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Old 03-01-2015, 08:42 PM   #11
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The dealer where I work does not even take units to our local city RV show. We did have a "RV SHOW" on "our" lot the very weekend of the city RV show. (In which we advertised through popular media sources very heavily). We ended up selling 12 units that Saturday. I am friends with a guy that works at another dealer, one that has the biggest display at the city RV show. He said they only sold 8 during the 5 days at the big city RV show.

It is true that the "banks" especially, do offer special incentives for shows. However they generally extend those deals for a couple weeks or so. But seriously, you can talk them to a good deal anytime of year. As like cars, if you like the "oldest unit in stock", you can get that one cheapest. "Usually".

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Old 03-01-2015, 09:37 PM   #12
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The best deal typically comes from an inventory unit. If you are ordering, I don't see it mattering if it's at the show or at the dealership days/weeks/months later. Ordering you are basically shooting for ~30% off MSRP. If it's an inventory unit you may be able to do slightly better, but not significantly better.

At shows you have banks offering deals too, if financing that might factor in, but I can't give you first hand experiencing.

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Old 03-01-2015, 11:03 PM   #13
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We have bought our last two RV's through RVDirect. We live in North Carolina and took delivery in Florida, once in Orlando and once in Tampa. Goto www.rvdirect.com and have a look. They are very easy to deal with and give very good price. I tried to get my local dealer to come close to the price I was getting at RVDirect, but they wouldn't do it.

Over all, we have bought 7 RV's. The first 5 were all from a dealer locally.

I would be very surprised if you could get a new Jayco without the TV or mattress. They are assembly line type producers, and not really very good at custom built.

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Old 03-02-2015, 12:01 AM   #14
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One big advantage of going to a show is that you can "see 'em all" without having to drive all over creation to each dealer. It's usually not like buying a car where the one dealer can be a few blocks from the other. RV dealers can be miles, if not light-years apart.

Our Jayco was purchased at a show and considering the prices competitors were were quoting me for similar units, I think I got a good deal, plus the fact that the dealer was one of the closest RV dealers to my home.

Even with all the units on display at the show, the one we purchased was back on the dealer's lot. We had to go through a number of TTs at the show to piece together in our minds what ours would look like.

BTW- I've been a subscriber to Consumer Reports for over 35 years and I've never seen any ratings for RVs.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:26 AM   #15
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I went to the dealer when I was ready to buy. There happened to be a show going on the day I was there and there was only one rep at the dealer because everyone else was at the show. They told me they would give me the show pricing, which they did, and then I negotiated even further from there. I think I got a great buy.

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