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Old 03-16-2015, 07:53 PM   #21
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Thanks! I'm looking at purchasing a 2015 27FB and was hoping to get an idea at what a fair offer was. This thread was helpful! Sounds like 20% off MSRP is a good offer.
First Airstream? You will love it! Weather here in OH has finally started to warm up, prepping for our first trip. Can't wait
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:30 PM   #22
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First Airstream? You will love it! Weather here in OH has finally started to warm up, prepping for our first trip. Can't wait
First Airstream purchase yes! Grew up camping in them with my grandparents. Hope to continue the tradition with my kiddos.

Oh that's great that you guys are getting some warmer temps finally! Hope your trip is soon!
It was 95 degrees here today in Southern California I can't wait to back an airstream up to some water and play!
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:03 PM   #24
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We've been able to get 20% off on our last 2 new AS's.
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Chaseav. Sorry didn't notice the question. Had a f150 crew cab platinum version with @1400 payload capacity. Fixed the problem by getting a gmc 2500 crew cab duramax with @2200 payload capacity. Put the propane tank back on. 😊
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We've been able to get 20% off on our last 2 new AS's.
Great to know! Thanks!
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:11 AM   #27
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Local dealer relationship. In some parts of the country that is important... But if you in Ohio, not so much. Max distance from the PA border on the Lake to the mothership? Four hours if you're dawdling. Howard? 100 miles from Jackson Center on country roads. Watch out for Amish road apples.

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Old 04-01-2015, 07:06 PM   #28
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Hi Paula,

We bought from Haydocy in Columbus. Experience there was good - Eric the main salesman is a lot of fun. So far Danielle has performed well apart from the water heater that I think has a faulty circuit board. I'm carrying a spare and don't intend to go back to the dealer with this issue. It's a 3+ hour round trip for a 10 minute "fix" - not worth my time.

On our first trip now at Cedarville State Forest near DC. Still a bit chilly (10F and snow the day we left Ohio) but is warming up nicely. Pretty much had the campsite to ourselves for the first few days, starting to fill up now, Friday is forecast to be 77F.

We love our Airstream, tows like a dream with the Cayenne, got a little over 17 mpg on the way down.....planning next trip now....ha, ha 😄

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Old 10-14-2015, 06:16 PM   #29
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This is a very informative thread. We are looking at a 2015 27FB International at our local dealer. Since it is so late in the season (the 2016s are now heading our way), would it be reasonable to ask for a lower discount than 20% off the MSRP? If so, what would be a reasonable discount? The unit we are looking at is the last 27FB on the lot. Any guidance would be appreciated.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:32 PM   #30
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This is a very informative thread. We are looking at a 2015 27FB International at our local dealer. Since it is so late in the season (the 2016s are now heading our way), would it be reasonable to ask for a lower discount than 20% off the MSRP? If so, what would be a reasonable discount? The unit we are looking at is the last 27FB on the lot. Any guidance would be appreciated.
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You can always ask for more! The worst they can do is say no.

Odds are good a 2015 27FB International will remain on someone's lot after the holidays (maybe even the one you're looking at). The dealer likely wants to close a deal before 12/31 so it counts toward annual sales production. So if you can risk it not being available, offer a price you're comfortable with and be willing to walk away if not agreeable. I wouldn't expect 50% (though you can ask for anything) but 23-27% might be doable for a year ender. Maybe even more if it's still on the lot January 1. Just depends on your level of "need" vs risk tolerance to lose out on a 20% deal now...

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Fyi, the local dealer near Seattle ran an ad in the paper this week. One featured item was a 2015 27FB. They were asking 21% off MSRP.
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Old 10-15-2015, 12:08 AM   #32
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Hi Lisa
If it was me I would also shop around. Is the dealer your local guy? If it is, play him against the guys in Portland or Seattle. Airstream North West has a ton of 2015 inventory. We were at the Portland location a couple weeks ago and it was insane the number of units they had on the ground.
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:38 AM   #33
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Keep in mind that if you get a bunch off on "last years" model it's because it has already depreciated down quite a bit. So if you're financing or don't plan to keep it literally for a decade, you'll be an extra model year behind in depreciation. Also, a 2015 has the potential to have been sitting on the lot for over a year at this point or at least rolled off the production line that long ago. Theoretically it could have a longer squawk list to get covered under warranty. Lastly, I'd encourage you to buy from your closest dealer... I've been surprised how often I've had to go back for warranty stuff and having an established relationship there helps. If you burnt them on a deal and bought from the further away dealer to save a couple bucks, they're not go to try to impress you on their service.
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Keep in mind that if you get a bunch off on "last years" model it's because it has already depreciated down quite a bit. So if you're financing or don't plan to keep it literally for a decade, you'll be an extra model year behind in depreciation. Also, a 2015 has the potential to have been sitting on the lot for over a year at this point or at least rolled off the production line that long ago. Theoretically it could have a longer squawk list to get covered under warranty. Lastly, I'd encourage you to buy from your closest dealer... I've been surprised how often I've had to go back for warranty stuff and having an established relationship there helps. If you burnt them on a deal and bought from the further away dealer to save a couple bucks, they're not go to try to impress you on their service.
Such good advise! I didn't think about the service part!
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Old 10-15-2015, 12:08 PM   #35
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I suspect the discount on any 2015 would be very dependent on the model, highly desirable or less so. The 27FB is IMO, one of the most desirable models, thus in October of this year, now, I would purchase at 22% but start by offering an "out the door price" of 22% off the MSRP. This means the dealer has to eat all the taxes, tag, etc. Makes the selling price maybe 25% off.

One idea when negotiating an "out the door" price is that the seller gets caught in the same psychological trap as buyers usually do when a price is agreed upon and we find tax, tags, DOC fees, ADM, prep, and other stuff is added after we agreed to purchase the unit.

I always like to think about what I could sell a newly purchased anything for, helps me to understand what I am getting into.
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Another thought on service - most systems in the AS are standard fare - any RV dealer can handle them. The big difference is AS specific issues like skins/body, frame, etc. my "local" dealer (2 hour drive each way) doesn't have as much experience as Colonial (4 hour drive each way) or Jackson Center (an overnight trip) so I had some warranty work done at the mothership and some post-warranty work done at Colonial - the extra driving ended up being fun and worth it. Now for simple third party stuff, I work with a local RV dealer and anything serious will be Colonial or the Mothership. Shouldn't be a problem to buy and service at a greater distance but maybe I just love lugging the Tin Goat around with me too much 😃
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Thank you to all for the sound advice. Yes, we are looking at our local dealership, where we also bought our 2008 back in 2008. We are still happy with our current Airstream, but the queen size, walk-around bed would be nice. We can easily "walk away" if we don't feel happy with the price. Right now, the price is in the neighbourhood of 10% off the MSRP. The salesman (whom we purchased from originally) said that the dealer would match any price we found elsewhere (+ the exchange rate, which is exorbitant right now.) I don't feel the price is where we want to be at the end of the model year. And yes, we have also noticed things that need to be repaired due to wear & tear while sitting on the lot. I will continue my search for comparable units at other dealers to see if I can present the prices to our salesman.

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Very informative thread/info. Thank you to everyone who shared their wisdom. Is there a particular time of the year, like right after summer, to buy one? Besides the end of year sales? Are dealers willing to negotiate on next years models? When are the next years models available? Do they have a certain time of the year when AS announces their upcoming models?

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New model production begins in mid May for the following year, I believe. AS in my experience gives little information out on new models, and it is generally difficult to discover exactly what options are available .

Pricing, as has been suggested, almost always in the 18% off retail, possibly more for unsold inventory of previous year models in November, December.




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Hmmm . . . maybe we will wait till the snow flies. We are in no hurry. We won't be travelling anywhere in the winter. We got far less than 18% off our first AS, so we won't easily hand over money this time.
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