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Old 06-11-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Oh pricing experts on the Redwood...

Know some are not enamored with it, but the wife is...

2013 38GK full body paint, ice maker, dishwasher, quartz counters, king bed, heat pump, dual pane windows, trailair triglide pinbox 5100 btu fireplace, etc....

from msrp $130k, they want 81k or so....

What do you think ?
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What do you think ?
Doesn't matter. It's what your wife thinks.
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from msrp $130k, they want 81k or so....

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The price is certainly right. Most new purchases should be at least 25 to 30 percent off of MSRP.
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don't forget the cost of the dually to pull it, your swr will be overloaded.
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My DW likes the 38BR - bonus room. 81k from 130k is a good discount for sure. It is the 130k msrp that I have a problem with. That could be a bogus msrp.

My next 80k is going toward DRV, Excel, or Life Style.
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don't forget the cost of the dually to pull it, your swr will be overloaded.
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i agree! Pulled our Redwood with F-450 Dually. Sure wish I still had the truck; the Redwood-not so much.
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"full body paint, ice maker, dishwasher, quartz counters, king bed, heat pump, dual pane windows, trailair triglide pinbox 5100 btu fireplace, etc"....

I'd be more concerned that the running gear was up to the task, and that it was built with integrity, than with all the glamor items. All that glitz won't keep the unit together, nor get you down the road safely.

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Agreed - I was listing the options - all the underpinnings are the same for the model line.... so didn't think I needed to list that .... but I did note the g or H rated tires and 8k axles.... www.redwood-rv.com

The 130k msrp is in line with all the listings I've seen on the net elsewhere and while I can get a car/truck at a discount because most true invoices and cost are out there on the net, the rv's not so much....

so I asked for opinions.... and getting them...
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Check Lazy Days RV in Tampa or Tucson. Almost all of their Redwood fives are being advertised as low as $70k. Redwoods have some of the most inflated prices I've ever seen for a fiver built on an I-beam frame. Shop carefully. Phillip
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"for a fiver built on an I-beam frame...Shop carefully" Good advice. That would be a red flag for me....

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Know some are not enamored with it, but the wife is...

2013 38GK full body paint, ice maker, dishwasher, quartz counters, king bed, heat pump, dual pane windows, trailair triglide pinbox 5100 btu fireplace, etc....

from msrp $130k, they want 81k or so....

What do you think ?
We just finished going through looking at Redwoods as well. They are beautiful and the furniture is amazing. We also found the prices to be inflated for the level of undercarriage quality. We went through a neighbors coach
After one year of ownership and only one trip and basic things were falling apart. Leaks and delamination. We finally made our decision on frame. We hope to be full time and decided that the frame and insulation on redwood is just not sufficient We could get that level of construction for a lot less in another coach. We ended up with a DRV which we got for just a a bit more price as we would have paid from Redwood. We are very happy. Many many nice features and solid as a rock. Can't even hear campground noise it is so soundproof. Best of luck in your search. I know it's a tough decision.
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If you are ready to spend that kind of money, be sure you CAREFULLY inspect a Lifestyle unit. Basic construction is much different - - meaning "better." You can
buy a beauty for in the 80's and get a frame and sidewall construction that is far superior.

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If you are ready to spend that kind of money, be sure you CAREFULLY inspect a Lifestyle unit. Basic construction is much different - - meaning "better." You can
buy a beauty for in the 80's and get a frame and sidewall construction that is far superior.

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I agree check out the Lifestyle RV
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I you are going to plop that kind of cash, I would check out Lifestyle. They make their own frames (no Lippert), but most importantly the design and execution is by ex Carriage crew. When Carriage went under the top dogs and I believe many employees from Carriage started Lifestyle under umbrella of another company. The quality of Carriages was always worth the price you paid for them. I have one

and it now now 17 years old with almost 100,000 miles pulling it all over the country.

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