Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-28-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
ChiefGeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 138
Do all TT dealers have "Prep" fees AND "Processing Fees"?

Is this normal to have a $300 processing fee and $500 prep fee on a new TT?
__________________

__________________
TT: 2014 Puma 32DBKS
TV: 2012 Ford F-250 4x4, 6.2L
ChiefGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-28-2012, 12:56 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,471
Not that I know of, but I haven't bought a TT since the 1980's. Seems like it would be just extra dealer profit that should be in the purchase price.
Although the car dealers seem to charge a "document preparation fee", and again, that should be part of the sale and a dealers cost, not passed onto the buyer as a separate line item.
__________________

__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 06:01 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 26
The dealer I bought my used pop up from wanted to charge a $295 prep fee, but I got that waved by telling them I'd go somewhere else. When I bought my new TT ( at a different dealer ) There was no mention of any prep fees. They even threw in a WD hitch and sway control for no extra charge.
__________________
tomdinwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 08:44 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
jzick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomdinwv View Post
The dealer I bought my used pop up from wanted to charge a $295 prep fee, but I got that waved by telling them I'd go somewhere else. When I bought my new TT ( at a different dealer ) There was no mention of any prep fees. They even threw in a WD hitch and sway control for no extra charge.
I have not bought a travel trailer in years, but almost every time I look at a vehicle of any kind there are goofy fees added by dealers. We looked at a car the other day that had a "competitive fee" added to the MSRP. The dealer said that was added as the auto was a popular model. When we start negotiating for a vehicle our first statement is that we will not even consider paying the extra fees, whatever they are.
__________________
jzick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 08:56 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
smiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,679
Dealers charge all manner of fees, some that are truly required and others that are pure BS/extra profit. The best way to sort it all out when shopping among multiple dealers is to always negotiate on an 'out the door' price, that way they can play all the games they want but the bottom line stays the same.
__________________
smiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 12:18 PM   #6
edj
Senior Member
 
edj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 416
It is easy to get those BS extra charges dropped. If they don't drop them after requested by you, get up and go out the door. 95% of the time, you will find them dropped before you reach your car.... If they insist on being stubborn, there are lots of other RV dealers around.
__________________
Ed J - Summer->Vestal, NY Winter->Melbourne, FL
1999 Dodge 2500 diesel, 6-spd manual
2007 HitchHiker Discover America 329RSB
edj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,892
we bought our new 5er 2 years ago and after getting the best price we could, DW told the dealer that we werent paying any of the extra fees. After some talking they accepted our conditions.
__________________
Fred1609 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tempe, AZ
Posts: 1,833
If comparison shopping, ask for the "out the door" price. All that really matters is the bottom line price; how the dealer arrives at that price (lowered purchase price, dropped fees, increased trade-in value, etc.) doesn't really matter.
__________________
LadyFitz... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 08:37 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
papaquad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 10
Just closed this week on our new TT, no extra fees were added, just taxes and enviro fee.
__________________
Randy & Joanne, Canora, SK, Canada
2011 Spree 323CSS TT, 2005 F150 5.4L 4x4 XLT 3.73
2008 Canam Outlander 500XT (2)
papaquad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 302
Every vehicle I've purchased, new or used, has been on an "out the door" price. I tell the sales people that I'm not interested in what "discount" they are giving me or what the trade-in price is or what sort of fees they charge. All we are discussing is the size of the check that I write.

If the dealer wants or needs to charge a $300 "document fee" that's fine. He can cut the price by $300 on line two and then add the document fee back in on line three. I've been told that the document fee is a state law, but I've never seen a real reference to back that up, and I really don't care.
__________________
David, kb0zke
Mercury Mountaineer towing mpg 181(both sold)
1993 Foretravel U300 40'
kb0zke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 08:54 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
smiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by kb0zke View Post
Every vehicle I've purchased, new or used, has been on an "out the door" price. I tell the sales people that I'm not interested in what "discount" they are giving me or what the trade-in price is or what sort of fees they charge. All we are discussing is the size of the check that I write.
Yep. If you start debating the fees/discounts/etc. with them then you're playing their game. All that matters is the bottom line.
__________________
smiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,471
Quote:
Originally Posted by kb0zke View Post
I've been told that the document fee is a state law, but I've never seen a real reference to back that up, and I really don't care.
It's probably allowed by state law but not required AFAIK.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 12:41 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kalona, IA
Posts: 41
Bottom line, out the door price is all that matters, how they divy up the money is their problem, not yours. And don't fall for "your payment would only be $x", always go with out the door pricing as they'll give you a low payment but the terms will only be in their favor of making more money.
__________________
2003 Ford F-250 King Ranch 4x4 6L PSD
2012 Jayco 31.5FBHS
DW and an African Grey chatterbox
denverhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #14
Member
 
derald1961's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 67
I would tell them to drop it or I would walk. Those fees are instant profit add on's. Very few people are gullible enough to pay them but it's 100 percent for the dealer when a sucker does and it makes the dealer look like a stand up guy when he waives the fee when someone refuses or starts to walk out the door.
__________________

__________________
derald1961 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do you carry in your basement storage? corvettec3 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 60 05-20-2012 03:59 PM
Air compressor size and basement "must haves" TxRVMan Class A Motorhome Discussions 32 03-04-2012 08:25 AM
AC, Furnace, WH, Fridge all dead suddenly sparent RV Systems & Appliances 16 02-29-2012 05:06 AM
The Second Half and Final Results TRD Vintage RV's 2 02-28-2012 01:19 PM
Dog and deer are friends Wayne M Just Conversation 4 02-27-2012 11:08 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.