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Old 07-09-2019, 09:05 PM   #1
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Help with pricing a 2405RL?

Hi there, I am completely new to this site, to RVing and to Winnebago, so please be kind. I have family who owns a Minnie Winnie motor home and they really love it. Toured a 2405RL Micro Minnie Fifth Wheel on Saturday, with “theater seating” I think they call it, which amounts to two recliners vs. a couch. Not including tax, or registration fees, which are state-specific, they are quoting us $24,195 for this unit. They originally said $23,195 but now are saying the theater seats are more. I have been trying to do my due diligence but keep seeing prices on the internet for these that are like $37,000 so I know something is up with the pricing. There are no other Winnie dealers close enough to our home to comparison shop in person. Because this is the first year for the 2405’s, there is no after-market or used research to be done. Also, they want to charge $1000 for a detailing fee, basically to wash it inside and out, and wax it, and to give us an “up to half day” walkthrough at pick up. This sounds quite steep to husband and I are pretty savvy and mechanically inclined, are pretty good with a mop and sponge and I don’t know why a brand new unit needs wax (or wouldn’t have a decent coat of some sort).

Please let me know if this is a good price. Also, I am concerned that this is the first year for these models. Is it a bad idea to jump in at year one? Just afraid of bugs that may need working out.

Thank you for any advice and for sharing stories of pitfalls you’ve encountered. As total newbs here we are walking a line between not wanting to get ripped off...and perhaps over questioning a great deal!
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:55 AM   #2
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My only input is regarding the bugs that may need to be worked out.
A new RV (any new RV, not just a new model) is much like a new house, there will almost certainly be a 'punch list' of items that need to be corrected because it wasn't done right the first time, or something was just missed. Add to that the fact that an RV goes through the equivalent of an earthquake every time it goes down the road. So items that were just snug, instead of properly tightened, will work loose, giving you more things to fix. Some folks take these back to the dealer to get fixed, some folks do it themselves. That's on you to decide.
In any case you shouldn't expect a new RV to be completely trouble free like you would a new car. Think of it as a house on wheels, not as a vehicle.
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