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Old 01-26-2008, 03:15 PM   #15
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We are in western Connecticut and the dealer is about 45 miles from us - also in Connecticut. I just get so tired of hearing about buying it for lower than their cost - if I could get him a little lower the ink will be flying.
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:41 AM   #16
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Hi Bullrider.
I just went through what you are doing and I think its half the fun of the buying process. You can't do to much research. You are looking at the right brands. Tiffin, Fleetwood, Winnebago, and Newmar have models in your price range which was the same as mine. The next suggestioni I have is look at the dealers on line inventory and keep a careful record of how long stuff stays on the lots. Don't let that MSRP sticker lead you to believe that is the price. High volume dealers will easily knock 20% off that. If it is sitting on the lot for several months it will go to 25%. Over a year you should argue for 30%. I looked for over a year and found an 07 Newmar Baystar that listed for 104,000 and I got it for 70,000. You should be able to do the same, just be flexible in what you think is an important feature and how much you want to pay for it. Don't get hung up on color if the price is right.
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:19 AM   #17
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Bullrider, FYI there was an add in my local paper for one of the LA dealers asking $86.9 for a similar Bounder (MSRP 112k)on the 32 foot model. $85k is definitely in the ball park. If they won't lower the price at all, try to have them throw in free stuff...chairs, lube jobs, high pressure water regular. There is always something else they can do to get that signature on the line. Exciting isn't it?
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:22 PM   #18
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Don't forget to bargain for a full tank. With the cost of gas these days, that's work some $$.

I didn't realize until after we left the lot, that the dealer left us with only 1/4 tank of gas. How nice it would've been for the dealer to have included a gas card in our new owner pack (instead of that cheap sewer hose that won't hook to anything).

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Old 01-27-2008, 03:43 PM   #19
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Thanks Davie, Rocky 2 and NLOVIT - all great words of wisdom and much appreciated. I am going to give him one more number but I know in the back of my mind that his number is very reasonable and if he doesn't knock a few more bucks off of it we may opt to not take the lot model and have one built (for the same number). He has already told me that I will get a full tank of gas and LP and they will throw in a brake controller for hauling my trailer. I looked through the option list and there are some big buck items that probably won;t get thrown in. THis is fun but very nerve-racking!
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:40 AM   #20
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Would you happen to know the name of the dealer for the Bounder? I would just like to get a hold of them and see what specs and options are on that unit -
Just collecting some ammunition
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:57 AM   #21
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Sure thing. It is Niel's RV in North Hills, Ca.
They have a toll free number and advertise the Bounder 32W every week. They used to be the largest dealer in California in terms of the Southwind 32VS. They seemed to have shifted their marketing to the Bounder this model year.

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Old 01-29-2008, 11:03 AM   #22
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Bullrider24...See if the dealer will go for a Workhorse with Alcoa wheels at that price. Then you have a real good deal.
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dickfrompasadena - I tried that belive me!!!! After he laughed and gave me the speech about losing money - I started to laugh! Is the workhorse that much better?
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:28 AM   #24
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You will get just as many folks on the Ford Chassis saying it is the best as those with the W22 Workhorse saying it is the best. The W22 usually adds about $3500 to the price. Drive both and see which fits you the best. Listen to the noise levels, drive on different kinds of roads, and try hanging a U turn to test the turning radius. Both are good, I have a Workhorse so you know which I think is better.
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The major advantage of the Workhorse is the 6 speed Allison Transmission.. 200,000 mile warranty. At the Hershey,PA show Fleetwood offered me the Workhorse and Alcoa wheels at no additional cost. My dealer had the Alcoa wheels on the Ford and steel on the Workhorse. I think you will be happy with either one. I sugggest you drive the both and then make your decision.
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Dealer should not be its money out of his pocket if you find a DEALER whose serious about selling your what you want.
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Hi Bullrider just checked in on this site I just bought a 2008 Terra LX 34N a few days ago Have not had a real shakedown cruise yet ( we have been having snow which is not really supposes to happen here ha ha ) Terra and fiesta are identical they sell the terra here in canada not the fiesta The lx model gives you a few things I really like like full body paint and I took all options but 2 Serius radio and I forget what else If you like give me a call at 250-898-7924 Van Isle BC to compare notes Rod
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Hi bullrider, we have an '05 Fiesta put afew mod's on it, we are happy with it and have about 30,000 miles on it with no real problems. We tow a boat during the warm months and dirt toys during the cooler months.

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