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Old 08-08-2021, 03:37 PM   #1
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Need Tips for Purchasing at a Distance

I'm in the market for a new Fleetwood Flair 29M. I'm in the Seattle area. The availability is terrible. Which has caused me to put feelers out online.

RV Trader website has not turned out to be of much help - very unreliable. Plus it doesn't help that dealers add listings for units presumably 'on order' but it appears to be the equivalent of just ordering one at a dealer myself.

I'm not against waiting for one to come in, and in fact a local dealer is expecting one in a few weeks. But the prices here seem inflated, making me pessimistic about getting a good deal, either by making an offer on the one the local dealer is expecting, or ordering one locally.

The exception to all this seems to be a single mega-dealer called Motor Home Specialists, with many locations serving New Mexico and Texas. I have been browsing their website and they list prices for units with real stock numbers/VINs, etc. The listings actually seem to change from 'on order' to 'sale pending' and so forth, so it makes me think they are really getting some units in - and selling them.

And here's the kicker - this mega-dealer's prices are discounted 25% off MSRP.

But ugh, how do I orchestrate a deal 2000 miles away including trading in my current coach?

Anyone have any tips? I would drive a pretty long distance for $25-30K but I'm looking for a way to make it as smooth as possible (minimize risk of pitfalls as far as the transaction goes).
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Have you called them and asked this question ? They, and other dealers do this all the time.
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Have you called them and asked this question ? They, and other dealers do this all the time.
Totally agree.

Even homes can be bought online from a distance and all paperwork completed online.
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Sell your coach locally, unless trade in gets you more $.
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Call the dealer and see what they say.

Many ways of doing this.
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I seem to remember folks using an inspection service to buy an auto or RV remotely when purchased on Ebay. I will dig through my bookmarks and see if I can locate it.
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[Previous] rule of thumb was start your negotiation at 30% off of MSRP and if they don't come down to at least 25% off, walk away to the next dealer. Hard to say now that the market is getting tighter. "New" models come out circa May/Jun - use that to your advantage if possible.
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