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Old 03-14-2017, 10:53 AM   #15
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Are you leaning towards just "used" units on dealers lots? What about private sales. The one thing that makes the SoCal market a little different are #1. there really are no off seasons for RVing, not like in the northern half of the country a seller doesn't want to hold a RV over the winter if he has bought a new unit, or is thinking about buying during the RV winter show season. #2. A good chunk of RV trailers are made in Indiana, thus keeping used units to retain a higher price because new units are priced higher in the far west.

I sold my first hybrid ( 2005 Aerolite) on Craigslist. For the last 9 months have started to kick tires on the "next" RV trailer. But, just have not found it yet. Just keep coming back to the hybrid (2013 Aerolite ) we have now that checks all the boxes for our needs. From storage cabinet space, sleeping arrangements, tank sizes....

When buying both new hybrids, from the first offer from the dealer to the actual "sale price" when I signed papers there was a big price difference. If a dealer senses you need his ability to get financing, or have the new or used RV you really want or your in a time crunch to get this thing bought you are at a disadvantage.

If and when we find that next RV, I'll most likely try to sell my hybrid on Craigslist or EBay. We are doing a Yellowstone trip shortly out west and will be taking our trailers title with us and checkbook, but only on our terms, if the price is right.
The difference in pricing should be due to regional pricing practices. I believe all manufacturers charge a delivery fee on their units which is included regardless of where the unit is sold or picked up.

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Old 03-14-2017, 06:45 PM   #16
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go to seedealercost.com. they list most of the more common rv manufacturers products. its a real eye opener

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The difference in pricing should be due to regional pricing practices. I believe all manufacturers charge a delivery fee on their units which is included regardless of where the unit is sold or picked up.
I know the RV delivery company drivers charge about $1 mile to delivery RV's across the country. Where I bought my last RV trailer in Western Ohio the no frills dealer said 90% of the people who bought from him never set foot in Ohio. They knew what they wanted, negotiated a price and he delivered the unit. He had a advantage of being so close to Elkhart IN.

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