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Old 10-13-2007, 03:16 AM   #1
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Considering purchasing this coach only to have a few comments dropped on me about the tail overhang. It's on a Workhorse W24 chassis do you really think there are any issues without having to make many chasis mods? My 94 has a huge tail overhang with only air bags added on the rear and it handles fine. It's on the Ford F53 chassis. Also what would one feel is a fair price for this unit?
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:16 AM   #2
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Considering purchasing this coach only to have a few comments dropped on me about the tail overhang. It's on a Workhorse W24 chassis do you really think there are any issues without having to make many chasis mods? My 94 has a huge tail overhang with only air bags added on the rear and it handles fine. It's on the Ford F53 chassis. Also what would one feel is a fair price for this unit?
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Old 10-13-2007, 11:21 AM   #3
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Tried to find the MSRP on Fleetwood's site...looks like they dropped it from the 2008 pages...too bad, was a good starting point on what is a good deal...20-25% off the MSRP is good. Good Luck! PS - We love the three slides on ours...
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:03 PM   #4
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MSRP on the unit I was looking at was around$144K with the options it had. He was asking $120. It was a show price and he knows I have a trade.(my mistake) He did offer me $13K for mine but I just wonder about anymore wiggle room on the price.
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Steve, I would think coming into the off season you would be in a better than average bargaining position on price...20% off MSRP would put you at around $115K, so $120K doesn't sound too great for you...the RV Trader and RV Search websites don't give you some comparison pricing for better leverage?
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Old 10-14-2007, 03:35 AM   #6
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I have visited other sites for more info but they give me msrp only, most being above the price I have now. My Bounder is kind of the issue here. It's in excellent condition and for a 94 with 111K mile on it you won't find one cleaner. I've had it for sale but no buyers yet. I thought he offered me a fair price on it but then again that only leaves your dealing price on the new one to be higher. I'm still kicking it around.
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I did a lot of my offers via e-mail.We waited and got the price we wanted.It took 3 weeks and a couple faxes and got everything we wanted price wise ,pretty rare but we walked away happy.Just be firm with your offer.Be realistic.I confirmed my financing , so eveyone knew I was ready to buy.I showed my other dealers valid price quotes from the internet. Good Luck its a great floorplan. BTW we had a trade also and owed what it was worth,they sweetened that up by a few thousand.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:37 AM   #8
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I'm glad for some dealers will either email or fax quotes to you. I for the other matter went to one dealer with my moho to be appraised. Had two sales guys look at it and wrote it up. The owner of the dealership had to leave at this time. Took the moho back home picked up my wife went back to the dealership looked at about 5 units, drove 2 and told the salesman those are two that I', interested in so come up with a price and give me a call. We had to leave at this time because the dealrship was closing. Two days pass and NO call. Third day called the sales back and was told unless you are here with your ride and a ckeckbook NOT going to get serious about a price. Glad business is so good. Especially here in MI.
Guess we'll just keep trying to work with this other dealer and see if we can get a little closer on a deal.
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I found half a dozen of the make/model/year RV that you are looking at online, and they do just show a list price (it seems)...but I would contact them online/email and request a "real" quote...unless you have a few actual quotes from RV dealers (nationwide, doesn't matter) you really have little bargaining power locally.
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We have this model in the 2007. We absolutely LOVE IT. I spent 2 years searching for the floor plan that works for travelling in groups and that was definately it. As for the overhang at the rear, does not seem to be a problem. The only issue we have noticed with it is the rear jacks are low and thus we cannot back it into our driveway due to the grade. But this is the only place that it has been a problem. We purchased ours in Toronto, Ontario as at the time of searching the nearest one to us in Sault Ste Marie was in Illinois. When we purchased we did not trade our old one as we kept it as a rental unit. They gave us a very fair price in the $ 135 area. The list on it was $ 180. The dealer was very up front with us and showed us exactly what they paid for it, so we felt that the deal that was made was quite fair. I'm sure you will be very happy with it
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