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Old 05-04-2016, 12:24 PM
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That nose cone is too futuristic looking for my taste.
Or maybe I'm jealous.
 
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Great rig! There is one here in Corpus that's been for sale for almost 2 years. Maybe they will come off it big time. I was surprised at how much you could save some high end Fifth wheels after the 5 year mark. Unfortunately most look extremely dated at that point, but I found the 2011 Heartland Landmark is a beauty! Even at 5 yrs old.

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Here's the link to the Cardinal here
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Justin,

That is a nice looking rig. Thing is that improvements get made every year. The price point of these things is not for the faint of heart, but I want to buy the "last one" next. may not be the last one, but dont want buyers remorse either a year later.
 
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That happens a lot Dave. We are on out third new one since 2011 and are finally where we want to be. I wish we started here...
 
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Also, i have the 5th wheel prep on my 2016. Not sure which hitch to go with. Dont think I need a slider, but not even sure on that either. I want something I can remove and have a clean bed to haul stuff.

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B&W hitch is US Made and over built........
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The Cardinal is an excellent 5th wheel.........
 
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great looking rv
 
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Old 05-05-2016, 06:36 AM
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thanks for the feedback on the hitches. I've had my eye on the B&W for a long time so you all just confirm what I've been thinking. I like that it comes out in two pieces, easier to remove in the non-camping months. Is that all that I need? Or are there adapters needed to make it connect to the 5th wheel hitch prep? Sorry if that's a dumb question, this is my first fifth wheel.


Companion OEM - 5th Wheel Hitch - Fits Ford Puck System | Puck Mounted Attachment | THE B&W ADVANTAGE
 
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No adapter needed and yes it's two pieces to make handling easy. You drop the base into your OEM pucks and turn the handles to lock in place. Then you put the hitch head on top. Easy as can be. I can take mine in and out in less than a minute leaving a nice flat bed floor.

You getting closer to pulling the trigger Dave?
 
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Still waiting on the dealer's initial offer. Oddly, I talked to them on Tuesday, and I expected them to get back to me pretty quickly. Told him I'd like to see something before we make the 1 hour drive this coming Saturday to do another walk through. There is another identical one in the vicinity EXCEPT for the full body paint. Might go take a peek at that one too. From the dealers photo's not crazy about the standard look, but could be the photo's too.

If we are able to come together on the numbers, I want to pull the trigger to be able to have it before Memorial day weekend camping.

I guess I am going to have to call the sales guy back to ask where the deal is. I was trying to avoid that, and not tip our hand on intentions. I am not necessarily the best negotiator. I buy all my cars on X-PLAN, so not a lot of negotiating needed there.
 
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On the full body paint, it's only partially about looks for me. Perhaps the bigger part is upkeep. No black streaks, faded or peeling decals, or oxidizing fiberglass. Wax it once a year and it just looks new all the time. Even after sitting out all winter ours looked like it did the day we picked it up this spring. My last three RV's were standard fiberglass and even when new required a LOT more work to keep looking nice. (And still didn't look nearly as good...)

On negotiating, you don't. You just tell them the price you are going to pay. Either they take it or they leave it. They will lie and say it's under their cost, loosing money, etc... blah blah blah. It would seem that everything I buy, and I buy a lot, the dealer has lost money. Um sure... That line is SOP. Anyways, they will likely decline initially and this is where it gets difficult. DO NOT call them back first. It's a game of chicken to see who blinks. Either they will take the deal and will call you or they won't in which case there is no reason to call them. 35% off can be found elsewhere. You know it and they know it. However, if you call them back first, they will sense urgency on your part and it WILL cost you money.
 
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Thanks Rodney. That's the kind of help I was looking for. I will sit back, and wait for him to call me then. No actual pricing has been discussed yet other than me telling the sales guy that they are going to have to improve on the price they have listed on the internet listing.
 
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The way I have handled the waiting game in a situation like yours is simple. Wait like Rodney said, or push them. When we got ours they priced prettu good right of the bat. But there was room. I called and said, I can get it for $xx,xxx at xxxx dealer right now. I'd like to buy from you, but for the savings I will go there. So it's simple. Sell it, or don't. I had the green light 5 minutes later...
 
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I get that. The problem is that I am still waiting for an initial quote. I didn't come out of the box in my initial conversation with him with what I was willing to pay. So, here I sit.
 
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I didn't either. I just made them aware I had a number elsewhere and was ready to move for the right deal.
 
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So, in my current situation, do I wait for them to contact me? See, this is the part of the "games" that I am not fluent in, and don't want to mess things up. Seems like a dance of sorts.
 
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