Originally Posted by Jake21
My wife and I are thinking of getting an Interstate and I was hoping to get some feedback on a few questions.
The dealer we visited let it be known that MSRP is not what we would pay. I didn't get a quote yet as we are just starting to look. Is there a normal discount off MSRP that we can look forward to? What did you pay for your Interstate?
We are thinking of doing some 3-5 week tours of the US and Canada. The Interstate seems like a perfect fit for us and our dogs. It would be nice if the awning had screened sides as well. Is there a company that already does this or should I do it on my own.
Thanks for the info. I'm sure more questions will ome up in the future and I appreciate any feedback I get here.
In paying attention to what people claim to get off MSRP for B vans I would think you should shoot for 15 - 20% off. I suspect if you make an offer of 20% you would probably work your way down to a compromise at 15%. I would be prepared to keep looking if you can't get that. I got 23% off in buying the last Sprinter from an RV dealer desiring to get out of the motorized business to go back exclusively to trailers, 5th wheelers and pickup truck campers. It was also in January.
It is not unusual for the actual van to be the prior year to the conversion year. They don't go hand in hand in years just because of the logistics. For instance right now almost all advertised 2007 conversions are based on the 2006 Sprinter because none of the converters have the 2007 (all new model) yet.
Most all the B vans I looked at had a Fiamma awning. Airstream and all the converters use third party equipment. Mostly just the interior cabinetry and finishing is created in their factory. So if it is a Fiamma awning, Fiamma makes a Florida room enclosure for it. Here it is...
Fiamma Florida Room