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Duramax1 wrote:

My guess is that no one currently working at the factory would have that detailed knowledged of a product that was made 14 years ago.


That guess is certainly wrong. Anyone that you would talk to on the phone would have been there then. There is a great deal of longevity in the firm, with people from the assembly line to the office there for years.
Two reasons, they are a reasonable firm to work for, and the only real choice (in-town) is the other factory owned by basically the same people (Outdoors RV)


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Among the differences that would have mattered to me when I was looking at them (2004) the Fox had shock absorbers standard, for the Nash that was an option. The factory rep I talked to at the three different RV shows told me that a Nash could be optioned to be equivalent to the base Arctic Fox, while the Fox had further options not then available on the Nash (like fiberglass skin).

The particular model that interested me at the time (19B) was Nash only.


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OK dealer asking price on 1998 23.5 AF is $9950. Freaking ridiculous. NADA on this is 6500. Any ideas on how to get these guys somewhere close to blue book? They keep trying to pull me in the office but I do not want to spend two hours playing the "What do you want the payment to be game". Just want there best bottom line price without wasting half a day. Any input appreciated.


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http://www.stevecaseys.com/pre_owned_detail.asp?sid=03849756X1K24K2012J9I47I47JAMQ6831R0&veh=2259160

Heres a link to the Nash. Since I am asking so many questions I figured I should let you all see It!

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tatest wrote:

Among the differences that would have mattered to me when I was looking at them (2004) the Fox had shock absorbers standard, for the Nash that was an option. The factory rep I talked to at the three different RV shows told me that a Nash could be optioned to be equivalent to the base Arctic Fox, while the Fox had further options not then available on the Nash (like fiberglass skin).

The particular model that interested me at the time (19B) was Nash only.


Em. well all I can say is someone was mistaken. My ol 99 24-5N has filon sides, as did all Nash units the last couple years they were built on the same floor-plan as Fox's

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I read shocks were standard on Nash units with slides.

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6500 for an asking price of 9950 is not unreasonable. Used units are usually marked up at least 30-50%. If you are willing to pay 6500 I would not even go into the office. I would just tell the salesperson that you will pay 6500 today, right now, take it or leave it. Period. Stand outside in the parking lot and tell the salesman to take the offer to the big guy and come back with a Yes or No. But you can't then bargain. If he comes back with Yes, you sign the papers. If he comes back with No, you walk. That's the only way. If you bargain, the salesman will win. No other way around it. Thinking you can "beat down" a sales person is pure myth.


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I would just not care but I see so few Arctic Foxes for sale around here. If I have to I will by a thousand dollar pop-up TC for the summer and wait for the right deal to show up.

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Go into the office and give them your price -when they start playing games. Get up and walk out -see if they chase you. If they chase you -then you have some leverage on price.

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