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Old 06-16-2017, 03:34 PM   #1
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Trade-In Allowance

We're in the very early stages of shopping for our new 5er. Because I was feeling lazy, I approached Lazy Days with a request to provide a trade-in allowance on our 2013 36FL for the purchase of an in-stock unit they have on their lot. Imagine the look on my face when the salesperson gave me a trade allowance of $28,000.

The moral of the story...there's no value in being lazy.
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Old 06-16-2017, 05:55 PM   #2
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That's what I found when I tried to sell mine...

the bottom was lower than I thought...
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:08 PM   #3
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Guess they made a drastic depreciation at Lazy Days. We were there in October of 2016 and they offered $50,000 for our 14 FL and $50,000 for the truck but not good enough to make us trade.

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Old 06-18-2017, 01:40 AM   #4
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We're in the very early stages of shopping for our new 5er. Because I was feeling lazy, I approached Lazy Days with a request to provide a trade-in allowance on our 2013 36FL for the purchase of an in-stock unit they have on their lot. Imagine the look on my face when the salesperson gave me a trade allowance of $28,000.

The moral of the story...there's no value in being lazy.
Did they to give you a letter for the IRS for making that much of a donation to them?
I seriously tried to deal with them 5-6 years ago & by the time I gave up I felt totally violated!!
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:58 AM   #5
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Did they to give you a letter for the IRS for making that much of a donation to them?
I seriously tried to deal with them 5-6 years ago & by the time I gave up I felt totally violated!!
LOL...I did tell the salesman that I would have appreciated him having not wasted my time. He blamed his low ball offer on the "management" and asked that I continue the conversation. Yeah, right.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:00 AM   #6
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Unfortunately they opened shop in Colorado. The good part is the Dealer they bought out sucked too so no loss no gain.
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I have come to the conclusion a smart man would buy an older, lightly used RW and save the $40,000 to $50,000 over a new one. Buy an extended warranty and wisely invest the money saved lol! There is really not that much difference between the old and new ones.
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I have come to the conclusion a smart man would buy an older, lightly used RW and save the $40,000 to $50,000 over a new one. Buy an extended warranty and wisely invest the money saved lol! There is really not that much difference between the old and new ones.
That can apply to RVs, boats, and cars. Usually I buy new, but lately I have tried used (MH and Jeep) and to be honest I think of them as new - I don't notice any real difference other than I don't have to follow warranty rules (never did anyway).

I always considered our 2014 Redwood one of the best years made (but maybe I was bias ). Even the AC kept up pretty well despite the inherent airflow issues. I felt it was one of the last true Redwoods that rolled off the line in May 2013, even though the paperwork changed to Crossroads 2 months after we ordered it.
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I had a RW dealer tell me to avoid the first 400 units that they made as they were working the kinks out of the line I believe mine is #421. I personally believe that most 2012 - early 2014 models were good units. But I think the once the demand was present in the market they really cranked production up and started to really throw them together while also changing suppliers on some components to reduce costs and maximize their profits.

I rarely run my second ac here in Georgia with the one unit easily keeping my coach in the low to mid-70's. The tree canopy maybe helping out with this! Most of the problems I have had were self inflicted
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Ours is a 2013, built in September '13. Like Brad, ours has been mostly trouble free and what it did need was either self inflicted or pretty minor. Overall build quality is really pretty good. Most of us refer to the 12's, 13's and early 14's as a "Tom" coach, meaning it was built when Tom Montague ran Redwood.
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