hi marta and welcome to the forums!
i agree with jim (
1000 posts yahoo!
) and the others who suggest... CONTACT THE DEALER.
but don't 'ask', instead just make it clear that is the total figure you expect to pay.
and clear this up BEFORE the drive to the lot.
the days of 'hidden cost/prep-costs/document costs' are over at good dealerships.
you might have to pay for a temp (30 day) tag
but taxes are a home state issue.
have you contacted the local dmv for sales tax and tag and registration costs
a good dealer should install your hitch
of choice and set up the brake controller
as part of the purchase experience.
you obviously need to buy a hitch and controller somewhere.
great dealers will take the time to dial everything in and test drive
most will fill the lp gas bottles
and include a basic rv starter kit
(hose, tank stuff, slinky)
mine also filled the fridge with drinking water and provided a road atlas and flowers and other goodies.
but more important than this 'total price' issue is this....
DO NOT ACCEPT THE TRAILER IF IT DOESN'T MEET YOUR DELIVERY EXPECTATIONS.
it's our responsibility as customers to firmly expect a good product from the dealers and the company.
-it should be clean
-there shouldn't be any missing or broken bits
-there should be NO loose or shoddy trim
-all the applicances should be intact and operable
-every system should be demonstrated and operated in YOUR presence
-and that goes way beyond flicking on some lights, playing the radio and running the kitchen tap
windows, blinds, locks, outlets, drains, hvac, appliances, jacks, brakes, antenna, a/v, steps, marker lights...
this time a year and considering where you live the unit should get winterized
before your trip home...
and if it is already winterized, that should be UNDONE so you can use/check all the plumbing systems
in the lot.
or the dealer should demonstrate HOW to winterize it...
and i'd request they INSTALL an antifreeze by-pass kit
-you should really spend at least one night at the dealership
, play camping.
in fact i'd suggest NOT sign
ing the final paperwork until the morning after
sleeping on the lot.
don't be worried about losing your deposit. a salesperson (in this era) would be crazy to suggest that.
it's easy to get giddy with enthusiasm over a bright shinny new trailer, but take a breath and carefully inspect this thing.
after you sign, any un resolved problems are YOURS along with the trailer.
your greatest ability to negotiate is BEFORE it's yours.