Its pretty clear that if needing spare parts, if you have the model and manufacturer information, you can often save a good deal of money by finding and purchasing that item at some other location. A recent example.... I priced a spare MCD Black Pearl shade motor just to have in the coach in case needed, and it was priced a $200 from Middlebury.... then saw some owners on here say they got the same motor at eBay for $50, so thought I would give that a try.
Great service and I think the price was actually ~ $60 to buy and ship a single Black Pearl motor to my location.... but if I bought 3, it would be $50 each including shipping.... Im hoping that even this one shade motor rides in the basement many many miles before I need to use it, so bought only one.
The old saying.... "it pays to shop". I also saved $2,500 this year by shopping insurance on 2 houses, and 2 cars. Well worth a couple of hours on the phone.
Gary and Dee, Zowie and Bowie (traveling cat sibs)
2019 Cornerstone 45B, X15-605hp, Imperial, Spartan K3,
2013 Honda CR-V toad, Demco Excali-Bar II,
Demco Baseplate, Demco Toad Light system, 73 de W5Fi