bids. Three dealers bid, the one we accepted was almost $12,000 under the next closest!
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We got just about 30% +/- off MSRP when we purchased our new 5er.
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Waiting to take delivery of my new Bighorn, got 32% off list and 1000 miles free delivery
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Old 06-01-2006, 01:02 PM   #7
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Great...Thanks folks for the info! Gotta much better handle on the pricing thing now.!
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Old 06-03-2006, 08:21 PM   #8
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Allow yourself lots of time to haggle over price. It took us about 6 hours of haggling to get the price we decided we could pay before we left home. The salesman "had to go talk to his manager" about 4 times during that day. Make your decision on what you can afford to pay for that particular unit BEFORE you get to the dealership, then stick close to that price. I was amazed at the different tactics they attempted to put over on us. The finance department even attempted to sell us different "packages" of stuff to improve their bottom line. If you decide to buy their extended warranty, read it carefully first. Then ask them for a printout of what is NOT covered by the warranty, if they will give it to you. An example- "The engine is covered by an extended warranty", however none of the accessories on the engine may be covered; such as starter, alternator, power steering, etc.
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As Ray said, especially if you're dealing with a local dealer, don't expect their best price immediately. We looked at our current 5th wheel, walked into the salesman's office and started negotiations. Ultimately, I told him what I was willing to pay, he said that there was no way he could possibly do that, so we thanked him for his time and left. 3 days worth of phone calls later, we were close enough to the number I quoted to close the deal.

I hate haggling this way, but for us it was worth it to deal with a local dealer should any service issues arise. I generally buy other vehicles from local dealers over the Internet - much less hassle as the pricing is firm before I ever walk onto the lot, and closing the deal and driving away with the new vehicle is a matter of an hour or two.

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