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Old 08-13-2014, 06:59 AM   #11
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We have had ours since April and have put over 3000 miles on it. We were going between a rockwood with a similar floor plan but had a narrow slide. We liked the rockwood because the cabinetry was very nice but decided on the jayco because of the space the deep slide gave and the storage was a little better.

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Old 08-13-2014, 07:35 AM   #12
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Definitely glad to hear mostly positive comments about the White Hawk line in general.

Also, I did not realize they only used 14" wheels, seems pretty small considering, but does not sound like anyone has had any issues directly due to that.

The next question is the price, the unit we are going to travel to look at is a 2014 model, so brand new but in a few months it will be a year old. Trying to work with the dealer to negotiate down as much as possible obviously. The list on it is around 31,500 I believe for MSRP, dealer is coming in and offering ~8k off of that. Does that seem reasonable to you guys? My only experience with RV's is the small 1999 popup my parents bought.
Since the 2015 models started shipping 2 months ago, it was 1 year old then. Reducing it by $8k isn't bad, but at least one dealer is reducing theirs by ~$10k.
http://www.keystonervcenter.com/2014...er-pa-i1075872
I would offer $21.4k for it.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:52 AM   #13
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I will set my target at 21k then, because I like to be an over achiever lol.


Also, I noticed some dealers like to add what I would consider an extremely large prep fee. Not the current dealer we are talking to, but another one added approximately 750 just for that. Seems strange since they wont sell it to you without doing it, whatever "it" is.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:56 AM   #14
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Bought a new 2014 Whitehawk 30DSQB in mid Feb of this year $27000....list on it was little over $35000.....dealer included mirror extensions, WDH, and brake controller.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:58 AM   #15
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A good starting point for negotiating a new RV purchase is 35% off MSRP:

That would make it $20, 500. Start with that number and he will likely try to meet you half way between that price and their "on sale" price. But you will have your list of extras written out on a paper. As he starts to insist on a number higher than 20,500, you can start tossing in the roof vent covers, chocks, upgraded sewer hose, tote, etc. that will need to be part of the deal in order to get you to that price.

Make sure you are well prepared and well armed before you negotiate. Print off as many prices from online quotes (RVDirect, AllSeasons, RV Wholesale Club, etc) too and other dealers nearby.

Be polite and courteous and easy natured but stick to your guns and insist on the heavy discount and the extras to complete the deal. He should be eager to unload that unit this late in the season and being almost last year's model.

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All good points you guys are making, I had thought about the chocks, sewer hoses etc, but did not think about trying to get them worked into the deal. Also the roof vent cover is interesting I have read pros and cons of having them. But if it is something that was desired I assume having the dealer install would be a good idea then....
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A good starting point for negotiating a new RV purchase is 35% off MSRP:

That would make it $20, 500. Start with that number and he will likely try to meet you half way between that price and their "on sale" price. But you will have your list of extras written out on a paper. As he starts to insist on a number higher than 20,500, you can start tossing in the roof vent covers, chocks, upgraded sewer hose, tote, etc. that will need to be part of the deal in order to get you to that price.

Make sure you are well prepared and well armed before you negotiate. Print off as many prices from online quotes (RVDirect, AllSeasons, RV Wholesale Club, etc) too and other dealers nearby.

Be polite and courteous and easy natured but stick to your guns and insist on the heavy discount and the extras to complete the deal. He should be eager to unload that unit this late in the season and being almost last year's model.

Good luck!
Real late in the season for the 2014's. Got my 2014 WH in May of 2013. Actually ordered before the end of March and expected a 2013 but Jayco switched to 2014 production before my "ordered" unit went on the production line. The 2015's have been available now for 3 or 4 months although dealers may not have them on their lots. At this point they should be real motivated to clear out the 2014's. Get a quote from RV Connections for a 2015 model and take that in with you. Ordered TT's typically have a 6 - 8 weeks waiting period but an on-lot 2014 should certainly be discounted below what you can order a current model.

Also the online dealers probably won't charge any set up fees. For a dealer that's just gravey [AKA Profit].
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I have just talked with the dealer, in anticipation of us really liking the unit when we see it this weekend. He said his best price out the door for the 2014 model would be 22450, that includes whatever "prep" there would be, tax, tags, title etc.

I suppose this is pretty decent considering the MSRP is 31500 - 22450 (total cost out the door) = 9050. That is about 29% off MSRP out the door or 33% off MSRP before taxes and tags etc.

--After looking online for an hour or so this seems about like the best deal going that I can find even online dealers that are several hours or states away from me.

Any thoughts on this?

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Bought our 2014 28DSBH this spring and are currently on our East Coast vacation with it. So far we have towed it 6500 km's and have another 1500 to go. Only problem so far is a crack in our kitchen sink that we caught right away so no water damage. We love the layout and it provides plenty of room for the 4 of us. I would definitely recommend the Whitehawk.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:18 PM   #20
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That sounds like a very good deal with all you mentioned included.
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