We have purchased one pop-up and three travel trailers from Crestview RV in Buda, Texas over the past few years and each of them came equipped with a battery and full propane tanks--there was no charge listed for them on the trailer invoices. The dealership also provided a starter kit with a sewer hose and a fresh water hose. When we bought the pop-up we requested a second propane bottle at no charge and the salesman provided it himself. We have always included a spare tire and spare tire rack as part of our trailer purchases and the dealership has provided a free spare tire cover. Oh, we have always refused to pay a separate fee for do***ent preparation inasmuch as we believe this is a cost the dealership should bear. We were prepared to walk away from our first purchase over the do***ent fee and the dealership understood that; it has not been an issue since then because the dealership knows our position on that item.
My suggestion is that you always negotiate hard for the trailer and accessories you want. The dealership needs you and your business more than you need the dealership and his/her products and services. This is especially true during this down economy. Although we negotiate hard we do so in a respectful manner and we enjoy a good relationship with our dealer.
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