I spoke with Jayco Warranty department. They told me that they do not require that their dealers service all units. The dealers are allowed to refuse to service units not purchased from them. This policy is to cut down on the "internet" sales of RVs. There are many dealers that sell for a small profit on a large RV knowing that they don't have to take care of any of the service issues or take on any risk in the deal. That's how they can sell so inexpensively. Both the local dealers to me sell their new Seneca units $25,000 - $40,000 more than the internet dealers. I spoke with the owner. He's a nice guy but bottom line he is in business to make money. As long as people with spend the extra $30,000 for a motorhome locally he will continue to sell them at that large markup. The internet dealers do have fantastic pricing however if you have a trade-in you have a major problem. Most internet dealers do take trades however they will only give you pennies on the dollar. For example a local dealer was willing to give me $70,000 for my trade however a large internet dealer in Texas was only willing to give me $30,000 less which is well under wholesale book. If we can privately sell our rig locally and then purchase from out of state you can get a screaming deal. The only caveat is you are on your own getting service. You may be able to get some service if you are reasonable and take the out of state dealer license plate covers off. The other consideration has to do with state lemon law coverage. If you purchase out of state in many states you lose all protection from state lemon laws. I would use internet pricing to pressure the local dealer to be more reasonable however if it is a popular unit don't expect to get closer than about $10 more than the internet dealer.
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