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Old 06-07-2011, 06:56 PM   #15
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If you buy a DP and plan on doing your own maintenance or some of it get a side radiator. One belt or alternator change and you will be glad to have a side radiator.

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Old 06-07-2011, 07:32 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by gmasters View Post
Not that we are total fools but as like any auto sale the price is not what we see on sticker. So what is a good rule to start with a price when your looking at sticker shock.
We are thinking that if this years travels go good we might want to get a new GAS or used DP, up to 99,000. but don't want to give any more $$ than. We have seen so many different price point on the same MH from different dealers and we have no trouble going out of state to pick our new MH up.
Are far price is all we ask

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We paid 22% off list on our new DP last year. We also received 90% of the price paid on our three year old Class C on a trade. The RV was the exact unit we were looking for, the dealer was relatively local to us, we liked the vibe and have had an excellent service experience so far. All those factors added up to a fair deal for us. Had we traveled halfway across the country, attempted to sell the old RV privately and haggled with overly aggressive salesmen, maybe we could have saved a few thousand.

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Old 06-10-2011, 11:12 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Perry White View Post
Dealers profit is 40% MRSP coach 50% on the extra options.
Where did you come up with that figure???? I have the factory Dealer Invoice Sheet on my coach, and while you are correct about the options, there's not a 40% mark up on the MSRP of the base price. At least there wasn't on my Monaco Signature.

One thing you have to be careful of is that dealers have a habit of making their own factory "MSRP Sticker." Dealer's will add 10-25% to the factory MSRP and then try to "deal" from that. So when a dealer gives you 35% off then in reality you might only be getting 5-10% off (of the factory MSRP) I have found that a sure clue is when the sticker in the coach looks like something typed up on a computer. When I see that I ALWAYS ask to see the factory MSRP price list, it usually will have some kind of "water mark" on it.

Camping world is a good one for this, and every one I've ever looked at marks up the factory MSRP and will put their own "MSRP price list" in the coaches.
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One thing you have to be careful of is that dealers have a habit of making their own factory "MSRP Sticker." Dealer's will add 10-25% to the factory MSRP and then try to "deal" from that. .
IMHO, biting ones finger nails is a habit. Falsifying what the manufacturer recommends seems like fraud. I can't see how it's any different than advertising that "the coaches we sell can go 100,000 miles between oil changes!" Too bad they get away with this stuff.

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Just curious Mr_D, is that $35K part of the $211K or on top of it?

That was part of the 211K.

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