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Old 07-30-2006, 01:15 PM   #1
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Hello all, looking for advice on purchasing a new Georgetown 378 Xl. The dealer offered it at 26% off MSRP. Is this a good deal or what should I expect to pay? I've read that they normally sell for 25-30% off MSRP but they will not deal over 26%.

What are your experiances?

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Old 07-30-2006, 01:15 PM   #2
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Hello all, looking for advice on purchasing a new Georgetown 378 Xl. The dealer offered it at 26% off MSRP. Is this a good deal or what should I expect to pay? I've read that they normally sell for 25-30% off MSRP but they will not deal over 26%.

What are your experiances?

Thanks for any help, Kurt
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Old 07-30-2006, 02:12 PM   #3
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autokraft, WELCOME to iRV2!!

You are correct in your posting the discount average of somewhere between 25-30 percent...
I got 25 percent off on my Essex and I ordered if from the factory...

A lot depends on the unit and what it's demand is in the market as well...

Have you contacted any other dealers and done an "apples to apples" comparison?

I look forward to hearing more from you and your purchase experience, someone else will be along shortly with some other thoughts I am sure...
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autokraft, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. I am sure you will enjoy the forum. Take your time in duing plenty of research befoer buying an RV. There are some good deals on good quality coaches if you will hunt them down. First determine how you are going to use it, then what your price range is and then find the best for the dollar.
You will find we are a group of fun loving RVers that like to help each other where we can. Any questions you have, just ask. Good luck and stay safe.
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Autokraft -

WELCOME to iRV2.com! We're glad you found us and posted! You've taken the right step to seek out advice from those experienced in the best and the worst of RVing! We're all "beginners" at first and learn quickly the ins and outs of RV buying!

I'm sure someone will post soon who has more experience in this area, but hang in there and keep posting!

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Old 07-31-2006, 12:35 AM   #6
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The coach I'm looking at is New 2006 but has 1400 miles on it and they tell me it's from shipping from the manufacturer. It went back and forth between both of their dealerships as well (500 miles)so that added a few miles. The 2007's are coming out and I figured they would deal to get rid of it since they have had it since February. They need to sweetin the pot to make me more comfortable in this purchase cause it's alot of money. What kinds of deals had anyone else incurred on your new purchase? Don't they ever throw anything in to make the deal?
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:25 AM   #7
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Autokraft,

Welcome to IRV2!

You are looking at a one year old rig which means that in addition to the drive off the lot depreciation you will also have the first year depreciation.

I would suggest a minimum of 30% off due to the above factors. (I would be looking for 35% off which would put the deal about even with the depreciation...but that's just me).

However, if you are happy with the numbers, and the rig itself, then 26% off is a reasonable figure for a new rv!

Whatever your decision, make sure you do a complete inspection before signing the papers or leaving the lot. Have as many issues as possible found and repaired prior to purchase. Almost all new RVs have some issues... some more so then others. If you resolve these initially you will have a pleasant purchase experience and fun with the new RV rather then being upset about problems you encounter.
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:58 PM   #8
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Be sure to have the dealer drive it to a scale and have it weighed before you sign. Get front and rear axles and total weights. With all fuels full! Propane and gasoline...If they aren't willing to. Walk away.
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Ed-Deb, I was thinking at least 30% myself and full tanks, (Fuel, propane) Its new but it had to depreciate some since the 07's are out. I'm not looking for the deal of the century but I would certainly think it would be cheaper than an 07.
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:21 PM   #10
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M&EM:
Autokraft,
Be sure to have the dealer drive it to a scale and have it weighed before you sign. Get front and rear axles and total weights. With all fuels full! Propane and gasoline...If they aren't willing to. Walk away. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What is the reason behind weighing it like this? This sounds like a good idea. Is it for verifying the weights the manufacturer lists?

Thanks for any input
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If it's a straight cash deal with no trade in or financing, offer them 65% of the MSRP price and make sure they understand you're willing to back that up with a cashiers check. If they don't feel like they can make a profit on that, put your checkbook back in your pocket and keep on shopping.

Fortunately, we are in a buyers market and there are many motorhomes and trailers on the lots that are begging to be sold. You can always find another one, they aren't going to stop building them.
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autokraft, Hitchhiker has the right strategy. That's basically what I did about 6 weeks ago. I walked away from the deal when they said "no" and got a phone call from the sales manager the next day wanting to deal. Hang tough and good luck.
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To; Autokrat;

Re; weight of rig plus proper tire inflation.

Probably the 2 most important things to do that are often overlooked.

Over-inflated tires give you a rock hard ride, shake the be-jeeze out of the rig and wear out the center of tires and give you less contact with the road, not good.

Under-inflated tires, just the tire edge hits the road, tires over-heat, big problem!!, and cause the rig to sway.

Your rig should have a booklet from tire manufacturer listing tire sizes and proper inflation for weight being carried.

Good idea to have dealer weigh rig before you buy, you go to and record tank levels, etc.

This is not a comfort only thing; it is a safety issue not to be overlooked.

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