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Old 10-30-2016, 01:40 PM   #1
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Looking at a 2017 Winne Forza 34T

Been talking to Lazydays in Fl about trading my rig for a new Forza. They say 218,923.02 for MSRP. Discounted to 188,923.02, - 60,000 trade value = 128,923.02. I know that there are a lot of games played with the numbers. Anyone have an opinion on these numbers as a decent deal? It is the best I have found so far.

I would have to drive down to Florida from Minnesota. I have to consider that too.
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Old 10-30-2016, 02:49 PM   #2
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Of course one can always do better with no trade-in. With that said they're giving a 10% discount on a very current model and it looks like you're giving you a good amount for your trade-in. If you were to sell outright and then purchase one could expect near 25 to 30% off MSRP. I would guess one could probably squeeze a few more dollars either in your trade-in or knocking down the asking price or maybe throw in some solar panels or whatever you might want.

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Old 10-30-2016, 07:00 PM   #3
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inlineskaterIt is best to get the best price without a trade then ask what they will give you for your coach. That way it is easy to keep the number straight.
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Old 10-30-2016, 07:03 PM   #4
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I just did what gtharris suggests and it worked great. In my case, I didn't plan it that way, I just changed my mind about selling myself and asked for their best trade in price, verified with info from NADA.
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:28 AM   #5
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Well if it makes any sense that a coach which is delivered 1200 miles to Florida will be driven back 1200 miles to Minnesota…. (hey, Winnebago produces just nearby in Iowa..).
2014 we were looking for a replacement of our catastrophic 2013 Thor Palazzo 36.1 (slide and many more issues…. felt like not one day without a problem…) and the Forza 34T was a great option. Our dealer nearby offered the 34T for 190k incl. options and customizing (solar panel stuff etc.). The dealer’s knowledge and skills were more important than the price. The Palazzo, which was a “bargain”(159k) we’ve bought some 1500mls away, was sold privately for 120k (odometer: 3000mls, we’ve done a bunch of repairs and enforcements on warranty and concerning all this we had to discuss with a dealership which was 1500mls away… never again!). Just for saying: Up to now, we are very happy with our Forza 34T, absolutely no issues and runs great, has enough power and allows a good mileage (10mpg, no towing). I think the price we have paid for it was ok.
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Old 11-01-2016, 10:49 AM   #6
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Check out Colonial Itasca - Winnebago, RV, Motorhomes, Itaca RV Dealer New Jersey NJ they have one 34T in stock and one inbound. They are in New Jersey. Just bought a 34T from them in May. Great people and service is first class.
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Old 11-01-2016, 03:02 PM   #7
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Sounds like a good excuse for a road trip to me! There are always a few minor warranty items on any new purchase (ours was a loose hose connecting to the shower) so you might plan on sticking around in Florida to work through any kinks. Warranty may be an issue otherwise when you get home (though we found that TransWest usually does any Winnie warranty at any of their shops without question). Price sounds reasonable, but go for the extras now (solar, satellite, etc).

Good luck with your purchase!
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Old 11-01-2016, 07:07 PM   #8
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Do you like your coach? I tow a Honda CRV does it have the power to do it well?
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Old 11-01-2016, 11:44 PM   #9
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I have a 2015 Forza 34T and tow a 2012 Jeep Wrangler 4 door with have no problems.
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Old 11-02-2016, 10:01 AM   #10
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Inlineskater: Yes we like our coach. Comparing to our 2014 34T, Winnebago installed several improvements for the 2017 model: a much nicer awning, a redesigned bathroom, a redesigned and slightly larger main slide, a new loft-bed, etc. That’s why we are looking for a 2017 model too.

The towing capacity is limited on 5000lbs the GVWR is 26000lbs; GCWR is 30000lbs. My last towing experience was towing a car on a trailer (let’s say about 4500lbs) on the I-5 southbound. The cruise control worked very well small grades etc. no problem. The ride was smooth. The steep “Grapewine Grade” (6%) was no problem even I felt that some “extrapower” would be nice. Overall, the 34T powertrain layout (6.7L Cummins ISB-Diesel 340hp/700 lb-ft with an Allison 2100 gearbox) works well and is a balanced combination concerning power, fuel consumption and price.

We like the 35ft mid-entry floorplan, the air suspension (comfortable but not “mushy”), the loft-bed, the residential fridge, the spacious galley, the big u-shaped dinette called inLounge/inTable (optional for the 2017 model), the heating systems in winter, the one-piece-shower (easy to clean), etc.. And as I said: No worries up to now (knock on wood…).

What we don’t like: The 6.2” rear-view/side-view camera multimedia monitor is much too small and cumbersome to handle during driving. We’ve installed a separate split-screen monitor for the rear- and side-view cameras. I feel much more secure if I have a permanent view on what’s happen behind the vehicle during driving (costs for this: $150). The wipers are weak (especially during snowfall) and the running daylight LEDs are a charming trinket but they cannot replace the missing fog-lights in winter. Just a small detail concerning the ferry to Alaska: The mirror on the driver’s side is not made to fold toward the coach, so you pay an expensive extra-space fee (>1000$!) for those additional inches of width if you don’t remove the mirror from the vehicle.

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