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Old 05-02-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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I have my 07 Safari at a RV shop in San Antonio for some minor problems one of which was a loose kitchen faucet. To replace the faucet they gave me a price of $450.00 just for the faucet. Needless to say we told them we would supply the faucet. My wife found the same faucet at Lowe's for $82.00. That was quite a mark up.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:42 PM   #2
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:55 PM   #3
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I think I'd be thanking them for their time and tell them to get the heck off my AS. That's outrageous. Was it the platinum faucet or what? Sheesh
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:41 AM   #4
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Thumbs up replacing kitchen faucet

I replaced the faucet in my 01 classic using Moen's lifetime warranty and it cost me nada, as in nothing ! Was your's a Moen and if so, did you check out their warranty ?
I called their customer service told them that the faucet was bad and they sent a new one out and didn't want the old one back, now that is great customer service in my opinion ! [ the list price was over $300.00 ]
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:30 AM   #5
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Those people must be insane! Glad you got out of there ASAP.

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Old 05-03-2014, 06:06 AM   #6
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By a strange coincidence, I had to replace a Moen faucet in an CCD yesterday. I looked at the price sticker, and decided I needed to go get a velvet cushion to carry it out to the trailer. The reason I am bringing this up: Our cost was 81% of the amount on the sticker. We got it from Airstream, and after doing a little research, I found the same, or nearly identical, faucets for about half that price. So, the huge price may not be all the dealer's doing. If Airstream charged them, say, $350, and they used even a below-standard markup ratio, it would be the price quoted.
Long story short, in many cases the high price is not something the dealer has absolute control over.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:34 AM   #7
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Be careful of the facet you get. Some now have a thermostat controlled mixing spring in then that do not always work well with low flow water systems.
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