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Piddlers

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Something to think about regarding the 2018 is when did the dealer actually receive the unit? Mid to late 2017 or early 2018? How long has it been on the lot? How old are the tires already? I tend to think of how many people and traffic that trailer has already had in it sitting on the lot. How many times the fridge has been opened, the recliners have been opened, the bed raised, the shower opened, etc. and that would make me take pause.

While I realize there is potentially money to be saved and that weighs heavy but at the same time consider the use that trailer has already endured by sitting on the lot that long with every Mom & Pop and 2 or 3 children browsing over it.

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The fact that it’s likely been sitting on a dealer lot for 2 years certainly isn’t something that inspires confidence in me. Determining how “new” the camper is will be my first order of business. Dealership location also isn’t convenient, but neither is the 2020 model. There is a comparable Rockwood Signature model on a lot 8 miles from my home, but it doesn’t have a lot of the amenities that the Jayco has.

My first camper was a Jayco Jayfeather which I purchased in the 2007/2008 timeframe. I had a similar dealership location challenge back then, but Jayco allowed me to have warranty work performed at a local, independent RV repair shop. I’ll have to email them and see if they’d be willing to grant me that again.


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2 year old trailer on the lot first thing I would check is what's been replaced in it or used to fix others warranty claims . I had customer bought a unit found out the ac had already been a claim on it

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Check battery manufacturers date stamp, load test them.

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Hopefully that $7,000-$10,000 is not off MSRP.


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Charlie D. wrote:

Hopefully that $7,000-$10,000 is not off MSRP.


No. The 2018 is being offered for $39,995 and the 2020 is $47,995.

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bobbyg123 wrote:

Charlie D. wrote:

Hopefully that $7,000-$10,000 is not off MSRP.


No. The 2018 is being offered for $39,995 and the 2020 is $47,995.


Not enough discount, IMO. My KZ was likely sold below dealer cost after sitting on the lot for 11 months. One that's 2 years old already? I'd be offering 40% off 2018 MSRP and would`t move much off that. It's been sitting in the sun all that time, so caulk's likely cracking, roof's aged, vent lids are getting brittle, graphics are fading,etc. My KZ had cracked caulk and several scrapes on the roof. They were all re-sealed before I signed off on it. Deal directly with the owner, if at all possible.

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laknox wrote:



Not enough discount, IMO. My KZ was likely sold below dealer cost after sitting on the lot for 11 months. One that's 2 years old already? I'd be offering 40% off 2018 MSRP and would`t move much off that. It's been sitting in the sun all that time, so caulk's likely cracking, roof's aged, vent lids are getting brittle, graphics are fading,etc. My KZ had cracked caulk and several scrapes on the roof. They were all re-sealed before I siged off on it. Deal directly with the owner, if at all possible.
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Agree. If the OP is speaking of $7,000-$10,000 off MSRP that is not enough.

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No, I apologize for not being more clear. The MSRPs for the Jayco I'm considering are between $62-66K.

The 2018 MSRP is $63,708, and they're offering $39,999. That's a discount of around 38%.

The 2020 has an MSRP around $66,000, and they're offering $47,999. That's a discount of around %28

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a quick look shows the MSRP on a 2020 could be around $62,000.00 depending on options and location..

The 2020 at $47,995.00 would be about 26% off

The 2018 at $39,995.00 would be about 35% off the MSRP for 2020 which I am sure is higher that it would have been in 2018

IF I am taking that 2018 , I would be making sure it was worth my aggravation... The tires are already at least 2 years old on the sidewalls... the graphics are already 2 years into fade, ect...ect...

that is NOT ENOUGH of a discount for me to take the 18


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