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Old 01-29-2008, 07:12 AM   #21
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Public education - now that is quite a business, huh? But seriously, Paul, when you bought your TM did you ask the dealer to show you their dealer invoice and did any offer to do so? The total vehicle price that I am looking at for this particular TM (model 2720SL) with lots of options comes out to $38,258 (w/out taxes) and I've been offered $25,000 total to take it away. It has been sitting on his lot for 6 months and I'm sure he's paying interest on it so he is eager to get rid of it. I'm just looking for any experienced TM owner to please share w/me if they think 25k is a good deal. It looks like a great deal to me cuz w/those figures it comes out to be about 35% off MSRP. Who knows what the invoice is on these things. NADA values don't show appraisals for 08's but if I plug everything in for an 07, I am still above the original 25k, so I think I'm gonna go for it. If anyone out there has any other bargaining strategies they'd like to share with me, I'd sure appreciate it. I'd like the guy to throw in all the little extras to get us started, like a freshwater hose, sewer hose, 30-amp adapter, (maybe some toilet paper & chemical? - lol) but I might be pushing it. C'mon everyone out there - let me know what you think?? Linda
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:26 AM   #22
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Linda, have you gone the Trailmanor.com and built the 2720sl with options to compare that against what the dealer is telling you?? If that comes out to what the dealer is telling you, then it sounds like a decent deal.

I would be tempted with this offer. Just my .02 cents worth.

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:39 AM   #23
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Yes, I have, mtnguy, those numbers came straight from the TM website where you build your own TM, but I just noticed I made a mistake in listing the total MSRP price - the total MSRP came out to roughly around $36,000 (before tax, which I would pay back in my own state when I register it), so it is more like a little less than 30% off. Still, I'm thinking it's a good deal. Thanks for replying. :-) I am thinking that these TMs are really not marked up as much as some other travel trailers (except for the options, of course). Anyone else care to share? Linda
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:55 AM   #24
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Well, I should have known with all of your research, that you would have left no stone unturned.

The MSRP does not include delivery, dealer prep, and of course taxes. The dealer probably has some flexibility on dealer prep., but probably not on delivery. So, to figure precentages, subtract the delivery 1st, then add it back into the equation after the calculations.

Even at "just" 30% off, that still ain't too shabby.

Anxious to hear of your decision.

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Old 01-29-2008, 09:29 AM   #25
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Yes, I have, mtnguy, those numbers came straight from the TM website where you build your own TM, but I just noticed I made a mistake in listing the total MSRP price - the total MSRP came out to roughly around $36,000 (before tax, which I would pay back in my own state when I register it), so it is more like a little less than 30% off. Still, I'm thinking it's a good deal. Thanks for replying. :-) I am thinking that these TMs are really not marked up as much as some other travel trailers (except for the options, of course). Anyone else care to share? Linda
Linda - you're lucky I'm looking at the 3023 or I'd steal that one right out from under your nose!! It sounds like a great deal to me (although I haven't yet done as much research as you have). Good luck & let us know how it turns out.

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Old 01-29-2008, 10:22 AM   #26
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I have no inside knowledge, but I think that $25K for a brand new 08 2720SL, with at least standard options (air conditioner and awning) is a whopper of a deal. I didn't do that well on mine ...

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Old 01-29-2008, 10:33 AM   #27
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I'd agree.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:53 AM   #28
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Thanks, guys, for your opinions! We think it's a great deal, too - just wanted to hear some opinions from others, as we are first-time rv buyers and I like to do my homework. We have researched extensively every kind of rv out there and the TM really fits the bill for us. This forum has been wonderful to be able to hear good and bad comments about them (more good than bad). Ya know, once we make our final decision, we never look back to wonder if we could've got a better deal elsewhere or listen to any nay-sayers that might think we got ripped off. Now it's time to ENJOY it, cuz LIFE IS TOO SHORT! I'll let you know how it goes - might be able to pick it up this weekend! Take care, Linda
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:38 PM   #29
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I have no inside knowledge, but I think that $25K for a brand new 08 2720SL, with at least standard options (air conditioner and awning) is a whopper of a deal. I didn't do that well on mine ...

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Old 01-29-2008, 04:11 PM   #30
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Linda,

That sounds like a pretty good price!! I bought our TM used from an individual, so I don't have any experience dealing with a dealer (cars and trucks yes). But if he's had that unit on his lot for 6 months I'm sure he's anxious to get rid of it.

As you've no doubt figured out by now, TrailManors are not for everyone. They're expensive, and not every potential trailer buyer appreciates or wants (or is willing to pay for) what a TM offers. Anyway, I think you're making a good choice. The 2720SL is probably the most popular model TM sells. We have an '02 2619 (the smallest model) that we bought in 2005. We bought it for a reasonable price, but in hindsight, we could use the extra space. Good luck with your choice.

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