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Old 09-07-2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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My wife and I went to a camper dealer looking at the new 8272S Rockwood Travel Trailer. The new prices were $18,800 and the floor model was $18g even. We were given a price of out the door taxes, title, equalizer kit, friction sway control, and brakes installed for a price of $19,500. Is buying travel trailers like buying a car? Can you bargain, or is it a fixed cost? I just want a good deal. I don't want to be taken too badly. We're new to the world of RV's, and we really have taken a strong interest in this model. We would appreciate some feedback if possible. Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2005, 04:01 PM   #2
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My wife and I went to a camper dealer looking at the new 8272S Rockwood Travel Trailer. The new prices were $18,800 and the floor model was $18g even. We were given a price of out the door taxes, title, equalizer kit, friction sway control, and brakes installed for a price of $19,500. Is buying travel trailers like buying a car? Can you bargain, or is it a fixed cost? I just want a good deal. I don't want to be taken too badly. We're new to the world of RV's, and we really have taken a strong interest in this model. We would appreciate some feedback if possible. Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:36 PM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2 !
I remember buying our first trailer ... exciting times buying it, and just a ton of fun awaiting you as you begin to use it.

I would think its safe to say that a discount or 'bargain' in the RV industry is typical.
Most of us have found 20%, 25%, and even 30% to be typical.
I suppose it depends on the trailer and the dealer you are looking at, but i would think that 20% is a strong minimum.
And be very careful at the "add-on" e-brake and hitch that the dealer is being good enough to put into the deal. You are going to want to be as particular at those two items as you are about the trailer itself. Get name brands of those things and post them here as well.

good luck, and happy hunting,
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Yes RV pricing like car pricing is always negotiable. I went to rvwholesalers.com and priced it out on their website $16,137 with typical options. This would be less taxes, tags, and any hitch work. Dealers will typically be anywhere from $2,000-$3,000 higher. You could go online and get a quote from them and use that as a bargianing chip, but it sounds like you may be in the ball park already. Good luck and keep us informaed.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:13 PM   #5
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Hey guys, I really appreciate the words of advice. I'm going to go to the dealer and get all the brand names of the add-ons that he quoted.

I went onto rvwholesalers.com and seen this trailer initially listed for $14,000 and change, but with all extras it came up to the low $18,000's. Thanks for helping a greenhorn in the world of RV's.
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:45 PM   #6
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Don't be too anxious to buy. They want you to buy! Remember the trailer will be there tomorrow,and if not other dealers will have the trailer. Right now is the time of year the dealers want to get trailers off the lot. We are coming to an end of "the season". Do your homework and take your time. Good luck.

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