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Old 01-31-2020, 12:47 AM   #1
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Question RV dealers in south Texas

We're currently located in Weslaco (south Texas) for the winter.Thinking of possibly trading our 2004 Newmar,KSDP 38'.,Freightliner Chassis,330HP CAT ,since looking at some available in this area.Even condsidred a Class C which I'm comfortable driving(having had a Holiday Rambler years ago) so hubby can rest.I've never driven our current RV.My question is who do you recommend in this area as dealers who are trust worthy & also if you've looked at the new Class C;s how much room will I lose going from our current model to a Class C.Might even consider another Class A in a Gas burner cause of the high prices in Deisel.(shouldn't be as high as it is)but thanks to big oil & government we have to pay anyway.I'd really appreciate any advise from all you who've made this decision before.
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My opinion you will be better off selling your rig outright then getting your next rig. We live in Houston and could not find anyone in Texas that would match the cash price rv one offered us. We drove to Iowa to pick up unit. Saved 7k over the large dealer in mid Texas. The mark up is very large on new rigs and if you trade in old unit you are fooling yourself about what they are really giving you for unit. In most cases you are not getting much if anything for an older unit. I know it sucks but selling first letís you deal for best possible price when you figure out what next RV will be. Good luck.

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Old 01-31-2020, 09:30 AM   #3
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In general, you can trust an RV dealer and sales person about like you trust a rattle snake. All I can say is do your homework and do not believe one word from the RV sales person.

I was in technical sales for close to 30 years and had all the same sales courses they had and do not play their silly games.

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My opinion you will be better off selling your rig outright then getting your next rig. We live in Houston and could not find anyone in Texas that would match the cash price rv one offered us. We drove to Iowa to pick up unit. Saved 7k over the large dealer in mid Texas. The mark up is very large on new rigs and if you trade in old unit you are fooling yourself about what they are really giving you for unit. In most cases you are not getting much if anything for an older unit. I know it sucks but selling first letís you deal for best possible price when you figure out what next RV will be. Good luck.

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Thanks for your valuable input.We've about came to that conclusion.Probably will keep it until we get back to our home state of Ky.where we know the dealers who stand behind their products they sell.
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Yeah I'd wait until you get home then sell it out right, another little thing I've heard about is is anyone is financing and even with excellent credit sometimes after the RV dealer get the financial stuff done with the bank the bank will say yes at 4.5% but then the dealership adds on another 2% to the loan the customers are totally unaware of what just happened to them, the extra percentage goes on the loan and the dealership makes a few extra thousand bucks, so it's always better to use your own credit union or bank after you find your new unit.

For parts in this area I've found that Ron Hubbard here Donna isn't outrageously over priced, I've had to use them and I also checked the price for parts at that other place across the freeway for a 50amp 15ft cord because I was just a bit too far away from the plug in and I think it was like 20 bucks cheaper at Ron Hubbard RV.
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