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Old 04-25-2018, 07:24 PM   #1
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How many of you have ordered a GL or a KL? What are they promising you as far as a delivery date goes (and when did you order)?

Mine I ordered March 22 (although my paperwork shows April 3) and they are promising July 9 ship from Iowa.
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How many of you have ordered a GL or a KL? What are they promising you as far as a delivery date goes (and when did you order)?

Mine I ordered March 22 (although my paperwork shows April 3) and they are promising July 9 ship from Iowa.

AFAIK, they are starting production in July.

Yours might be the first one off the line.
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Mine I ordered March 22 (although my paperwork shows April 3) and they are promising July 9 ship from Iowa.[/QUOTE]

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I considered one but ultimately bought a Carado Axion as I wanted a class b I could build off of. Is it true that people are paying substantially more than a regular K and G? What is the MSRP on an L trim?
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I considered one but ultimately bought a Carado Axion as I wanted a class b I could build off of. Is it true that people are paying substantially more than a regular K and G? What is the MSRP on an L trim?
30,000 more than plain g or k. it is not a trim. many different physical changes to L models
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30,000 more than plain g or k. it is not a trim. many different physical changes to L models
That's the MSRP. You'll only pay about $21k for it.
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So safe to say most people are getting these for low six figures?
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I considered one but ultimately bought a Carado Axion as I wanted a class b I could build off of. Is it true that people are paying substantially more than a regular K and G? What is the MSRP on an L trim?
Silex,

Not to hijack the thread, but how is everything going with the Axion? After much consideration, I think that I'm going to go with the Axion. I love the size and it has pretty good options. Please let me know how the lithium batteries and volt start are working out.

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So safe to say most people are getting these for low six figures?

I see that MSRP for the KL and GL is at $144K and change at Lichtsinn RV
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Then figure 25-30% off.
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What wincrasher said. Standard WGO discount on their B's & C's. Have to shop around some to get it
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What wincrasher said. Standard WGO discount on their B's & C's. Have to shop around some to get it
Thanks for advise. Our local dealers in North East have this take it or leave it attitude when we asked for what kind of discount we can get on preorder. It's also hard to actually find any new(ish) Travatos on the dealer lots here. We found exactly one 59G and one 59K in a hundred mile radius. And they all already had ~ 1,500 miles on odometer. It looks like dealers actually drive these vans to the dealership instead of using trucking services.

Do you know if Lichtsinn is good dealer to negotiate as they are practically next door to the factory? We are contrmplating picking up the van at Forest City as we also wanted to tour their factory and drive back the new van ourselves saving on delivery charges.
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You will still pay delivery if you pick up at Lichtsinn. The fee is flat and applied to all vans. Plus you'll pay all the expense to drive it home.

Typical WGO discounting is 25-30%. Many are reporting getting 30% since WGO raised all their prices across the board. That's the game these days. If you order, expect at least 12 weeks to build your van - maybe longer now we are getting into the busy summer season.

GNR is in July in Forest City. This big rally is alot of fun and you get factory tours, etc. Not sure I can advise you to go during this busy time, but you'd get to meet alot of WGO folks.

By all accounts, Lichtsinn is a good dealer. But bear in mind if you buy from them, you might have a hard time getting service at your local dealer. Typcially they'll put you at the back of the line behind all their regulars.
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Thanks Wincrusher,

When I was browsing Lichtsinn's site and their videos they give impression that they have a sort of special relationship with Winnebago, being so close and exclusive to them. So I was hoping Winnebago treated their sales like factory pickups, sort of what european carmakers are doing where they allow to order car at dealership, but pick it up right out of the factory gates with all delivery charges waved.
I am not sure buying locally will give me much benefit as two dealers within 2 hour drive only had one Winnebago van each and it looked like both of them spent a winter on the open lot. Most stock was either Class C campers or Travel Trailers from multitude of manufacturers. So experience their technicians would have with Class B Travato may be theoretical at best.
Maybe I'll place a call to Lichtsinn and see what they have to say as I am probably not the first customer who would raise the delivery charge point.
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It looks like dealers actually drive these vans to the dealership instead of using trucking services.
I don't think there is a uniform policy. It seems to depend on the specific builder and the distance to the delivery point. For example, last time I checked, RT charged $2000 for coaches driven to the dealerships for the north and southeast. and midwest but for deep southeast like Florida or far west like CA they are transported, but the freight charge jumped to $2700. LTV had a convoluted factory pickup option but remarkably, the added charge was actually higher than their freight charge to any LTV dealer in CONUS.
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It's $1495 flat charge + $20 fuel surcharge on all WGO vans.
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And yes, WGO drives all their RV's to the respective dealers.

We've bought 3 RV's from Lichtsinn. Won't go anywhere else. Your Travato typically will have roughly 50-70 miles on it bought from them. Great folks to deal with and the experience is second to none. May not be the cheapest price out there, but there's more to it than that.
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You will still pay delivery if you pick up at Lichtsinn. The fee is flat and applied to all vans. Plus you'll pay all the expense to drive it home.

By all accounts, Lichtsinn is a good dealer. But bear in mind if you buy from them, you might have a hard time getting service at your local dealer. Typcially they'll put you at the back of the line behind all their regulars.
Yes, factory or near factory pickup does cost getting there and driving home but the advantage is that it's you that's driving it home, forgoing the possibility that it will be delivered by some bleary eyed kid with the pedal to the metal during the entire break in period.

The service end seems pretty chaotic and somewhat dependent on the contractual arrangement the dealer has with the factory. With some brands, the dealer is obligated to service the coach with the same priority regardless of where the coach was purchased. Surprisingly there is even one popular brand that involves totally independent dealerships that aren't obligated to provide any warranty or after warranty service to the very coach they sell you.

The conventional wisdom is that you'll get more prompt service from the dealer that sells the coach. I'm not convinced that's always true. If the OEM is stingy with regard to reimbursement for warranty work, that's probably likely the case. To their credit, I believe RT somewhat levels this playing field by reimbursing their dealers at their regular labor rate for warranty work rather than some stingy unprofitable flat rate.
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Don't know what you are talking about. The OP is talking about WGO, which I know a little about.

Their drivers are all mature adults. I've bought 4 so far and haven't had any issues with the delivery.

You can always check the trip computer and look at the MPG reading, which will tell the tale on how it was driven or if they pulled a car with it for the return trip (which WGO says they never do).

WGO's franchise agreement requires dealers to honor warranty service. What they can't dictate is the priority said dealer gives you. Their customer service will place you with someone else if you get in conflict with your dealer, but can't guarantee how far a drive that would be.
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Don't know what you are talking about. The OP is talking about WGO, which I know a little about.
I'm talking about human nature, which I know a little about.
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