My husband and I have been looking for a Class B RV casually on and off for about 2 years. It's mainly for the two of us and two small dogs, and we plan to use it as a daily car + weekend camper. We are still years away from retiring.
We are close to signing the papers on a 2016 Roadtrek CS Adventurous, but I have a few remaining questions and I am hoping to receive some feedback from the forum members in order to make a sound final decision. Your help would be much appreciated.
1. Price - is it a fair/decent offer?
MSRP is $155,000 which includes underhood generator, Ecotrek 400, solar 270W, Voltstart, interior & exterior color premiums, and misc.
Dealer is offering $131,000 ($24K or 15.5% off) + $8000 for loan point buy down to reach 1.99% - In total, it's $32K off or 21% discount. I have tier 1 credit, and I was quoted 4% by an online loan company. Dealer is saying 4.99% without point buy down.
I don't have to get the best deal in town, but I do want to get a good deal. What are your thoughts on the offer?
2. EcoTrek & Voltrek. Electrical and Battery System reliability
So, one reason we picked this unit was for its ability to run A/C on lithium batteries for about 4 hours (so says our sales person) and Voltstart to continue charging the batteries and run the A/C for longer if needed. This is in rare cases if we have to leave the dogs in the coach while running errands or dining.
After reading blogs and forums, I've become somewhat concerned with this technology in that most people agree it's not a proven technology yet. A Pleasure-Way salesman also told me Roadtrek is knee deep in poo poo because lithium and acid lead batteries shouldn't be installed together and it's a disaster waiting to happen. I take this statement with a grain of salt, but still got me worried.
3. Erwin Hymer Group - Positive or Negative?
Roadtrek was just acquire by EHG
. Would this have any negative impact on existing Roadtrek models in regards resale value and future customer & warranty services?
With Roadtrek planning to make EHG's motorhomes in the near future plus more class B's coming to the market from other manufacturers, I am wondering if the prices will become more competitive in the future with more selections of coaches. I am wondering if I should wait....