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Old 08-07-2015, 07:31 PM   #11
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We are in the OC as well. From my experience you will not get as much of a discount here as you will closer to Indiana. I think we ended up getting around 24-25%. I shopped and shopped around, compared with RV direct, shopped some more, haggled till I was blue in the face, even walked away and that was the BEST that I was able to do.

They have to cover their delivery fees somehow. If it were me I would go in at $14,000 and let them work me to $15,000'ish or throw in a WDH, extra battery, etc. That said, I have only bought one trailer.
I should mention that ours was ordered and a 2016 so you may be able to do better with it being a 2015 that they want to move.
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:02 PM   #12
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Well, that didn't go as well as I had hoped. They had the 18D, DW really liked it, as well as myself. When my family visits from IN, it would be perfect for beach stays, those 3 beds are laid out nice to give that little trailer and very big feel. No kitchen counter space, but we always cook outside anyways.

Here's the rub...they wouldn't barely budge on price. They had it listed at $19,995.00, and the manager came in and made it clear $18,875.00 was the best they would do. He showed me their dealer invoice to show me they would only be making about $500.00 on the deal at that price, as the invoice showed they paid $18,222.00 for the unit. Does that sound legit?

I had 16-17K as my top dollar, so I walked. I'm thinking it over, and if they are truly only making $500.00 on the sale, that would be a good deal. I just don't know if they truly paid that amount, but it was a legit looking invoice. The manager came out as I was getting in my car to leave to show me the dealer invoice, and to let me know they weren't trying to squeeze me. I really want the unit, but I want to know I'm getting a deal as well. Decisions, decisions.
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:30 PM   #13
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Check out an online dealer and see what they offer. We bought our first that way and used the pricing as a negotiating tool on the second. I believe there are several to choose from, we used RV Direct. Generally an on line dealer offers about 30% discount.
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:59 PM   #14
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Well, that didn't go as well as I had hoped. They had the 18D, DW really liked it, as well as myself. When my family visits from IN, it would be perfect for beach stays, those 3 beds are laid out nice to give that little trailer and very big feel. No kitchen counter space, but we always cook outside anyways.

Here's the rub...they wouldn't barely budge on price. They had it listed at $19,995.00, and the manager came in and made it clear $18,875.00 was the best they would do. He showed me their dealer invoice to show me they would only be making about $500.00 on the deal at that price, as the invoice showed they paid $18,222.00 for the unit. Does that sound legit?

I had 16-17K as my top dollar, so I walked. I'm thinking it over, and if they are truly only making $500.00 on the sale, that would be a good deal. I just don't know if they truly paid that amount, but it was a legit looking invoice. The manager came out as I was getting in my car to leave to show me the dealer invoice, and to let me know they weren't trying to squeeze me. I really want the unit, but I want to know I'm getting a deal as well. Decisions, decisions.

Is this by chance Richardson's? If so, I suggest calling Indiana RV. They are owned by same company. That is what I did and I was able to get the price I wanted which was lower than salesman at Richardson's would give me. They offer CA delivery at any of the Richardson's locations. If you want my salesman's name, whom I was very happy with, PM me as I'm not sure if it is allowed in the forum to share that publicly.
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:33 PM   #15
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x18d

Here's my story from Wisconsin (purchased this past March)... your prices may vary.

My 2015 x18D was optioned out at just over 24k.

After haggling & "thinking" while walking the RV show, they ended up giving me the trailer, WD hitch w/ anti sway bar, brake controller and outdoor grill for $16k.

Our financing is at ~5% for 15 yrs through a local bank.

Oh, and for a family of 5 plus a greyhound to boot... we LOVE this trailer!
Counter space issue is helped by getting a topper for your stove.
We can't say enough good things about this trailer. In four months, we've camped as often as the last two years combined. It's SO easy!!
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:31 AM   #16
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My family and I have enjoyed our x18d for a few years now. Easy to tow, three full time queen beds and an open/airy floor plan. Your right about the lack of counter space. but failed to mentioned seating comfort is also not plentiful inside, but who goes camping to spend all their time sitting inside the trailer?
Paid below 16k new in 2011.
Hope you get the deal you want and continue to make those camping memories.
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I echo getting a quote from RV Direct, that's the route we took and were about 16.5 for our 2015.

We love our 18d as well, we are on our 5th trip this year with more planned!
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:41 PM   #18
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Well.....I didn't get anywhere near $16,500.00, but in fairness the West Coast dealers pay a small fortune in delivery fees! The "MSRP" sticker has $3,880.00 quoted as delivery fees, and another $789.00 for dealer prep fees. So, per the window sticker, with options, the trailer was a tick over $29K (C'mon!). I hammered these guys pretty hard and they drew a hard line at $18,550.00. So, after a few more rounds of negotiations, and a phone call to a dealer 300 miles away, we ended up at $18K. That was the best I was going to get, and I knew it. We wanted the trailer, so we're happy. Looks good in the driveway, and I'm typing this from the dinette!

Now, I just need to decide on a WDH. I used my bosses GMC 2500 to bring it home, it was a cake walk for that truck. My F150 will be getting WDH. There are several good ones, so I'll figure it out this week. Not a lot of room on this frame for the WDH mounts though.

This trailer is really awesome. I liked it from the beginning, but it seems to get better the more time I spend in it. It has a very small foot print, but opened up it feels like a 26'+ trailer...sans counter space! Even so, we spend our time outside, so counter space be damned! My son (2 1/2) is watching Shrek right now while I enjoy an adult beverage, and it's perfect! And, the power awning and tongue jack are icing!

I can't wait for the memories this trailer will make! We have room to bring friends and family along, and frankly, that's what it's all about!
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Great story and congrats on your new trailer!

A good WDH for your trailer would be the Andersen. No bars, less weight and no sway!

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Congratulations, you will love the trailer.
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