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Old 10-29-2016, 12:46 AM   #21
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We looked at both a MS Houston vs the ES Houston. After we did all of the customizations on the MS that were on a ES, in short we had a MS for the same price that the ES was but with the MS label. What pushed us over to an ES was that when the day comes to trade/sell our unit we'll be selling an ES, not a MS.
Previous to having this DRV we had a Newmar Dutch Star that was optioned out to the point it could have been a Mountain Aire (the next level up). But when we sold it it was a Dutch Star, not a Mountain Aire that would have brought much more in value.
Food for thought.

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Old 10-29-2016, 01:47 PM   #22
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Fieldtrip=That's exactly my thoughts. You can spend all the money you want to make it a "highly eleted" MS, but when you go to trade it, it's still a MS. NO ONE will repay your decision. If you just want to spend your money spend it smartly and go ES.

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Old 10-29-2016, 04:00 PM   #23
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Fieldtrip=That's exactly my thoughts. You can spend all the money you want to make it a "highly eleted" MS, but when you go to trade it, it's still a MS. NO ONE will repay your decision. If you just want to spend your money spend it smartly and go ES.

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Very true but most likely won't be trading anytime soon as we have exactly what we want.

If we do trade or sell we will get what the market will bare.

Some of the Elite options were a no go for us like the "spaceship" light over the island or the ugly face of the island.

Thankfully we don't have to worry about every $ now or in the future. Lived that way for many years to get to where we are now.
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Old 10-31-2016, 10:44 AM   #24
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Very true but most likely won't be trading anytime soon as we have exactly what we want.

If we do trade or sell we will get what the market will bare.

Some of the Elite options were a no go for us like the "spaceship" light over the island or the ugly face of the island.

Thankfully we don't have to worry about every $ now or in the future. Lived that way for many years to get to where we are now.
Completely agree! Many years of sacrifice and hard work to be able to get to this place in life. I also, have no plans to get rid of or trade anytime soon, hence the decision to go with one of the highest quality rigs available.

If I had to worry about the few thousand dollars (MS vs ES) someone might or might not pay for my rig in 10, 15, 20 years from now, I probably shouldn't be looking at a brand new $100K+ rig to begin with.

But, if I were a person that "had to have" a NEW rig every 3-5 years, might be worth considering.
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:04 PM   #25
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We do trade every few years. On our 5th DRV now. Spending money wisely is important no matter what your situation in life may be now. May check out later today or maybe out live your stash by 20 years, nobody knows. Good luck in your choices.


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Old 10-31-2016, 04:33 PM   #26
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We do trade every few years. On our 5th DRV now. Spending money wisely is important no matter what your situation in life may be now. May check out later today or maybe out live your stash by 20 years, nobody knows. Good luck in your choices.


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Contradicting statement IMO. Trade every few years on a $100K+ unit? The depreciation hit on that strategy would not equate to "spending money wisely" in my book. But, each to his own.
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Old 10-31-2016, 10:22 PM   #27
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Contradicting statement IMO. Trade every few years on a $100K+ unit? The depreciation hit on that strategy would not equate to "spending money wisely" in my book. But, each to his own.
Agreed!

I only insured mine for 100K but spent WELL over that. Reality is a huge loss right out of the box.

Bought high quality used rigs up until this one. Bought new so we could have it exactly how we wanted it.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:16 AM   #28
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You're not buying at the right places. I've NEVER spent $100k on any of them!


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Old 11-01-2016, 01:59 AM   #29
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You're not buying at the right places. I've NEVER spent $100k on any of them!


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Nor have I.

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Old 11-01-2016, 03:51 AM   #30
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You're not buying at the right places. I've NEVER spent $100k on any of them!


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Nor have I.

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But do you guys have many extras or options? I ask because I think Ron and I have like 3 pages of extras. I think retail on mine where about 40 ish on options.
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Old 11-01-2016, 12:31 PM   #31
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But do you guys have many extras or options? I ask because I think Ron and I have like 3 pages of extras. I think retail on mine where about 40 ish on options.
I guess to be fair, they never said they bought brand new. Maybe trade every few years on a unit that is two or three years old? That would be the smartest strategy if you wanted a 'newer' unit every few years...let someone else take the depreciation hit.

Looking at my retail price sheet on a new 2017 40KSSB4 Mobile Suite:
Base price: $112,678
Forced Full-Timers Package: $10,556
Forced Traveler's Package: $12,276
Total MSRP: $135,510

Assume a negotiated 30% off (seems to about the RV standard for the informed consumer) = $94,857 before taxes.

This is before any options or specials. So I suppose you can get a new one for less than $100K, straight from the factory.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:59 PM   #32
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Everyone of mine has been new. Find a dealer with a left over last years model. More than willing to deal on a new 14 when they have 15's in the lot and 16's on the way. Shop smart. I am not interested in having "this years" model


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Old 11-01-2016, 07:11 PM   #33
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Ours was purchased new in May, 2014. We bought off the lot, and the dealer had ordered a number of options on our unit. As memory serves, it listed for something like $138,600 and we paid $93,500 minus trade-in on our 2004 MS 36RE3.

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Old 11-02-2016, 09:37 PM   #34
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You're not buying at the right places. I've NEVER spent $100k on any of them!


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Ok maybe you should look at what I bought and the list of "specials".

Go to Rolling Retreats and look at satisfied customers. 2016 39 TKSB3 with Cinder Ridge full body cut n buff paint.

Price mine out at your dealer then tell me what they quote you.
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:40 PM   #35
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But do you guys have many extras or options? I ask because I think Ron and I have like 3 pages of extras. I think retail on mine where about 40 ish on options.

Yes we have 68 "specials" and as I have said we have nearly a Elite without the items we did not want.

Commercial gen and the list goes on.

Not trying to say we have anything "better" than anyone else but just made a simple statement of paying well over 100K.
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Old 11-02-2016, 11:21 PM   #36
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Cummins=buy and pay what ever you want. when everyone is drinking out of the same glass, there is no incentive to lower the bar. Check around at smaller dealers. They do have something to prove. I have proven that.


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Old 11-03-2016, 12:41 AM   #37
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My only point is that not all dealers want to deal. We bought during the height of the oil & gas shale play boom here in Texas when demand for housing (including RVs) was high. The Texas dealer we checked with thought coming off a $139K list price by $7K constituted a deal - take it or leave it. We looked elsewhere and saved almost $40K off of that dealer's best price.

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Old 11-10-2016, 06:53 PM   #38
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Here is the list of my changes and "Specials" plus adding a 6500 Cummins/Onan LP Gen at RollingRetreats.





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Old 11-14-2016, 05:01 PM   #39
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Buy what you like it is your dime. My wants and likes are most likely different then yours or anybody else. We are fulltimers and travel so our rig is set up for our needs. We travel a lot of two lanes and I will tell you the fiberglass roof has been tested many times with low hanging branches. Rubber roofs in the past have failed in the same enviornment. They cut easy and my fiver is 13'5 high. Either coach will do what you want.
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