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July 31, 2017
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Wife and I are looking to purchase a 195, 2017 model and the dealer we are looking to purchase at has quoted us a walk out the door price of 26k. This includes hitch and install and all the requisite fees. 

I guess my question is, is this a decent price? Should I haggle?

And since I am new here is there anything else that is a MUST HAVE for a new trailer that I won’t know to ask for?

 

Thanks in advance for any help you all might have.

 

Sincerely,

BragaPulls

July 31, 2017
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First, it’s no different than buying a car. Yes, you should haggle. If they won’t, you can ask for options to be added. I would also expand your search online, driving a couple hundred miles to save money is smart. We drove about 150 miles and saved a couple thousand $$$$. 

Look over the forum and see what folks have added. Some are options that can be ordered, but doing it yourself can save money and you can find better quality products on your own.

Good luck!!

August 3, 2017
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I think our dealer was asking about 23 for that model

August 3, 2017
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Yes. We figure it is because there are not a lot of dealers in the area selling retros. As per the retro site, there are only three and I have checked the other two and they have nothing.

Also, they know we like it so we would be more likely to take a higher price than haggle.

I have done a search on the area to find someone who might sell them in Ga/Fla/Ala/TN and there just aren’t that many.

 

Lastly, is there a website for the riverretro manufacturer? For the actual business? I know they have their main page but it doesn’t have their address or a phone number or any other way to contact someone if I was having a problem with the RV.

Does anyone have that info?

August 3, 2017
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IMHO unless you have money to throw away you should at least offer $1000 less than what they are asking…Just saying…

As for contacting Riverside direct, Good Luck! It seems everyone who works there was absent the day they did the training on returning phone calls and emails!!

August 3, 2017
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That doesn’t instill me with confidence. I’d like to be able to contact them if there is an issue. Guess I’ll get that from the rv dealer.

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BragaPulls said
Wife and I are looking to purchase a 195, 2017 model and the dealer we are looking to purchase at has quoted us a walk out the door price of 26k. This includes hitch and install and all the requisite fees. 

I guess my question is, is this a decent price? Should I haggle?

And since I am new here is there anything else that is a MUST HAVE for a new trailer that I won’t know to ask for?

 

Thanks in advance for any help you all might have.

 

Sincerely,

BragaPulls  

Braga – you can make a fun trip out of your purchase.  We live on the Texas Gulf Coast but bought our 177SE in Poncha Springs, Colorado.  Had a wonderful camping trip pulling it back south.  They offered a great price plus we had the enjoyment of a great road trip.  We picked a nearby campground for the first few days to iron out any problems where we could easily visit the dealer if needed before making an easy, meandering, trip home.

August 7, 2017
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Thanks all for the responses.

We began the purchase process of a 195 over the weekend so now we just have to find a good name for her.

And yes, we plan on staying local for the first few trips.

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Congrats!  I hope you enjoy yours as much as we enjoy ours.  We bought it in April and have camped at least once every month since.  Two weeks in April, one week in May, three weeks in July and now we have a one week trip planned for Galveston next week.  Almost 6,000 miles so far.  Hint – I did change out the cute white wall Coker tires for Goodyear Endurance radials.  Bias ply car tires were a non-starter for me.  I heard Riverside is no longer using the Coker tire.

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BragaPulls said
Yes. We figure it is because there are not a lot of dealers in the area selling retros. As per the retro site, there are only three and I have checked the other two and they have nothing.

Also, they know we like it so we would be more likely to take a higher price than haggle.

I have done a search on the area to find someone who might sell them in Ga/Fla/Ala/TN and there just aren’t that many.

 

Lastly, is there a website for the riverretro manufacturer? For the actual business? I know they have their main page but it doesn’t have their address or a phone number or any other way to contact someone if I was having a problem with the RV.

Does anyone have that info?  

I have stopped at the factory. They refer all sales inquiries to a small dealer next door to them. There prices were higher than others I’ve seem advertised. I recently had a conversation with a couple from Florida who where pulling a Retro 5th wheel. They had just picked it up from a dealer in Ohio. Evidently, it was the closest place that had one in inventory. We had this conversation at a gas station in western PA. Their plan was to camp there way back home to Florida.

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