Originally Posted by Dusty Roberts
Pulling the trigger and buying this trailer tomorrow. Any experiences, suggestions, or recommendations from the forums? Appreciate all the feedback
Are you ordering or buying off the dealer's lot?
Do you have a trade in or not?
The best advice I can give you is know the price you want to pay and be willing to walk if you don't get it; willing to sign if you do.
Individuals here on the forum say the purchase price of a trailer should be 30% off Jayco's MSRP. Jayco's one of the very few manufacturers that make their MSRP available on their web site. So go to Jayco's web site and figure out what the MSRP is for the trailer you're looking at including options. Then take 30% off the MSRP and you have your target price.
When I've purchased vehicles or trailers I've always taken the negotiation approach: "I'll give you this $ and my trade, nothing more."
The $ amount I go with includes all additional costs including tax, delivery, prep, fees, registration, etc. This way I avoid the surprises of extra charges.
Figure your $ amount by:
MSRP - 30%
- Trade Value (you can use NADA RV
page to help figure this out)
+ Sales Tax
+ Delivery & Prep
+ Registration, Insp
+ Processing Fees