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Thank you guys. Hubby and I are both quite handy. I think we will at least give the local dealer the last option. It is apples to apples and you are right we aren't afraid to travel. We will be inside the same state. For ten thousand I wouldn't have even blinked an eye before loading up and going.

Again, thank you!


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Most of the dealers in my area operate there various operations as seperate companies. You might want to look at the business license and see if Sales, service, and body shop are listed as seperate entities. Sometimes Sales and Re-Sale are different companies too. Limits their liability and exposure.

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Have you tried taking that deal on paper into the local dealer and seeing if he will match it or at least move in that direction? I think 200 miles is too far; yet, you could get it at home and still have problems far away on the road not close to the dealer. Also, we have had work done at our at far away dealers so for $3000 maybe it isn't too far.


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I think you've got the right idea in giving your local dealer the "last option"...
If you've got a firm written offer from the distant dealer, you might show it to the local guy and see exactly what he'll do for you.
I'm guessing he'll work just as hard to get your business as the out-of area guy did.

There's nothing that gets 'em going like a ready-to-buy customer!


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Randu wrote:

I had just over 100 mile drive on last 3 trailers as no local dealers for the quality I wanted. I only made 1 return warranty trip on each trailer with a list of what needed repair. I'm very handy and fixed most minor issues myself better than any dealer would have.

It really depends on how handy you are and if your willing to make a few fixes. Do a real intense PDI and catch as much as you can before delivery. I would give the local guy a last chance and walk if they don't get close to what you want to pay.

Warranty is only good for a year in most cases and then you go wherever you want anyways. Randu
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We bought ours from a Dealer 400 miles away because the 2 local Dealers here are terrible. Best decision I ever made. I made a list, took it in before the year was up and he took care of all and more that I didn't see. Now that the year is up, we are divorced but I would buy from him again.


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We bought ours from a dealer 500 miles away 6 years ago and have never had cause to return. We didn't buy it there to save money but for convenience after our old one had troubles on the road, but the reason doesn't really matter.

I would return to your local dealer to give him another chance... after I was SURE the distant deal was firm and I was comparing apples to apples.

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I am TOTALLY against taking the good deal from the distant dealer and showing it to the local dealer. The guy who gave you the good price in the first place has done his homework, and is actually trying to get your business. The local guy who is 3 grand high is just trying to gouge you and doesn't deserve a second chance. Take it from a guy who runs his own business. It's the same reason I don't like the Home Depot 10% price match guarantee. For every "one" who takes them up on that, there are a hundred others who just assume they are getting the best price and subsidize that offer. Reward the dealer who offers the best price up front, and never show an offer to another dealer. That just ends up in a pissing contest and puts good dealers out of business while the gougers continue to profiteer.


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Shouldn't make any difference at all. You don't need to EVER see the dealer you purchased from again if you don't want to. Your warranty is NOT through the dealer it's through the manufacturer and IF you find that your local dealer won't work on your trailer for warranty work, count your blessings for finding out before you purchased from them. They actually make MONEY from doing warranty work and if they don't want to do it the reason is usually that they can't do the job on the first try and the factory only pays for repairs ONCE. It tells you a LOT about their service department.

For what it's worth, I can't remember ANY time that anything on my trailer has broken while sitting in my drive way at home. It brakes while it's being used and on the road if at all and my local dealer may be a thousand miles away. An RV that can't be mobile isn't worth much to me.


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I'll bet you're a lot of fun at an auction, Bachus!

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I'm a lot of fun everywhere, especially at RV parks. But I don't go to auctions. I find people always overpay there.
Happy trails! If we ever end up in the same park, I'll buy you a beer. And a good one too! My promise to you.
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