I'm interested in the 2013 Itasca Cambria. The MSRP price is $ 101,500. I've heard that most good dealers will come down around $20,000 off the MSRP price. I live in So. California. What is the opinion of all of you.
I have been thinking about what I will do the next time I buy a coach. Certainly not just offer 10% off the list price.
I think that I offered about $60,000 for this coach, and they had to give me $10,500 in trade for the current class C. When they accepted, I was in a little bit of shock that I was the proud owner of a new 97 Class A. List price was around $67,500 give or a take a few dollars.
I am thinking about sending out a fax to several dealerships, requesting proposals for a certain model RV, with these options, this color inside and out. Bids must be faxed in by the 20th of this month. Delivery to take place within 30 days of deciding on the winning bidder. Delivery to the business owner's address or my home address - the successful bidder's choice. So it might mean driving to the bidders location, or they might arrange for a RV to be delivered to my house once I have sent them the funds, and it has cleared escrow.
Anyway I have thought about it, but no action yet.
I also considered incorporating a business name, such as Viking Leasing, then putting out bids for a "Client" who will remain nameless, wants to lease a certain model RV with these options, and color. Fax in bids to a certain phone number, and we can make a deal with that client. Be sure to state that any or all bids can be rejected, and the sale only will be complete if the client agrees to the terms provided.
I know of a certain RV seller who buys a new RV yearly, after his retirement from the RV building business. He can buy wholesale he told me (don't know if it was true or not, just what he told me) because he still has his business license after selling the company. He claimed he bought this RV for say $87,500 and wants to sell it a year later for exactly that much money, with 12,000 miles on the odometer. Compared to buying another used RV, or a new one of that same brand on the lot priced around $108,500, it was a great price. But I had just bought my 97 class A, and did not really want a year old diesel pusher.
Here are some REAL numbers from ACTUAL experience. In 2011 I got 26% off MSRP for a factory ordered Itasca. I had to do some research, shopping and let my local dealer know I was ready to drive to Ohio to get the better deal and show him the price. He was initially 10 grand over the best price I had been quoted and he came down to within a few hundred dollars which kept me local.
If you get a build sheet you can see MSRP of the base RV and all the oprions (and prices). You can put together the RV you want from that and get quotes. Why buy off the lot if you can order what you want?
Just a question: Where did you find the MSRP of the MH? Are you SURE that's MSRP and not dealers asking price? Discounting from MSRP as a FAR different thing than discounting from their asking price and it's pretty rare for any dealer to have an asking price that is MSRP.
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