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Old 11-09-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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2011 Ellipse

Any one know anything about the 2011 Ellipse at Camping World in Statesville. Price looks good, just concerned that someone would trade in a new unit.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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Do you know the build and sale dates? Winnie model years start around June, so that 2011 could be two and a half years old.

Call camping world, they'll tell you.

Aside; We bought our 2012 used, ~4 months after it was origionaly sold - the reason stated was that it was too big for them. We havent had any problems in the 10 months we've had it. And saved a ton of $$$
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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The sale could be a money or health problem for the first owners.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #4
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A 2013 Ellipse list for around $375,000 ,the one listed at CW is $100,00 less ...pretty good for a fine motor coach. The Ellipse is the big sister to mine. I love our unit.

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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The sale could be a money or health problem for the first owners.
Or they got that 2 year itch..
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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Or they got that 2 year itch..
Or they got the 2 foot itch
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:54 PM   #7
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Why are you asking with a 2012 42E Journey? Just curious!
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:15 AM   #8
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We wanted a Tour but couldn't see the price difference so we bought our 42E. Still would like to have all the features of the Tour/Ellipse so I was thinking this might be the way to do that.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:43 AM   #9
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If a 2013 lists for around $375.000 then it should net out at about $280,000 +/- figuring a 25% discount from list. That discount is a fairly common rule of thumb. No reason to buy an older unit unless there are considerable savings IMO. I bet if you called them and asked what it was worth as a trade in you would be shocked.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:20 AM   #10
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Well said radams.
We believe that this can be done without loosing a ton of equity. We started 2 1/2 years ago with a 2001 Adventurer 35U we purchased for $32,000 and sold for $37,000 after having it for one year, camping 100+ nights, and much fun. A year and a half ago we purchased a 2006 Suncruiser 35A for $70,000 and sold it for $75,000 two weeks ago, again we had very much fun and camped a ton. Even took a nine week summer trip up the east coast to NFalls from Florida in it.
We considered purchasing a 2013 42E to have a very nice coach without paying the price of a new Tour. We didn't want to regret not buying the Tour so we shopped 3 dealers in Florida that wanted too much money and all three miss led us in one way or another. We called Lichtsinn Motors in Forest City Ia. Casey there has been absolutely amazing. She gave us the best price even considering we will be flying up to drive it back. She is very honest and on the mark. She even caught another dealer misleading us by $5,000.00. I was very impressed with that. She set out to sell us a coach and she did just that! We will be picking up our 2013 QDG Tour maxed out soon for very little more than what they want for that 2011 Ellipse at Camping World. We flew up to go to the factory tour and met Ron Lichtsinn who is also very friendly. He was on his way out to spend time with his kids. We met Hanna the finance girl who we really liked then at the factory tour we met Dave who was very helpful to us and took as much time as we wanted answering questions and showing us around. Dave was Hanna's Dad! Dave Neddles at CDI, the factory that paints the coaches was kind enough to take us though and show us how it was done. He treats his employees to lunch and let's them play country music. They were working hard and having fun. I would recommend this dealer to anyone. They all seem like down home honest family folks that are having fun and proud of Winnebago.

I would hate to see you spend almost as much for a used 2011 (a mistake we almost made too) when you could order a new 2013 from Casey for VERY little more!

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If a 2013 lists for around $375.000 then it should net out at about $280,000 +/- figuring a 25% discount from list. That discount is a fairly common rule of thumb. No reason to buy an older unit unless there are considerable savings IMO. I bet if you called them and asked what it was worth as a trade in you would be shocked.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #11
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Yeah, because there is no better way to have your local dealer help you when you have a problem pop up then go 2000miles away to save a few grand to purchase a quarter million dollar coach.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:34 PM   #12
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I do not see anything wrong with not buying from your local dealer when you are saving substantial dollars. The service, especially on a new coach, could easily be done at a local authorized dealer without any problems. I have purchased several expensive cars, none from local dealers, and have received excellent service from the local dealer service departments. I just purchased an $80K + car from another state and do not expect to have second to none service from any of the local dealers. They are getting paid from the warranty work or none-warranty. Just remember not all their business is selling new/used coaches.
The bottom line, in my opinion, is that I would do exactly what Jbmsr did!
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