In shopping dealers for used RV,should I avoid disclosing that I will be paying cash?
Do agents or dealerships make enough "kickback" on used RV loans that I should let sales people assume that I'm a typical will-finance-the-purchase RV customer?
Are cash customers unlikely to get the best price or do sales agents like the idea of not wasting time on deadbeats who can't get a loan? (In terms of price negotiation, I probably come from the "disclose as little as possible while shopping" school of haggling. There's a "How to negotiate for your RV and control the process" article on-line which takes the disclose-nothing strategy to an extreme, IMHO, and I wonder if he borders on discourtesy, depending on what part of the country he uses his approach. But I do believe that there are some advantages to some mystery in my persona when negotiating.)
[By the way, I may buy through PPLmotorhomes.com because of the large selection in Houston and New Braunfels so a consignment unit may be in my future. Does that have any impact on your answer?]
FT'er,38' 5W/ToyHauler but no toys; rural eastern Texas 140mi.from Houston coastline.[On-grid gray/black-water code-compliant.] Interested in feedback re: climate/mold issues, vermin/pests/coyotes, energy-conservation tech & experiments, passive solar, RV security.