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Jbradley

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Looking at a 2018 Bullet 243bhs that is brand new for 18,9 is that a good deal?

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Jbradley wrote:

Looking at a 2018 Bullet 243bhs that is brand new for 18,9 is that a good deal?


Not bad but I bet better could be found, especially on a 2018. Check the build date on the tell tale yellow sticker. It could of been built as early as spring of 17 or earlier, that means it's spent two winters sitting on the manufacturers or dealers lot, probably without any PM. 2019's have been out for a year or longer.

Buyers market right now...sales are tanking.

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If that is the floorplan and brand you want, simply let the web do the work.
www.rvt.com
and
www.rvtrader.com
Use the advanced search to check availability and pricing of that exact model. There are links on the ads from both sites to take you to the dealers website. Peruse it.
Chain dealers tend to have a lot of fees and add ons to their pricing. Shipping may be as much as $1700, Dealer prep $750, PDI or walk through at some may be $350 and then they charge a documentation fee of $300 to $500.
So your $18,995 could actually be $22000 or more.
Some dealers even require you to finance through them for sale pricing.
You can also find some, usually small mom and pop locations that price their units out the door, no add ons, no fees. (their websites usually advertise this)

From a quick look, your $18,995 seems a decent price if that is out the door, if they tack a lot of horse hockey fees on, not so much.
Happy hunting.

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Same advice I give all newcomers.

Buy a 2-5 year old used RV. Much cheaper. You will discover if you really like camping or not and if the floor plan works for you.

After a couple of years, then but new.

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NADA says low retail is $18,500.


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

Same advice I give all newcomers.

Buy a 2-5 year old used RV. Much cheaper. You will discover if you really like camping or not and if the floor plan works for you.

After a couple of years, then but new.


Best advice there is. Always buy used or lease one for a trip and find out if you really like it, then buy later on. Let some other person take the depreciaion and deal with the issues that always crop up with a new unit.

I know what dealer you are looking at and I bet it sat outside o their lot and has never been even looked over.

Aren't any dealers around us that are worth beans. I went out of state myself.


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Can not comment on the price or the RV but can the floor plan

Is it a Bath and a Half floor plan????

WHy do I ask.. Well as I move about the country the water changes (I do not waste my money buying bottled water) and as the water changes well.... Sometimes the new mineral mix has.. Shall we say.. After effects.

And as you know the length of "Just a minute" depends on WHICH side of the door you are on.

Bath and a half = 2 holes no waiting.


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I found it out of state at a mom and pop dealer. Barton Lake RV in Fremont Indiana. It ended up costing me 20 out the door after everything. I've been camping for years just decided to upgrade from a pop up. I think I'll be happy with it. More importantly the wife is happy with it!

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