Originally Posted by chopshop
I'm wondering why you opted to travel that far for the trailer, wouldn't it have been more cost effective to purchase it here in AZ?
I purchased my first Jayco last year and was surprised with the dealer transportation fees to AZ. At first I thought this was some sort of "bump" to increase dealer profits but after some research learned that the majority of all RVs are either towed or driven from the factories to the dealerships. It's common to see transport fees for autos but rarely in excess of $995. RV transport fees can be two to three times that of an auto. I decided then that if I purchased another RV I would find the closest dealer to the factory, make a deal with them and transport the RV myself. I did exactly that. The Indiana RV Connection
is three miles from the Jayco factory and doing business with them was an excellent experience
. I realized considerable savings with the purchase price alone. Since my new Jayco needed to be towed from the factory, it might as well be towed by me. The entire round trip cost me $.50 a mile so the one way trip from the factory was completed for $1 a mile which is less than half what a transport company could quote.
I realized a significant savings and in doing so could actually sell the RV now as used and make a profit.
I realize most owners can't travel to the factory to purchase their RVs but I would highly recommend it. The only way you can save more money would be to buy a used RV.