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Old 02-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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Dealer markup on freight?

So does anyone know how to figure freight from Jayco to the dealer? Do they just make up a number or mark it up/
I have a quote but the freight seems very high compared to others but the MSRP may be inlflated to adjust it.
Very curious
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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Retail price variance?

This is a good question, and I'd like to add a follow-up concerning MSRP. In looking at 2013 Jayco Whitehawks, I found that the 27DSRL located at a dealer in TX had a MSRP of $33,120. The same unit, with even more options than the TX unit, retailed for $31,277 in Indiana. My first thought is that the freight must account for the higher price, but maybe that's not a correct assumption.

In any respect, I wound up ordering the trailer from the Indiana dealer since it was quite easy to specify exactly the unit we wanted. I'll take delivery in mid-to-late March; and also work in a tour of the Jayco factory while in the vicinity.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:43 PM   #3
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It's a by the mile fee. Makes sense that the unit in Indiana (close to manufacturer) is cheaper than the same unit in texas. A little research into RV Transport will bring up some results on the mileage paid as it does vary. The guys you see (myself included) hauling a brand new trailer to a dealership need to make a few bucks for the delivery.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:09 PM   #4
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It's a by the mile fee. Makes sense that the unit in Indiana (close to manufacturer) is cheaper than the same unit in texas. A little research into RV Transport will bring up some results on the mileage paid as it does vary. The guys you see (myself included) hauling a brand new trailer to a dealership need to make a few bucks for the delivery.
Exactly!!

Doesn't it figure the freight is going to be higher the farther the unit has to be shipped from the factory to a dealer?

Has nothing to do with MSRP.

Our home base is Reno (actually bought in SoCal) and there was no way we were traveling to Indiana to save on the freight.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #5
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In 2009, MSRP was the same for the exact options at the different dealers we checked with in the Western region of the US. However, the 'discounts' off of MSRP differed greatly from dealer to dealer! We wound up with a quote from RVDirect and asked our 'local' dealer if he could beat it. He did.

As for delivery charge. The dealers in So Cal and Az were pretty close to each other on what they charged for delivery. I can't remember the details now, but it was based on what the carrier charged per mile and definitely increased adjusting dramatically as gas prices rose a couple of years ago (we went rv looking, but didn't buy/upgrade).

Back in 2009, we were very, very fortunate to have the time off for a three week trip back east to pick up our tt. The transport fee they wanted (nothing to do with MSRP or tax/registration btw) wound up paying for our trip back, gas, meals, and cg stays. We pretty much (almost, but pretty close) had a free three week vacation for what we would have paid for the dealer to have our tt brought out to California for us.

The dealer we negotiated with had a 'partner' company right there down the street from the Jayco factory. The PDI was done there.

Would I travel across country again to get a new tt? If I had the time, definitely. Money saved gave us a vacation away from home. Would I suggest others do it... heck yeah!

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Freight on our TT was listed at $2500. That was to CA from IN. Not sure if it was marked up from actual cost or that is just what it was.
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Freight on our TT was listed at $2500. That was to CA from IN. Not sure if it was marked up from actual cost or that is just what it was.
In 2009 ours was quoted at around $2000. Gas was a lot less then too
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:55 AM   #8
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According to Richardsonís RV in CA (Internet Sales) where we purchased our 2013 Eagle 284BHS, the delivery charges are based on miles from the Indiana Jayco Plant. They quoted us $1900 to ship it to Orlando, FL from Indiana. We were camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the time, so we sold our TrailManor 2619, delivered it to the new owner in Chattanooga TN, and continued up to Indiana to pick up the new Eagle. We enjoyed the trip back in the new TT and it was a good test to make sure everything worked properly. We also saved about $1000 after deducting the return trips fuel/camping. Would do it again.
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If a dealer puts out a dollar he needs a dollar fifty back... so yes they mark it up...
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:22 AM   #10
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FWIW we've had a number of quotes this past month from Indiana to Detroit, Michigan area. Lowest tranposrtaion cost was $395 and highest was $850. These were both from Authorized Jayco dealers.
Having said that watch our for Dealer Prep charges (PDI etc...) they will fluctuate from free to $650.
I've found out that when I get a quote I want a breakdown of all charges ( Unit- transportation- sales tax- license fee- documentation fee etc...). That way I can compare dealers more accuarately.

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