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Old 07-13-2016, 07:54 PM   #11
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:16 PM   #12
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Guessing general rv. Walked out of general and found the rv we wanted in Oh. We had a good laugh over what they wanted us to spend. Small dealer. No fees better service. Ended up at town and country in clyde oh.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:46 PM   #13
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Same. On the tag in the trailer with all the options, it *said* there was a >$1000 PDI fee, but that's just a piece of paper. I didn't base my price negotiations on the "MSRP" according to the dealer.
I agree, on our first TT I told the dealer to call it whatever you want I am only paying "X". My paperwork showed a $1500 PDI, and didn't care one bit as I still achieved ~30% off MSRP as my out the door price.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:16 PM   #14
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Agree with clubhouse. Our recent deal, we knew what we wanted bottom line and the dealer actually beat this on the bottom line price with a better trade in value than I expected; our trade in had a bent axle (fully disclosed) and he gave us fair market for a good condition trade. There were all sorts of plusses and minuses on the sales agreement, but as long as the final price line (including all fees and taxes) was less than I was expecting or willing to pay, then I was a happy customer.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:46 PM   #15
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To me this sounds like a marketing gimmick that allows the dealer to say they discount the price more than anybody else or something along those lines, meanwhile making the discount up by charging some sort of fee.

I'll be honest, on the deal I just made I didn't really even look over the contract. When I ordered the rig I had negotiated a out the door price, tax, titled and in my hands with all the options I wanted, some from the factory some from the dealer and a new fifth wheel hitch installed in my truck.

When the rig arrived I inspected it and went over the paperwork. I looked over the final number, which was the exact number I had expected it to be. They could have charged me a 5000$ PDI fee and it wouldn't have bothered me a bit as the only number I was concerned with was total amount due.
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Old 07-14-2016, 03:27 AM   #16
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I see you are in Michigan, which dealer are you working with.
Sundancer... It's not me, I just read it on a Thor forum and I was so shocked I decided to post it here. The dealer was in Virginia

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Old 07-14-2016, 03:50 AM   #17
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Guessing general rv. Walked out of general and found the rv we wanted in Oh. We had a good laugh over what they wanted us to spend. Small dealer. No fees better service. Ended up at town and country in clyde oh.
I will remember that about Clyde Ohio. We goy our Jayco used at All American Coach in Sylvania Ohio. We kept renegotiating to a better price to basically cover that fee but they would not budge on the fee. When all was said and done I saw hat we paid tax on that stupid fee. The guy who walked us thru fixed every little thing we found though, and as kinda newbies we learned so much from this guy it was worth it overall. (That fee just torched my husband)
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I wouldn't pay that fee either. My dealer not only Didn't charge us Anything 'extra', but our PDI was at least 3+ hours long. The camper had full propane tanks, they filled the gray & black tanks while we were there to check for leaks. The camper was just washed that morning and cleaned inside the night before. My dealer hires an outside cleaning company to come in the night before customer pickups to clean their new rigs. Our walk-through tech stayed with us during the entire PDI and took care of anything we addressed, right away! I couldn't have asked for a better experience! We even received a discount for their in-house store to get a few things.
I'd say, find another dealer!
BTW, I drove 900 miles one-way to get my deal, and it was worth it!


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Old 07-14-2016, 06:59 AM   #19
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A PDI fee? Nope, not at my dealer. And I would walk away if they did.

I think there was a small charge for "dealer prep", $125 or something like that. Auto dealers do the same thing. Trouble is some will charge $500+ for dealer prep and not disclose this fee until you are signing papers. I walk away unless they drop or dramatically lower that fee.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:06 AM   #20
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Group.... read this on a Thor forum

"I'd like to hear people's experiences with the fees the dealer charges. We were set to pick up our 24.1 Vegas this weekend when we got the breakdown of the transaction. The dealer was charging $1495 for PDI and $589 processing fee. When asked they said the PDI fee was for filling the tanks, gas and propane, 160 point check and for our walk through of the RV. He didn't really explain the processing fee. Have you been hit with the same type of charges? Thanks!"
I wonder if the approx $2100 includes the destination fee from indiana?
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