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Posted: 11/13/21 01:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm getting ready to purchase a new travel trailer in the 20' to 25' range. I've identified about four or five that fit my needs. It appears that dealers are willing to shave about 18%-20% off the MSRP. Is it realistic to expect this discount for a cash offer? Thanks

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Posted: 11/13/21 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Whatever they’re willing to do, they’ll do more than that albeit less willingly. Lol
Looks like the RV shortage is over if dealers are offering 20%.


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Right now, it's a crapshoot.
Dealers, the last 18 months have been able to sell everything and anything they had for darn near any price,
With gas prices rising, the market will likely cool, but how much is anyone's guess.

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Posted: 11/13/21 04:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Paying cash eliminates the dealer’s kickback (sorry…finder’s fee) from the finance company. Don’t be too quick to tell the dealer you have the cash.


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I was thinking the same thing. Moving toward winter with gas prices rising, I was hoping the frenzy would cool a bit. If you Google "Best time to buy RV", the results show that sales slump in September. October and November are good with December and January being best. I'm getting ready to find out. :-)

Still would like to hear if my estimate of 18% - 20% holds water.

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We just drove 1/2 way across the country from east to west and from west to east also from north to south and back. We did not witness any shortage in RV'S. There may be some shortage but it would be local.

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bgum, I'm just remembering the past, in 08/09 gas prices went way up, large vehicles lost value and market. Now we have the next similar mentality running/screwing things and again, fuel starts going up, the only real difference is that this time there are shortages of mini vehicles/roller skates for the energy fearing hoardes to run to.
Some are trying to use this as an excuse to shift folks to EV's, but the chip shortages are even making those scarce.
This time, its likely the controller types will have better success in making people stay home in fear of Coronacrud.

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Wait a month....prices will be even lower.

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A lot depends on the trailer(s) that you are interested in. Are they popular models with popular floor plans? Are they "orphans", models that are being discontinued? You said cash. Money talks.

In the past, one could start with a larger discount in mind, more along the lines of 30-40% off the MSRP. Plenty of folks have done that...in the past. That was then, this is now. Does cash/money still talk?

Start with a bigger discount off. The worst they can say is No and make a counter offer. Be prepared to walk if they are not willing to negotiate. Search here for previous threads about what folks have paid in the past.

And consider buying at the end of the month and if possible late in the day at the end of the month. Quotas may still have to be met and I've used this tactic for buying cars in the past and getting a better than average deal.


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Posted: 11/14/21 06:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The fact that your offer is a cash offer has no bearing. The dealer gets 'cash' either way -- either from you or from the lender. Cash-in-hand is usually a good incentive for a private seller, but to a dealer it makes no difference.


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