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Old 02-22-2016, 03:11 PM   #11
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I've always wondered how a show price could be cheaper. The dealer has to pay for the space, pay to haul the trailers in and out (or at least fuel) and pay for any display they have there. They have to cover that cost some place.
I wonder if the manufacturers come up with some money or extra discounts at the shows?
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:14 AM   #12
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Show prices are cheaper because they allow the dealer to place one order for a large amount of units that they will not have to hold in inventory. It's much less expensive for them because they don't have to carry the cost of the unit until it is sold. They also do not have to worry about not selling the unit.
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:12 AM   #13
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Shocked at pricing at the Early RV show

I've only been to two shows and the prices on what I looked at were not cheaper. Not saying there are not deals, just my experience didn't reflect it. In fact my local Jayco dealer told me at the 1st show I had to lock in the show price with a deposit. I was told their prices went up after the show. Well a month later the prices were still the same. I asked and was told they decided to extend the show prices... I bought from another dealer and got more options for less money on the same trailer...

I think part of the reason dealers do well because the get new people in all excited to buy and they don't research. My brother-in-law's friend bought a 40' bumper pull trailer two weekends ago at the Richmond RV show. This guy has never owned a trailer and has a new 1500 Ram. I told my brother-in-law he may want to tell his friend to do a little research on his trucks payload. Well the guy was supposed to pick up the trailer later this week but cancelled his order earlier this week after realizing his truck wasn't the best fit...
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:58 AM   #14
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Over the years I for one have not been impressed with the show prices at RV and boat shows. I think they are trying to reel in some emotional impulse buyers who get caught up in the moment and eye candy and just say "I`ll take it".
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Based on where you live, I presume you mean the RV show in Abbotsford? Anyhow, we were there as well and like you, also shocked at the prices! It's the lousy Canadian dollar that's the culprit and there is no way we are buying new RV until that changes. We recently took a short trip to the states and it cost me $142 for $100 US. Insane! I think our camping will mostly be north of the border this year.
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:51 AM   #16
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Reminds me of a story from last year's Ottawa RV show (which starts again tomorrow!). DW and I were touring a very large 5er with HUGE (maybe 60"?) flat screen TV and 4 of the big theatre seats right in front. Most of the trailer was entertainment centre. We were scratching our heads about people who don't get the concept of camping, and DW stated out loud "well isn't THIS interesting" with that tone of voice.

The one other person in the unit at the time started gushing about how fantastic it was, it was perfect for her and the family, and that her husband was right outside getting the deal done! We had to high tail it out as quick as we could so we didn't laugh out loud in front of her.

I spent most of the summer with visions of a family sitting somewhere in the wilderness in the darkened trailer every weekend playing video games, watching the game, or movies; never stepping outside to watch real life...
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I would take that unit in a second and we are outside all the time. But sometimes it's too cold out, too windy, raining, muddy, bugs, smoke, out of firewood, kids are complaining, overnight stops at Walmart, coming too late to campgrounds.
Lots of reasons why I would love to sit in a front living room watching tv...not to mention the extra room for the beds and the kids to sleep.

Maybe tenters are laughing at you sleeping in your mobile house.
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I have only been to one RV Show, but a couple Boat shows, and I have not experienced the "deals" others seem to get. Like Crabman mentioned, I think they are selling to an emotionally driven buyer frequently who are only hearing what they want to hear. I'm certain some must get deals, but I have not seen it personally.
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You need to understand that it is a sellers market right now. Took a neighbor to the dealer that I bought from today. The salesman that I have become very good friends with said that he sold more units in January then he sold in the entire first quarter of last year. And he considered last year very good!!! Cheap fuel has really made it a boom market.
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Maybe tenters are laughing at you sleeping in your mobile house.
I don't even have to leave my campsite for this. DS and his GF camp out in a tent on our site and take great pleasure in ribbing us about our "glamping". Of course they also take great pleasure in a roof over their heads when the weather turns particularly nasty...
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