Here's the link to the "Build Sheet"
If you download that document...you can edit the options list to find the MSRP of your Coach before specials...
Next...Contact as many dealers as you are comfortable communicating with to see if they are interested in bidding on your build list. I found all of the dealers that I contacted were extremely professional and willing to give me a quote.
I then selected the dealer with the best offer on the Build Sheet.
Next...you submit proposed SPECIALS to your dealer...and they will in turn run them thru Newmar. They will be able to break down what the cost will be and run this by you for your approval.
If you are going to do a custom paint color selection or interior decorating changes...thenI believe making an appointment to meet with Michelle Howard at Newmar is the best way to go. She has all the samples there to make the selection process easier...and she is the one that writes these SPECIALS.
This is my impression of how it works. I saw a couple at Building 7 trying to write specials BEFORE they found a dealer...and they where getting frustrated. Newmar does not figure MSRP on specials. They only provide your dealer with, dealer cost...and they give you a price based on that. As a Buyer...we're looking at Discount from MSRP....but the dealers are looking at markup from Dealer Cost.
It all works out. If you start your specials soon after agreeing to purchase the coach...a I think you have time to work out the details. There is a huge backlog. If the dealer offers an existing build slot....it's possible that the build is already set..and no further changes will be accepted. There is still the possibility that the service center can do some of these changes, for a price, during your Customer Pick-up...and I've seem a post or two where the Service Center even made a few installations prior to the customers coming to Nappanee for their Pick-up.
Best of luck!!! Enjoy the journey. I hope you build the coach of your dreams....