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Old 02-04-2017, 11:59 AM   #21
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I know volume dealers get a better cost multiplier then small dealers.I am sure their are factory incentives given to dealers during RV shows.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:22 AM   #22
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MSRP- You need to accept that the so called MSRP is not a factual number. When a dealer receives a new unit on his lot, he takes the manufactory's spec sheet on that unit, sits down with the Sales Manager and together they generate their own MSRP. It's usually based on the amount of disposable money, available in their area. The dealer in Hazard, KY is not going to get the same money for the same unit as the folks at Lazy Days.

Depreciation- A general rule of thumb here is; starting with the "MSRP", the depreciation is 30% when you drive it off the lot, another 10% at the end of the first year and 6% for every year after that. A study done years ago, showed that the total cost of ownership of a used (3 year old) unit is approximately half of the cost of owning a new RV.

Buying at a RV show- Generally, you can do well at a RV show if you are willing to buy the unit you are standing in. But keep in mind how may times the frig door has been opened and closed. You tell the salesperson that you want the "big one in the corner". There will be a "Special Show Price" sign on that unit but the salesman will say "let me see if I can get you a better deal if you buy today". He talks with the dealer, who talks with the factory rep, the rep calls the factory to see what's on the assembly line. If there is a replacement unit on the line your price just went down. Why? Because the factory has to keep the line moving.

There has been some excellent suggestions posted above. The best deal is the one you are willing to accept. It's always goin to be best to buy locally because your local dealership will be more willing to work on your unit.
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:14 AM   #23
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Excellent! Thank you!!!
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