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Old 04-21-2018, 10:22 PM   #29
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When asked what the true build cost of a quality manufactured Class A DP..
just compare the length of time the manufacturer has the individual unit on the assembly line...
Is it two/three/four or five weeks? or is it four/five/six or even seven MONTHS???
The more complex the Coach.....The longer it takes to build.. the higher the expected Qualities and of course the higher labor costs.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:34 AM   #30
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When asked what the true build cost of a quality manufactured Class A DP..
just compare the length of time the manufacturer has the individual unit on the assembly line...
Is it two/three/four or five weeks? or is it four/five/six or even seven MONTHS???
The more complex the Coach.....The longer it takes to build.. the higher the expected Qualities and of course the higher labor costs.
I would not make that assumption. It might work for a one off but any competent system designer would have most of the work done as sub assemblies away from the final production line in shop areas dedicated to the type of work being done. The dedicated shop can produce better quality faster than trying to build in place. Even a fairly customized coach like Newmar can do that relatively easily. The final assembly time where all the parts meet is relatively short. What you really want to know it total man hours. I expect that is reflected in the price along with the cost of more expensive materials.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:26 AM   #31
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I went by my dealer last fall to pick up a build sheet on a RED that we were considering ordering and the salesman gave me the dealer invoice sheet by mistake instead of the MSRP sheet that we are used to getting. I was shocked at how little is left after a 28-30% discount. The dealerships discounting that much aren't keeping the doors open with just sales.


Lol.... Oldest trick in dealer book. " oh sorry you weren't see that" makes you think you are getting a great deal but doesn't show the big percentage the dealer gets back at the end of the month
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Suffice it to say the cost of building a motor home plus ancillary costs has to be less than what they sell it for. Otherwise they go out of business. At issue will be how they are financing. If they are running on the banks money we will be paying for it. Great to see everyone building new and improved facilities but if financed they come at an extra cost that the purchaser will end up paying for.
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