Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-13-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
Winnebago Owner
 
wlf00's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lutz, FL
Posts: 95
Hello everyone,

I have been looking at and enjoying this forum for some time now. My goal has been to one day buy a Winnebago or Itasca diesel pusher. This will be a big step up from my 31' Class 'C'.

I am looking at a new 2008 Tour 40WD that has been on the lot for 6 months. It is fully loaded with just about all of the factory options. The dealer's current offer is 24.5% off of MSRP and he is giving me wholesale price for my present coach. Is this reasonable? Or should I be able to get more in this market? How much more?

This seems kind of crazy to be buying a big rig with the market crashing down all around us. But if I do not do it now, I may never get around to it.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
__________________
Bill, Elaine, Addie (Boxer Mix) & Rosie (Boxer Mix)
2008 Winnebago Tour 40WD, 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Blue Ox Tow Bar and Base Plate, US Gear Unified Tow Brake
wlf00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2008, 12:07 PM   #2
Winnebago Owner
 
wlf00's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lutz, FL
Posts: 95
Hello everyone,

I have been looking at and enjoying this forum for some time now. My goal has been to one day buy a Winnebago or Itasca diesel pusher. This will be a big step up from my 31' Class 'C'.

I am looking at a new 2008 Tour 40WD that has been on the lot for 6 months. It is fully loaded with just about all of the factory options. The dealer's current offer is 24.5% off of MSRP and he is giving me wholesale price for my present coach. Is this reasonable? Or should I be able to get more in this market? How much more?

This seems kind of crazy to be buying a big rig with the market crashing down all around us. But if I do not do it now, I may never get around to it.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
__________________
Bill, Elaine, Addie (Boxer Mix) & Rosie (Boxer Mix)
2008 Winnebago Tour 40WD, 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Blue Ox Tow Bar and Base Plate, US Gear Unified Tow Brake
wlf00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2008, 12:17 PM   #3
Winnie-Wise
 
Rocket Heart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 282
I don't know if you're free and clear on your current coach or nor but I don't think you'll get over wholesale anywhere even if you try and sell it yourself. I also think this is a good time to buy - offer them wholesale too and see what they say.

Can you get a better deal - who really knows? Look on the Web at what other dealers are asking and you'll get an idea.

Biggest factor of all - are you happy with the the offer?
__________________
Tom "Rocket Heart" Emahiser
No RV at the present time.
Rocket Heart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2008, 12:23 PM   #4
Winnebago Owner
 
lthrnk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Titusville, FL
Posts: 128
Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. See if you can get them to throw in a few extra add ons and hold their feet to the fire a little more, should work. The Tour is a verey nice coach and should give you years ofgreat service.
__________________
"Home is where we park it" SEMPER FI
Winnie 30 RESS UltraLite TT 2015
Ford F250 XLT 2015
lthrnk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2008, 01:17 PM   #5
Winnebago Owner
 
RVThere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 112
Bill & Elaine,

We bought a 2007 Tour 40TD (brand new but leftover) in June and LOVE IT. We got about 28% off MSRP so 25% for a newer model year coach is in the same ball park. We took a loss on our trade but I knew that I could not easily unload it in this market.

In June, diesel was going for about $4.75 a gallon so I used that as my leverage. I gambled that diesel would go down and it has.

Now is DEFINITELY a good time to buy providing you can swing the financing and you're not cashing in your whole nest egg for your motor home. Remember payments, insurance, and maintenance will be higher with the new coach.

Good luck and make your decision based on a sound financial analysis - not just your heart...
__________________
Tom and Katharine
'07 Winnebago Tour 40TD, 400hp Cummins
'17 Winnebago View 24V, '02 R-Vision B+
RVing for 19 years & 150,000+ miles
RVThere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2008, 01:18 PM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 146
As Rocket Heart says' if you're happy with the offer, that's a big factor.
I ordered my '04 Vectra in Sept.'03 and was able to get 22.5% off the MSRP. It's always hard to tell when a trade-in is involved. I also had a trade and was happy with the deal, so if the floor plan and all fits your needs then go for it.
Happy trails.
__________________
Vectra 40 AD (2004) and towing
PT Cruiser, GMC ZR5 4x4 Quad Cab
C Zimm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2008, 08:30 AM   #7
Winnebago Camper
 
luckymick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 22
Bought my 2007 Itasca Meridian 36G, July 21st 2007 @ 26.3% disco. "Supposedly" I paid - (he showed me the screen) - $1873 over invoice.

Saw the paperwork on the sales manager's desk for a 34H that was sold 1/2 hr before, optioned exactly like my 36G, and they negotiated a 19.3% disco.

I was playing two dealers off each other (which, I don't really like to do). I found out later that, in working with both Sales Managers, they're personal rivals on everything!!! Worked to my advantage. Plus the unit I bought was better optioned and has the dark cherry cabinets (exactly what we wanted).
luckymick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2008, 12:11 PM   #8
RNM
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 11
You will love a TOUR. We ordered a 2008 TOUR 40TD last April. Waited 8 weeks, but chose our model, color and options. A perfect Motor Home for us. We got 25% off list, and received $5000 more than wholesale for our trade-in. I suggest you check out RVs.com. There have been a lot of 2008 TOUR's listed by dealers for great prices.
RNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2008, 12:29 PM   #9
Winnebago Owner
 
wlf00's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lutz, FL
Posts: 95
Well we went ahead and did it. Next Wednesday we go pick up the 2008 Tour 40WD. I got another $5K taken off which puts me at 26.5% off of MSRP. And he is giving me what I think is a very good price on my trade based on its age and condition. In addition, we are getting another $4K manufacturer rebate.

We went out for a ride in it this afternoon. What a nice ride. Sure is different from my '97 Class 'C'.

Thanks for all your replies.
__________________
Bill, Elaine, Addie (Boxer Mix) & Rosie (Boxer Mix)
2008 Winnebago Tour 40WD, 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Blue Ox Tow Bar and Base Plate, US Gear Unified Tow Brake
wlf00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2008, 05:30 PM   #10
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Madison, SD
Posts: 175
We love our 2008 Tour TD and I think you will like yours as well. We bought from Licthsinn and found them to be very competitive. I am not sure of the exact % discount we received given our trade in, but Licthsinn was the best bottom line when compared to several dealers. I do think you deal sounds pretty good and if it is the coach you like, I would jump on it. Believe me, as you are pushed down the road with the smooth 400hp, it will be worth it!

Best of luck
__________________
Rick

2010 Winnebago Tour 42AD
rv rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Completed one year living in 2008 Tour -- Great Coach! rv rick Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 11 05-04-2009 04:23 AM
Anyone have a 2008 Ellipse or Tour? How do you like it? rv rick Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 6 02-14-2008 12:21 PM
2008 Tour? jimandsue60 Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 7 07-07-2007 04:42 AM
2008 Winnebago Destination and the 2008 Itasca Latitude DriVer Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 26 12-09-2006 06:04 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×