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Old 03-31-2015, 01:32 AM   #1
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What are some other things I might ask for if I have bottomed out on price with a dealer?

I have already tried to have them throw in the hitch with no luck. Batteries? full propane? Starter kit?

Ar PDI's typically included?

Give me what ya' got.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:17 AM   #2
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A few things come to mind: bug screens, Maxx Air vent, surge protector, stick on levels, Patio mat. Can't think of anything else right now. Good luck!
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:28 AM   #3
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30A/50A extension cord... occasionally you may hit one of these campgrounds that have all the power plugs clustered together (e.g., Scussett Beach) and you'll need it.
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If it is a new rig...batteries, propane and start up kit should come up with it. Or at least on mine they did.

I agree with pawpaw on the Maxx air or some type of vents. If you are getting a TT and does not have a battery powered front crank I would go for one of those. Maybe a bigger TV if there is room. If a 5th wheel and enough room in the basement, a small frig.

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The best negotiating tool is a lower bid from one or more other dealers. If you don't have this, it's almost pointless to dicker on the price.
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The best negotiating tool is a lower bid from one or more other dealers. If you don't have this, it's almost pointless to dicker on the price.
Good comment! Shop around!
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The best negotiating tool is a lower bid from one or more other dealers. If you don't have this, it's almost pointless to dicker on the price.
Bingo! Go for the lowest hard cash price! Buy the trinkets yourself on sale somewhere.
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Being willing to walk away and look for a better deal is probably the best negotiating tool you have. I would get an on-line quote from places like RV Direct, etc. and take it into the dealer and see how close he will come. If the difference is close to the transportation cost, then you probably will be getting as good a deal as you can. That's what we did back in 2011 when looking for our HT 26.5 RLS. Got a quote from RV Direct, I think, and the closest dealer came within $2,000 of that price so we bought from them rather than drive all the way back to Indiana to pick up a FW. Also had a competing price from a place about 150 miles further away that I think swayed the decision as well.
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Being willing to walk away and look for a better deal is probably the best negotiating tool you have.
This gets my vote.
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PDI not included? I would walk away. A dealer that is trying to charge you for a PDI has every intention of nickel and dimeing you to death if he can. Or at the very least he knows something about your unit that he does not want exposed. Very suspicious.
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