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My experiences when buying new, was everything supplied, ready to camp. A new battery, full propane tanks, the infamous starter kit (hoses, toilet paper, hocky puck adapter, and a few other items) mostly junk, but useable.

I was also offered a one time discount on most accessories in their store. One thing to keep in mind, the purchaser ultimately pays for any freebies, or items thrown in to close the deal. Often times this includes a free hitch, which will likely be a low end model. In this case, I'd try to upgrade to better quality, even if I have to pay the difference.

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The last RV I purchased, back in 2019 came with full LP tanks... I received a $50.00 gift card to their store, and I believe 30% off anything in the store on pick up day, with an additional 15% off in the store going forward.


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So I was looking at a new 2021 Springdale


Sprindgale is Keystone brand. Looks like you are in Oregon, which means the Springdale your local dealer has was very likely built in the Pendleton Keystone plant. Every RV I hauled out of the Pendleton plant and delivered to a dealer on the PNW had Propane tanks.

Maybe the dealer didn't listen carefully to your question and thought you were asking if the tanks came "filled" with propane.

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Speaking of coming with wheels... does the camper have a spare tire? Some dealers sell campers, especially TT, without spares. They, of course, have a "spare tire kit" available to buy.


Keystone also supplied spare tires with their rigs


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The manufacturer’s website lists what the TT comes with, normally a spare tire and propane tanks.


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elroseo wrote:

So I was looking at a new 2021 Springdale and I happen to ask if this trailer would be ready to go if I bought it right now. The salesman said they do not supply sewer hose, WATER hose or Propane Tanks.....is this normal?....kind of turned me off...


That is probably an expected service, but bottom line it boils down to the deal you're getting. It's not like that stuff isn't easy and relatively cheap to purchase.


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Where I work we get trailers in from the factory and they DO come with propane tanks, a spare tire, and a power cord but they don't come from the factory with batteries or water or sewer hoses. I'm surprised your dealer didn't charge you for a battery since that could be a legitimate charge.


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It would be illegal to tow a trailer without operational brakes , which requires a 12volt battery to emergency stop if the electric hookup was disconnected from the tow vehicle. I doubt a dealer could allow a trailer off their lot with no battery.


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"At that point I walk away."
I agree with this statement, I know I'm talking apples & oranges, But, when i bought my Class C, it came basically ready to camp, with 2 house batteries, albeit cheap series 24's, the lowly starter kit, which i used for a few years before replacing, the built-in propane tank was filled, the gas tank was filled, and a spare tire, which i've been lucky enough to never need.


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It would be illegal to tow a trailer without operational brakes , which requires a 12volt battery to emergency stop if the electric hookup was disconnected from the tow vehicle. I doubt a dealer could allow a trailer off their lot with no battery.
Dealers don't. When the trailer comes from the factory the delivery driver uses a battery of his own that he then removes upon delivery at the dealer. The dealer then installs a battery prior to purchase. This practice does not apply to motorhomes.

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Speaking of coming with wheels... does the camper have a spare tire? Some dealers sell campers, especially TT, without spares. They, of course, have a "spare tire kit" available to buy.


lower end trailers often have spare tires as an option. mid-range or higher trailers usually have a spare tire as standard equipment.


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