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Old 02-11-2015, 02:40 PM   #1
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When you actually purchased your RV ....

Did you find it better to purchase at an RV show? Or just going down to the dealer whenever you were ready to purchase? At the recent Seattle RV show, the rig I'm interested in (Greyhawk 31DS) was appx $25k less at their "show" price than their listed (MSRP) price.

Yeah, I know you can talk 'em down and all that. I'm just wondering if it's far better (and easier) to purchase at a show than another time of year.

Mine would probably have to be ordered from the factory as I'm not interested in any TV set ups as they're too high for my preference and we can easily (I hope!) install one ourselves much lower. Unless the dealer will take it out for us and reduce the price accordingly.

Or the bed, since I want to get a Select Comfort bed instead of what they come with.

We're not ready to purchase right now, but I'm trying to get this all figured out ahead of time as this would be our first one.

Thanks!

Oh, also, does anyone know if places like AAA, Consumer Reports or whomever issue prices for RVs and their options that you can purchase from them? We've done that for all of our vehicles and it was well worth it when it came time to buy.
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:53 PM   #2
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I have bought one trailer at the RV show, twice before that I purchased at the dealer's place of business.

Neither option seemed to be better or worse than the other, the trailer I purchased at the RV show was then taken back to the dealer for clean up and prep, the PDI was performed at their shop. I took my trade-in to the PDI and brought the new trailer home.
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We always go right to the dealer and always get good disc off of the msrp. RV pricing is not like autos. The high volume dealers get better pricing so they can cut you a better deal.
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:23 PM   #4
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I don't think the prices at shows are better... I think the dealers use enthusiasm to their advantage and can get people to commit at higher prices.


Now... if you know exactly what you want and a price you want to pay, there is no reason you can't haggle at a show. I would encourage you to get a price from RVdirect.com. They are likely to provide you the lowest quote with the least trouble. Dealers claim that manufacturers offer show incentives. If you know what price you are willing to pay, subtract the "incentive" and offer them that money.
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I got a deal on mine in September when it was a year model old.
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:45 AM   #6
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Purchased my 2013 Greyhawk at Hershey RV show 2 years ago. Just purchased my 2015 Seneca at dealership. Got good deals both times.
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:24 PM   #7
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We went to the RV show at Dulles this year, dealer there gave us a price for a trade in. We came home and went to our local dealer (25 miles away vs 200 for the show dealer) and we got the same or maybe better deal.
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We bought ours at show with a 20.00 to hold the show price down payment .. Went in to finalize the order the following week and like you the show price was 20000 off msrp with options and they gave us more than we could have got for our old camper on trade so I feel like we did ok ... And we didn't take the show unit we ordered ours the way we wanted it
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We bought our Eagle at the Indy Rv Show 3 years ago. I threw a ridiculous price at the salesman and 5 minutes later he said they could do that. [High volume Camping World]. Also got 'em to throw in slide covers, Maxxair vent toppers and a cover. One salesman told me that manufacturers give the dealers special incentives at shows and such. Not sure if I believe that or not, but we got a great deal. Show model was sold so we ordered right at the show.
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salesman told me that manufacturers give the dealers special incentives at shows and such. Not sure if I believe that or not, but we got a great deal. Show model was sold so we ordered right at the show.
He told you the truth.
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