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Old 03-15-2014, 08:29 PM   #15
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The invoice prices for the extras are $2950 for solar, $1249 awning package, and $725 for 1000W inverter on top of the "base" Eddie Bauer. Thanks for everyone's feedback. Just put the deposit down!

Congrats!!! Exciting! I can hardly wait till Tuesday! When will your's be ready?
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:38 PM   #16
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and thank you for the package prices, we are paying a few hundred over 60,000... Might have been able to get it lower had it been on the lot longer and more experience in haggling technique, but the condition and not having to wait long help us sign that day.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:02 AM   #17
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Yes, I will have a standard oven…we didn't do that to save money, that was our preference. I did get an inverter, but I think that was the only option. I did not get the second TV. I tried to order without the first TV, but that did not work…not much of a TV fan.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:55 PM   #18
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Newbie here....So after years of Looking at a number of different Brand of trailers (I leaned heavy towards airstream's), I got the Husband to go through a round of looking again last week and our stop ended at the airstream dealer again, with intent to look at what would really fit for us and our needs and if they didn't have a model a few years older, We'd try a bit of traveling to possibly buy from a private party. We both fell for the uniqueness and fit of the Airstream 25 FB Eddie Bauer, (finally a trailer we could agree on!). The dealer had a used 2013 that had recently been traded, had the additional awnings as well as the solar panels and is very clean, very little wear if any. Started to haggle with the salesman...... Put a down payment and We go to pick her up on Tuesday. I think we got a decent deal...... Can you say the salesman called and left a voicemail to nudge us out of our written agreement and down payment saying that he couldn't sell us that trailer at that price. That he had someone else that came in and offered to buy at the starting price? Salesman's remorse?
I was responding to the original poster at the time you posted. The salesman wants to back out of a contract? Explain the word "Contract" and the words "Breach of Contract" to him/her. If you have a decent consumer protection department in your state - or even just the state corporation commission - or the city business licensing department... threaten to call them. You do have the right to post a totally honest Google review online too.

The salesman MIGHT be hoping you've got a little buyers nerves/remorse or are an easy pushover. There is actually a stronger possibility that they saw how "hot" you were for the Airstream and are trying to jack another couple of thousand out of you. A local dealer here in VB used to do this quite frequently with naive young sailors who were hot for sports cars. The Navy almost NEVER puts a private business "off limits" anymore... that's a vestige of WWII and the Korean War... but apparently that possibility was "discussed" with the owner of the dealership... and the practice abruptly stopped. (I'd have paid $100 to see the scene I imagine in my head. A gray haired admiral with five pounds of campaign ribbons dripping almost to his waistline having a "friendly chat" with the owner and manager of that dealer - Priceless!)

I'd actually refrain from suggesting that he perform a physically impossible sex act with himself, but seriously, they'd hold YOUR feet to the fire if YOU tried to back out. At a minimum they'd not refund your deposit.)
Be cool but firm, Tell them you're coming in to pick up YOUR Airstream as scheduled (and have alternate financing arranged if you were planning on letting the dealer arrange that.) With that, you could actually call the police if the dealer has sold the unit elsewhere. Selling YOUR trailer (under contract to you) could be perilously close to grand theft.

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I was responding to the original poster at the time you posted. The salesman wants to back out of a contract? Explain the word "Contract" and the words "Breach of Contract" to him/her. If you have a decent consumer protection department in your state - or even just the state corporation commission - or the city business licensing department... threaten to call them. You do have the right to post a totally honest Google review online too.



The salesman MIGHT be hoping you've got a little buyers nerves/remorse or are an easy pushover. There is actually a stronger possibility that they saw how "hot" you were for the Airstream and are trying to jack another couple of thousand out of you. ..................,I'd actually refrain from suggesting that he perform a physically impossible sex act with himself, but seriously, they'd hold YOUR feet to the fire if YOU tried to back out. At a minimum they'd not refund your deposit.)

Be cool but firm, Tell them you're coming in to pick up YOUR Airstream as scheduled (and have alternate financing arranged if you were planning on letting the dealer arrange that.) With that, you could actually call the police if the dealer has sold the unit elsewhere. Selling YOUR trailer (under contract to you) could be perilously close to grand theft.



Best wishes, Paula

Paula - let's just just say that I was thankful that we live two hours from the dealership, or else my Husband would now be in Jail. After receiving the second call from the Salesman, (trying to break the contract) I called the Dealership Finance person who I had already had several "GO" conversations with..... And made our expectations of completing the transaction as agreed upon and without the presence of the salesman at anytime during our signing or walk through.... I really didn't want to have to bail my Hubby outta jail instead of signing papers to buy my airstream. All went well, without any problems, we got her home safely and Are shopping now for a better tow vehicle.
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Maybe that truck could be set up to tow your easy-towing Airstream.
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Maybe that truck could be set up to tow your easy-towing Airstream.

1/2 ton, gas, 2WD, struggles going up huge incline hills. Hubby has his eyes peeled for a used Dodge 2500 4X4 Diesel.
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1/2 ton gas is a good match to 25' Airstream and may work well. Engine size, transmission, axle ratio, tire type and size, properly set up w.d./sway control hitch on a strong hitch receiver, loading, and driving techniques can make all the difference from bad to great experience.
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Congratulations on the new baby. She looks terrific. We're glad that you were able to put that deal to bed. We would love to see more pictures.

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1/2 ton gas is a good match to 25' Airstream and may work well. Engine size, transmission, axle ratio, tire type and size, properly set up w.d./sway control hitch on a strong hitch receiver, loading, and driving techniques can make all the difference from bad to great experience.

We have Equal-i-zer sway control hitch, Truck is a 2006 Chevy Silverado 5.3 auto, is a standard cab, shortbed and has 373 gears, headers, magma-flow exhaust and airbags in rear. We purchase it with intent to be turned into a low ride HotRod pickup, not really as a tow vehicle. The Trailer kind of changed our plans .
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Truck pulls well on flat Highway... But we live on the Northcoast and are surrounded by hills and Mountains and a trip locally (30 minutes any-which-way is no problem), but to explore and go further afield we end up with inclines, declines, mountains, that the Truck doesn't handle the best.... My Husband feels a bit larger used Diesel Truck would make a better fit.... As well as we will utilize it for woodcutting.
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I've posted in other thread my experience with the 5.3 - not a very good tow vehicle due to the low torque of this engine, as well as the poor performance of the GM transmission. If you are going into hill country, you'll love having a diesel pickup.

Now if you are really daring, there is a guy on here that can show you how a properly equipped Honda Odyssey is the best tow vehicle, but keep in mind your trailer is a bit on the small side for that kind of setup.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:49 AM   #28
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KathyH - anything further on the saga from the dealer hassle ? Have you been back to see them after the purchase?
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