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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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Ours is an early 14 and yes we had to work some bugs out and everyone here had to listen to me complain when I was new here and to the RW but all is good now and I try not to complain to much anymore. Actually the only major repair was RW had to install 2 new entry doors since they were installed wrong. All other repairs were fairly minor to me but aggravating when we spend this much $.

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Ours was built in February of 2013, and most of our repairs have been structural (the dreaded bedroom slideout crack)(twice), and suspension. We had to have emergency repairs to the suspension on the road that set me back over $1500, but after a two month back and forth fight Redwood reimbursed me the entire amount. Now the week before the rally we're going to get the MorRyde IS installed so we'll have H rated tires, disc brakes and a top flight suspension. Other than those, we've had very little trouble with ours.
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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.
Vaughan - Tom Montague is exactly right!

Wouldn't your build have been Sept 2012? By May 2013 mine was already being titled as a 2014. I noticed you joined in Dec 2012 so it seems to line up with Sept 2012.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:14 PM   #14
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Brad ~ yup, my bad. Mine was built Sept 2012. We bought it in October of '12.
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Vaughan - Tom Montague is exactly right!

Wouldn't your build have been Sept 2012? By May 2013 mine was already being titled as a 2014. I noticed you joined in Dec 2012 so it seems to line up with Sept 2012.
Brad, mine falls into the "Tom" slot as it was built in Mar 12 as a 13


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How did the IS upgrade work out?
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We're scheduled to be in Elkhart on July 11 to start the upgrade. Can't tell you how excited I am. We had a Dexter equalizer system installed in October 2014 that has held up pretty well, but the coach still shakes going down the road. Our original Lippert equalizer had the plastic bushings installed that were almost completely disintegrated at less than 6K miles that required it to be replaced. The good news is I convinced Redwood to reimburse us for the parts and labor 100%
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