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Old 03-12-2016, 06:20 PM   #1
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I'm now a card carrying Travato owner.
2016 59G in Granite with Bike rack.

lt should be ready for pick up in 2 weeks so they have time to do their prep and check out - plus I gave them a short list of cosmetic things to get them started. Some may require parts from Iowa. Much better than waiting months for a build.

Dealer experience was as expected.
First offer they came with was higher than the Zion I was checking out at a competitors lot. I told them I had a verbal on the Zion for less than what they quoted was their "best" offer on the Travato- I wasn't bluffing either.
Second offer was better and they said "this is the drive away price" - I said great -then they added taxes and fees - which in my language is not "drive away". I was ready to walk out since my attraction to the 59G was its lower price than a ZION. We haggled back and forth, I got to explain my position several times to multiple people and "managers". We finally settled on a lower actual drive away price that basically offset Va sales tax and they threw in some part store credit. They got the financing to 4.5 pct /180 months- which is less than my credit union. I may refinance later. I'm not a great negotiator. Someone more persistent may have done a little better. The ballpark numbers from helpful members here strengthened my negotiation position. Thanks!

I'm looking forward to getting through the inspection and check out so we can do our initial outfitting and hit the road. We'll be roaming through Tidewater and central Virginia initially then venture out further to Pennsylvania and Florida.
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:28 PM   #2
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Awesome. Congrats!
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:29 PM   #3
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Nice work! Let's see some photos!
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:38 PM   #4
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Congrats! You'll enjoy.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:52 PM   #5
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Congrats. 2 weeks sounds like a long time for prep and to fix a couple issues. I bet they only spend a day on it. I'd check in a few times to see how they are doing.
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Old 03-12-2016, 11:20 PM   #6
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very cool!!! Is it a 2016?
My warranty repair list is nearly complete and will post more on dealer experience once complete.

Even with warranty items and poor dealer experience (so far), I am still happy with my choice.
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Welcome aboard!
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Congrats. Ditto to what wincrasher said. 2 weeks? Keep on them....
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:32 AM   #9
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It is a 2016.

I guess it's not really a full 2 week wait.
They weren't going to touch it this weekend- too late today and they're closed tomorrow, so earliest they could touch it is Monday. They had a ton of new sales according to the salesman - so I suppose they are pretty busy in the back. It's that time of year in the biz.

There were a few things I found on a quick visual check that they will need to order - I suspect that will take a few days as well. So I guess the week after next would be closer to what we discussed.

I would rather that they take their time in discovering and fixing stuff rather than just clean it up and rely on me to find stuff. Unfortunately, from what I've read here the latter case is more common.
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Congrats. Curious what warranty items you had to have done. I'm a 2016 G owner and so far had the following:

TV replaced- lines running through picture
Dinette table adjusted- too loose
Wiper spray adjusted- missed the windshield
shower pump replaced- mine was shorting out
Missing shower drain screen
Complained about the fabric windshield shades and they replaced with the new fold up ones.
Camper radio not playing Bluetooth setting.
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