I'm wondering if there are better areas of the country known to have better 5er pricing?
For example, when I was a kid in Denver a lot of people would take a cheap flight over the Rockies to Grand Junction and drive back saving money even with the flight and drive figured in. Is it typical to get better pricing in warmer or colder areas? I recall Arizona used to be a haven for used cars because they could sit on the lot a long time without much deterioration. But maybe the colder states are more ready to deal due to a shorter selling season? How about are prices typically better near bigger cities or better in the boonies? Maybe in rural areas, land is cheaper and lower property tax so less overhead for the dealers? Would I be right in thinking a dealership near the 5er manufacturer would have lower prices at least because the delivery would be cheaper?
How about time of year? I noticed in one thread someone suggested buying in the Off season when sales are down. I'm guessing the off season would maybe the oyster months?
Are there some famously large dealerships, particularly those that list prices? Most I've look at online sell so many brands they don't seem to have a lot of stock of any one of them and still have lots of stock but not really what I'm looking for. I seem to be leaning towards DRV. Maybe someone knows a dealership that specializes in their trailers? I found one of their dealers within 30 miles of them and they had like 2 in stock. Do any manufacturers sell direct?
How useful is NADA in pricing used trailers? Are they the best around for valuation? I have in the past disagreed with their valuation of car options.
On new trailers, how flexible are dealers/manufacturers? For instance, suppose you picked out a floor plan and options, haggled down your best price, and then said, "I really don't like the couch and recliners." Would they back out the cost? (Odd request, I know, but maybe you want a pool table or hot tub instead of seating.
) I know on this YMMV but just wondering people's thoughts. With cars they seem pretty tight on what they will and won't do. You can get this and this, or that and that, but don't try to get this and that.
Any other money saving tips along these lines?
A selling tip: When you to sell your RV, try to make the pics look as nice as possible. I'm not talking about photoshopping or leaving out a pic of the big gash in the side panel, but try to make it look as good as ethically possible. I looked at a 2009 Elite Suites and of course it was clean and all and they had some decorative touches around like a bowl of fruit on the counter. But I think there was maybe one window blind that wasn't askew. Put em up or put em down but don't leave them hanging at 30 degrees. And the bed was made but looked like they'd hidden a bunch of dirty laundry under the bedspread. And this was dealership ad.
Sorry for the long wind...