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Old 10-17-2020, 12:05 PM   #1
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Jayco price inflation

I purchased a new 2019 24RBS about four months ago. It was a left-over and given low inventory, I was lucky to find a one available. I had to drive about 400 miles to PA to pick it up but the trip was enjoyable. I registered it a few weeks later when my temporary transport plate expired. Like many other states, my home state taxes vehicles based on the MSRP when you register them. I looked up the specs on the 2019 camper and compared it with the 2020 camper and found a significant price increase, 25%. A comparison of the two model years shows no significant difference between the campers. They made some color changes and the stove is different but otherwise the campers appear to be identical. An MSRP price comparison of other Jay Flight campers 2019 vs 2020 appears to show similar price increases. A check on advertised selling prices doesn't show a corresponding price increase. My guess is that Jayco inflated their MSRP so that dealers can show deeper discounts. It may seem that all that matters is the final price a buyer negotiates, but the taxes paid each year are based solely on the MSRP. Buyers of the later model years will be paying more taxes each year.

I was on the fence about going for a leftover camper. I guess it came down to settling for a leftover so we could get the model that best suited our needs. I saved about $3000 from what the sold-out 2020 models were listed at but we'll likely lose that on the other end when we eventually sell the thing. I was unaware of the tax difference at the time we made the purchase. I guess it's not a lot of money but it would be annoying to pay more each year for nothing.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:51 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by RichCarter View Post
snip....... but we'll likely loose that on the other end when we eventually sell the thing.....snip
Take extra good care of your 2019 24RBS and it will 'pay-forward' when you sell it..., or in trade-in value.

I had my prior Eagle TT for 13 years, took great care of it, and was very pleased with the RV dealer's trade-in offer..., they said it looked better than many 2 year old trade-ins , RV dealer later stated my trade-in didn't last long on their lot.

The same RV dealer gave me a great deal on my new ordered 2018 24RBS.


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2005 Jayco Eagle 278FBS (retired)
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:08 PM   #3
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The way plates are based off MSRP on rvs is such a scam. On automobiles they have an actual factory price they go off. I am sure this could be done on rvs as well. This is the third year of putting plates on my 5th wheel still over 800 dollars. Adds quite a bit of expense when you upgrade when the MSRP price is sky rocketing.
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