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Old 04-27-2013, 07:59 AM   #15
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Actually there is one thing I would buy. The slide covers are a wonderful investment. First they help eliminate debris on the roofs of the slide outs. Second they help keep the sun off the slideout roofs which heli keep the interior cool in hot climates. They are a love/hate item so be prepared for more comments. Anything else the dealer wants to add is pure profit for him. I sure hope you have a big enough truck to tow that fiver with?
I agree, but $4000 is waaaay too steep
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:00 AM   #16
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If you WANT the slideout covers (and they come with their own set of problems - I've had 'em before and didn't want them on this MS), I'd shop them with other sources to be sure the price is competitive before I'd let the dealer install them. He's tried to pad all the other add-ons, so I'd be sure that he's not padding these as well.

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Old 04-27-2013, 11:09 AM   #17
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Please, please, step back and take a deep breath. That dealer is not your friend, based on what he is loading you up with.
There will ALWAYS be another good deal to come along, you just have to shop around. Be prepared to walk away if you can't get the trailer without the add-ons. As for the hydraulic leak--what type of dealer would try to sell something with an obvious defect, but promise to 'fix it'.
As an owner of a Suites, I can say they are great units, but anything on the road can have problems.
By the way, what is your tow vehicle?
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:36 PM   #18
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That sounds like a great deal on that Mobile Suites. We purchased a warranty on our after the sale and saved alot of money. We have used it since 2007, replaced the refirg. last year, the A/C motor this year.
As far as the slide toppers. If you are going to live somewhere you do not have wind they would be fine. They make alot of noise when the wind blows.
I would take the 5th wheel and run. Like someone said, check it out good before you leave the dealership.
For the money, the Mobile Suites is the best for the money on the market today.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:08 PM   #19
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On the slide toppers, we were just at a dealer today looking at a 38 TKSB3 and we wanted slide toppers. The owner said he would add them on for 2100 for top of the line carefree but said he suggested we consider waiting. If we are comfortable going up and blowing off roof then he suggested not making the investment. We have them on our current unit and we decided to wait. Bottom line for you...4000 is a ripoff and this dealer sounds like a ripoff dealer. Thank you for serving all of us on the military. Makes me extra disgusted that someone would do this to you.
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James. As others have said, you can always find less expensive alternatives for these add ons if you want them. I would take the deal as agreed upon and not spend any more. Enjoy your new RV and thank you for your military service.... Blessings!!
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We learned from our Excel dealer that the dealer sets their price for warranty above their price. Ours was less than $1700 but a friend paid over $5k. That's just getting downright greedy. But we didn't finance ours either. Paid separate for it.
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On the slide covers, I would visit Shadepro, they install replace and repair thousands of awnings per year. Very nice folks whether you are, DIY or want full service. AND REASONABLE!
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IMHO - I would not trust any dealer that did that to me, nor would I trust the integrity of the rig. They should have discussed the add-ons before agreeing on a price. Sounds like they had the deck stacked in their favor and dealt from the bottom. I would walk away from the deal and find a reputable dealer.

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IMHO - I would not trust any dealer that did that to me, nor would I trust the integrity of the rig. They should have discussed the add-ons before agreeing on a price. Sounds like they had the deck stacked in their favor and dealt from the bottom. I would walk away from the deal and find a reputable dealer.

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Jim, I really do agree with you on this. It's a matter of integrity. I would be afraid to trust anything these people told me about the RV after that kind of shenanigans. That Hydraulic leak could turn out to be something far worse, or just the tip of the iceberg.
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The deal smells like a predator taking advantage of a service person.
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So here is the deal. I just purchased a 2011 Mobile Suites 36KTBS for 52,500$ it was listed for 60,00 when I originally walked in this morning. I have been doing my research and this was a killer deal..4 slides, bells and whistles.

-Help part..
As i was going over my finances I saw a 2,000$ additional fee for after market xzilon (some sort of gloss to protect the trailer) then they added 10,000 for a four year extended warranty, and 1,500 for GAP insurance.
-Total out the door was 72,338$....

-The dealership didn't tell me what "xzilon" was until I was like "what is that 2,000$ extra charge". They said that the trailer will need it if I plan to keep it for a few years..!

-Then, they didn't tell me the price without the 10,000$ four year warranty!

-After all that I noticed GAP for an extra 2,000$.

-On top of all that they said tey were gonna give me SLIDE OUT COVERS for the rig for 4,000 extra but take off 1,000$ if i agreed to it right then and there.

I said no the the slide out covers!...

So here is the part where I could use some helpful advice.

Tomorrow morning I am meeting up with them to drop off the rest of my security deposit, they gave me the option to not select -Warranty, GAP, and Xzilon....

If i say no to ll options I am only looking at 57,000$ out the door!

What would you do? Is paying an extra 10,000$ for four years worth it? is 2,000$ for some extra coat worth it? Is 2,000 extra for GAP worth it?

Please shed some light. I am really happy with the deal of the trailer. I visually inspected it and everything looked perfect except for on hydraulic is leaking and they agreed to fix it!

I am active duty military, and will be living in this full time with my lovely wife.

I would appreciate all the help!

If you feel like being extremely nice and have spare time you can call me anytime to educate me =]

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