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Old 03-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #11
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I had the same result as CM on my transaction with RV direct and the pricing I paid was slightly more than the listed cost as all options were listed there in the price so margin for the dealer has to be considered. It was still 20% less than anyone else within 150 miles of me. If you click on the price for your unit you see a fully selcted option sheet priced out so if you take out the options you don't have see if it's close. I too picked up for free and also received a nights stay on RV Direct FOC so how can I beat that.

I would do it again without hesitation and would highly reccomend them.

Great site for homework before you buy though!
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Diito crabman's and 3'senough responses. I just ordered my second Jayco 5th wheel 92nd in as many years) from RVDirect and according to this dealer cost website paid less than invoice. I know they have minimal overhead in the online portion of their business and they sell huge numbers of units annually so maybe they have some back end incentives loaded from Jayco? All I know is as long as they are around, I'll never buy another camper off the dealers lot. Great prices, friendly service and extremely simple people to deal with.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:41 PM   #13
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Curious what you are calling a good deal? Also, can this site be accurate?

Might be sharing too much, but hear it goes. Tell me if I got screwed or did ok, I'm a big boy and take it if I didn't do to well...we really enjoy the trailer anyway.

Admittedly we bought our trailer a bit blind. First time buyers, read a lot online and shopped 2 different dealers. We didn't get any online quotes, and paid $18,200+tax & title = $19,700 for our 26BH. We didn't pay any PDI or delivery and that included a husky centerline hitch.

According to the website, dealer cost for my TT and options are $16,020. The both dealers told my shipping to California was $2500...so if ll that is true I aid less than cost. My TT is 2012 and was dealer inventory, so either there are amazing holdbacks for TTs or this website isn't at all accurate. I don't see how anybody can stay in business selling for less than cost, nor o I expect them to not profit from me. Th
I think their true and final cost may be less then what the invoice is showing. Let`s face it, dealers have to make money too. As for the extra cost of shipping to CA, I feel your dealers are being truthful on that. RV`s shipped to the West coast seem to be generally more expensive then those purchased anywhere reasonably close to the manufacturer for obvious reasons. If I were to have an Arctic Fox or other Western built RV delivered to the East Coast, I`m sure it would cost me much more in freight then someone on the West coast, so I guess it works both ways.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:43 PM   #14
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I had the same result as CM on my transaction with RV direct and the pricing I paid was slightly more than the listed cost as all options were listed there in the price so margin for the dealer has to be considered. It was still 20% less than anyone else within 150 miles of me. If you click on the price for your unit you see a fully selcted option sheet priced out so if you take out the options you don't have see if it's close. I too picked up for free and also received a nights stay on RV Direct FOC so how can I beat that.

I would do it again without hesitation and would highly reccomend them.

Great site for homework before you buy though!
Did you buy from Albany or Buffalo? I bought from Albany.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:50 PM   #15
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They did a very thorough PDI, supplied battery, propane and starter kit. We stayed at a CG close by the first night to give everything a tryout. I did have to readjust my WD hitch in the CG that first night, the cams were not lined up correctly. But it was my hitch that I brought with me, not one I purchased from them, and they installed it for free, so I guess I can`t complain too much about that. They may not have been too familiar with the old style dual cams. Buying away from home is not for everyone, but it worked out well for us.
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Same on the PDI thoroughness. I had a fifth wheel hitch already installed since my truck came with rails. They did however set the height for me right there while someone went through the PDI with me. Being the second week in Nov and 6 inches of snow had fallen a few nights prior I opted for the hotel. It was a very nice hotel at that. Bringing all the blankets and pillows I needed for one night was not an option at the time. I had an issue with my 7pin connecter which they and gave me some electrical spray and zip ties to hold it in place for the ride home. They allowed me to keep it in the overflow lot for the night, then I went and picked it up in the am for the journey home. I was able to do this turnaround in 36 hours.

There was another unit being prepped next to mine that must have had 6 people washing, poilishing and cleaning the interior for the 3 hours I was there. Mine was immaculate, top to bottom.
Again it was first class in service and delivery experience. The communication through the process was excellent as well.
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I did a lot of internet shopping including RV Wholesaler, RV Direct, RV Connection, etc. The last quote I got came from RV Direct, I think, and it was for $24,141 if I came and picked it up. Then, I got a call out of the blue, I say that because I had twice asked this dealer for quotes and received nothing from them, and this dealer said they noticed I was looking for a fifth-wheel. Well, I had looked at the FW we eventually bought on their lot twice and the same model on another lot twice as well. I told the salesman what the other place, about 250 miles further away was asking and they came back with a price of $26,200. Well, I live about 1,500 miles or more away from RV Direct and figuring in the price of fuel, diesel, motels, food etc. I figure they shot me a pretty good deal, so we bought it. Looking at the dealer pricing site, I'm not totally sure they have all of the right pricing. The list of standards includes many things my trailer doesn't have, like 16" tires, 50 amp service, etc., and didn't have on Jayco's site. So I would take this site with a little bit of a grain of salt. I do believe it might be a good starting point, but make sure you are comparing apples to apples. By the way, based on what I had been quoted, I do believe the price I got was fair, even if not rock bottom, when factoring in transportation, etc. And, this dealer doesn't finance any of his floorplan but this new trailer had been on the lot for about three months when we made the deal.
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OK guys lets remember that this is the manufactures list wholesale price. Just like in the auto industry the retailers get volume pricing that is not shown... so if they only sold ONE unit in a year that is the price they pay... but the more units they sell the less the cost per unit from the manufacture.
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Sean, you have a valid point. When I first stated looking into getting our trailer, I was prepared to drive to the factory or RV direct, to get it. There is a additional 2500 -3000 dollars charge at dealerships for transportation. I found a dealer who was about 300 miles from home who saved me from making the trip. Like most of you I got mine at about dealer cost. Like Sean says they have to make the money thru a volume sale deal.
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