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Old 07-02-2007, 03:34 PM   #1
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How much is a good deal?

I am looking to buy a 2007 23' Safari with the Special Editoin Upgrade, L-lounge, external speakers-wireless, and audio upgrade package. The local dealer quoted $40,000.00 + tax, lic, etc I am looking at $44,000.00 out the door. With the various different options and configurations it seems very difficult to gauge whether this is a good deal or not. Being new to the rv world doesn't help much. I was hoping someone with more experience could tell me their opinion on what I should expect to pay for such an Airstream. Thank you very much for any help you can give me.

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Old 07-02-2007, 04:11 PM   #2
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prices can vary significantly based on dealer location...

and the customers willingness to shop, compare, deal and so on...

first this is an 07? since the 08s are out now, that's last years model.

some features may differ from 07 to 08.

msrp can be UP to 54k$ on a decked out 23

again try the search function or browse some of the threads on new models, purchasing and so on..

here is a useful thread....

there are several dealers that keep a healthy inventory and work hard to sell nationwide...

airstream of arkansas, colonial in jersey, sutton in oregon...

check their websites for inventory.

my understanding is that the new dealer agreements prohibit them advertising anything BUT the msrp outside their territory.

but a phone call can get a best price...

the 23 is a nice/versatile size unit...

silvergate has one

and reading his threads or a pm will get you some first hand pricing/dealer info...



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Old 07-02-2007, 04:42 PM   #3
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You would find the LS option package to add quite a few useful items to this trailer:
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You will find the inevitable items that need adjustment or repair during the 2 year warranty period. All dealers are obliged to provide this service, though I found mine did ask if I'd bought it there. Buying within range of taking it back to your dealer will result in better service I would guess.

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Old 07-12-2007, 12:39 PM   #4
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Don't even give a thought to dealer service. Just make your best deal and be happy.

Here's why you don't need to care about dealer service. You live in L.A. In Bellflower is C&G. They are an authorized Airstream warranty repair center. They have been there since the '50's and do fantastic work. The only thing they do there is Fix Airstreams in or out of warranty.

Run C&G in the search engine and you will only find positive things. They are also closer to you than the nearest A/S dealer.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:46 PM   #5
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I just made a deal on a 2008 Safari 25' SE and we started at about 14% off MSRP, but ended at about 16% (that's a little better % than I got on my pickup) and after I told them I was "going outside to think about and I'll be back in a while". Afterwards it became apparent the dealer's financing was up at the end of this month, so they wanted to get rid of it. Given the popularity of this particular unit, I thought it was a good deal. I wish there was an Edmunds or Kelley Blue Book for trailers, but there isn't, so one has to negotiate through mud. Before retiring, I did negotiating professionally, so I enjoy it, but it's an art and I suggest to anyone buying, read a book on negotiating or poker.
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NADA appraisal guide

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I just made a deal on a 2008 Safari 25' SE... I wish there was an Edmunds or Kelley Blue Book for trailers, but there isn't, so one has to negotiate through mud.
There is a price guide for trailers, NADA guide. It doesn't have the 2008 model year, but you can get a good idea of value with the 2007 guide.

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