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Old 11-13-2015, 10:35 AM   #11
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Ya... That bathroom is nice !!

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Old 11-13-2015, 10:37 AM   #12
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A "minor" point about a unit that's been sitting on the lot a while is the tires are aging. The "foreign made" tires seem to have a built-in timer, when it hits ZERO they come apart regardless of the miles they've travelled. The "conventional" wisdom seems to be an ST tire will last 3-5 years and if you start with a year old tire you've lost a significant percentage of it's useful life. We bought last year's model and had 2 tire failures in a 75 mile stretch after about 1.5 years ownership. We got a good deal on the purchase but doing it over I'd angle for a few more $$$'s off or a "deal" on some NEW tires (that I'd choose).


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Old 11-13-2015, 10:56 AM   #13
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What makes the Pinnacle a "better built" unit?
Many options on the North Point are standard on the PINNACLE, also unless you boon-dock I'll take the residential fridge over a gas/elect any day.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:01 AM   #14
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OP - I would not have an issue buying a "left over" is the price was right. A 2015 will be two model years old around March when the 2017 start shipping.

Also, I might pay particularly close attention to the tires. Dealers I know of don't typically cover them, so although they haven't been used they have likely sat in one spot and exposed to UV which degrade tires. I might try to negotiate in a new set of tires actually.

FYI - I bought my second TT private party used and got an amazing deal. It's a 2012 and the dealers we selling 2014. So many people buy new and realize RVs aren't for them or find out very quickly they would prefer something else so I find there are a lot of very new and slightly used units available. For us to buy the same floorplan new it was going to be ~$22k (MSRP was low $30s); but we bought used for $15k. I figured that savings was worth forgoing a warranty since the prior owner essentially did the shake down for me. ~2 years later it has been a great decision and we have had no service needs yet. I would do the same thing again when we decide it's time to change units in the future.
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:53 PM   #15
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Consider "leftover" as a marketing term -- no real meaning.

It is sold to you as new, with the full warrantee.

It doesn't matter what model year it is. As long as you feel the unit really fits your wants/needs.

The only thing to watch out for is if the unit has been sitting, unattended for too long; Is the siding smooth? Floors nice and even? No sign of water infiltration. Try and decipher the date codes on the tires.

Keep in mind that "leftover" is not the same as "used" or "old". A good hard look will reveal problems. And you might use "It's Last Year's Model" as a negotiating point.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:26 PM   #16
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all great advise. Well we went for the '15 Pinnacle with the large shower (FBFS) & put in 2nd ac here in FL. , Floorplan is nice but wow are we ever going to have to downsize from our 2100sq ft home.

Can we hire someone to ck over the unit when we get delivery you all so kindly addressed: tires, slides, etc.?? Wouldn't want to put that burden on a friend.
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:28 PM   #17
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Congratulations on your new rig. You've done your homework. Now is the time to just enjoy it.

My opinions.

I've seen people miss a season trying to find the "perfect" RV.

No matter if you bought the bestest highest rated RV ever you still may have problems and issues. Deal with them as they arise. Don't waste time worrying about what might go wrong. That just takes away from the enjoyment.

You're under warranty. Don't worry about tires because they sat for an extra 8 months. Don't even worry about batteries. They may last longer than expected than on a brand spankin' new unit. Move the slides in and out at home to be sure they work. Camp in the driveway or at a short distance away campground to work the bugs out. Most likely everything will be ok.

Any (all?) RV will have problems. You made your choice now enjoy it.

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Old 11-14-2015, 06:56 AM   #18
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Normandee, I don't believe you'll regret that decision. Our FBTS was setting on the dealer's lot for 6 months until we came along. It was already equipped with everything we wanted which, included both air conditioners. The only thing it didn't have was the slide room toppers. That is being rectified at this very moment!

We did have a couple of minor issues but, between the dealer, Jayco service and warranty group and some pictures I sent in, all of it has been corrected with no pain whatsoever!!

The unit is now in winter hibernation. As you might guess, I am chomping on the bit to take it on the road!
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Old 11-14-2015, 09:29 AM   #19
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Congrats, we bought our 2015 Pinnacle 36 FBTS off the lot. We took delivery on October 8th. It had most of what we were interested in already installed (slide toppers, 2nd A/C, theater seating and interior color). We added a Onan generator, upgraded the tires to Goodyear G614's, rear view camera and the aluminum steps like on the 2016's. There were some features on the 2016's that were different, but we felt like we got a good deal and have been extremely happy so far. Just get a good PDI list for reference and be sure to ask questions on the walk through. Also, on things that were new to us, DW videoed with her tablet.
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Old 11-14-2015, 10:32 AM   #20
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thanks happy for all of you! They are installing 2nd ac. Will pickup in Dec. Where can we find someone to do walkthru with ussince we are novices and fon't know what to look for. Mechanic shop?

Dealer tried to sell us 7yr unit warranty & 5 yr tire warranty (replace only onblowout) Better deals thru clubs??

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