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Old 05-29-2017, 03:16 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by staggerlee View Post
Don't believe I did.
Maybe I assumed to much.
Your cash is what they really want, and that is your leverage.
Don't matter how THEY want to handle it, YOU are the costumer and have the cash they want.
Never give them all the $ until you are satisfied with any fixes you find.
If its a used unit, check the age of the tires also. They can get expensive. Even the spare.

I hope this is more clear.

I see what you did, you quoted them without using the quote button or quotation marks and then answered the OP question.
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:21 PM   #16
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The op was asking for input. I gave our experience. Hopefully the info in this forum and based on experience will prepare the OP for making the deal. Always read the contract, I kept a complete paper trail of my questions, statements and prerequisites with every response. There are always contract mods, that is what I used my paper trail to build. One of my prerequisites was non-acceptance (no funds transferred) until the issue(s) listed in our PDI were all satisfied and signed off on by both us and dealer. Dealers usually want nothing do with court or arbitrators and lots to do with banks.

So our best advise - go into the deal with eyes wide open.
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:49 PM   #17
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thanks to all for the comments.

we concluded the deal today.
most concerns had already been met... they jumped right on the short list of remaining points.
a few items are requiring ordering parts.
- the biggest item is a missing ?curtain/privacy cover for the front of the mh.
I paid all, but did a large "holdback" until the additional items are handled.
the finance man looked a little surprised, then nodded, and agreed.

I want to give the dealer, salesman, and delivery/walkthrough fellow a big congrats and recommendation...
I better go check forum rules first...

being new, I don't want to get in trouble this early!
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:37 AM   #18
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No trouble here - most of us enjoy hearing a delivery gone right. Congrats on the new rig. And even more importantly, congrats on a sales team that did you right.

Be safe and enjoy the travels.
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:20 AM   #19
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delivery gone well

mods, if i'm off base, please delete or let me know and i will.
i re-read the rules (quickly!)

we bought our class c from midstate rv in Byron ga. (just south of macon)
salesman was sid griffin, and delivery spec was dennis.
the dealership apparently has a rep. for low pressure or "no pressure" sales.
several of the dealers we talked to, i'd have 3 to 4 reps contacting us.
we started with sid, and didn't hear from anyone else except for a finance mgr, who called to answer a question we'd made.

sid was patient. we went there to shop for a medium sized pull behind.
several times he would say "i believe the answer is yes, but i'm going to check that when we get back to the office." he did not try to blow smoke!

we changed our target purchases several times, sid would have been justified to write us off!

on delivery dennis was awesome... my wife and i asked some questions multiple times, and he'd approach answer from a different angle, grin and answer again.
dennis has been an employee there for about 18 years. i bragged on him to management... they confirmed that he was a valued employee and they have tried to promote him, but that he really enjoys working directly with the buyers.
visit to the finance office went very well, no high pressure to purchase add-on stuff. he was slightly surprised when i held back some money till final stuff resolved (i held back way more than cost to fix) he agreed.

sid checked in on us several times at each step of the process. we've made a friend.

i asked about service contracts in the service department. "which companies have yall had good luck with? who pays you quickly and without hassle? service folks looked at each other, considering my question. then went and got ?service manager? who handles the service contracts. nice lady. i repeated my questions. and she started calling off names and making comments. this openness characterized all dealings with the Midstate Rv.

during this whole process, we shopped around... visiting and calling numerous rv dealers... i got a broad range of responses and sales approaches, but that's a story for another day!
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:59 AM   #20
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rockriver - IMHO your are doing our community a service by updating us on your experience. Thank you.

So many folks get so jaundiced by reported bad experience, we forget there are honest one.

From this couple of vagabonds, thank you again.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:04 AM   #21
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I've gone through this with dealers before, there is no reason they should be paid in full until they have completed their obligation to you, which is delivering you your RV ready to drive off the lot. No reason they should be fully compensated until you are. Have heard the "that's not the way we do business" crap more than once. I just tell them that's the way I do business and if they want to sell me a RV this is the only way I will buy one. Have never had one refuse to sell it to me with payment in full at time of delivery.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:56 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by vsheetz View Post
If you are buying from a dealer and financing, the lien holder will want to take and hold the title. The dealer and the financer should work out how to handle the paperwork and payment do all are protected.
Depends on which state. A lot of states don't require you to give the title to the lien holder; Missouri being one of them. The MH should be ready to go when you get there. After your PDI, pay the balance due minus the deposit and off you go into RV heaven...or hell.
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