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Old 08-03-2018, 11:04 AM   #1
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Wait Time for New Ordered RV

Years ago I ordered a brand new F250 Pick-up truck. It was a new model that everyone wanted and every Ford dealer needed stock for inventory. I was told 6 to 8 weeks but it may be 12 weeks by the time we get it. Well 5 months to the day of ordering it, the dealer received it. What a long wait.

Well moving along to 2018, May 5, I ordered a new Keystone Alpine 5th Wheel and was told 6-8 weeks on May the 5th and its now August 3, 2018 and still no trailer. I was told after it is built it goes to PDI and then after inspection it moves to transportation. According to Keystone the shipper has it as of July 25 and it's marked "HOT" (which means it's a sold ordered unit) but it has not left the yard as of today.

So at least from my experience's, I would not believe what the dealer tells you about an order time line, your almost better off to buy it off the lot unless you can wait and wait......

Camping season in the North East kind of ends November 1 or sooner depending upon where you go, I hope I get some quality time in my new RV in 2018.
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:59 AM   #2
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Keystone makes about a zillion models. I suspect that a certain model has the line set up specifically for that model and they run so many then change over to some other model. I also suspect that unless the dealer called someone large and in charge up in Keystone factory land, he would not have a clue as to where the specific model you ordered would be run. I also suspect the dealer will tell you you could pull the Queen Mary with a VW bug. I also suspect you signed something and gave the dealer a deposit? If you got any info as to the location of the trailer I also suspect you should see it within a few weeks! Good luck.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:19 PM   #3
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We ordered our Avalanche 320RS on Feb. 3rd of last year, and the dealer received it March 10th, so only a wait of 5 weeks. We were a little surprised on how fast it arrived to be honest. I think it depends on a lot of factors, like demand, luck in getting your order in before others arrive, the dealership itself, etc.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:41 PM   #4
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I'd check with the Keystone area rep, to be honest you have NO idea when exactly the dealer might of placed the order. I do know at least one manufacturer shuts down production almost the entire month of July. If they are like most dealers that claim they are "waiting on authorization or parts" that usually means they haven't ordered them yet.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:56 PM   #5
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No matter what the trailer will only be built while they are building the same model. The equipment sets up to make a certain model and after so xxx many they change to another. At least out here they do it that way.
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:38 AM   #6
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Not getting any help from dealer, rep or Keystone (only told by Keystone when it went to shipper July 25, but would not tell me the shippers name) as to when it will be shipped. I contacted each of the shippers in near by Goshen, IN and spoke to dispatch, gave the last 6 of vin number and was told that they did not have it but one, said "That's a Keystone and it left the yard today and will be a dealer on Thursday" , wohoo, will see....
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:16 PM   #7
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I will have a fit if you you don't follow up and let us know when the trailer gets in! Good luck and hope it is this week... btw: noticed you have a 2013 F150... you planning on pulling that Alpine with that little thing? I had a 2013 F150 with the little V6 and it couldn't pulll the tooth on a 7 year old with the tooth hanging out.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:03 PM   #8
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I will include photo's of new unit and will be multiplying the F150 x 2.34 = next year. I park it on a seasonal site when not on the road site seeing the country.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:50 PM   #9
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Well it arrived as I was told on Thursday Morning. Delivery driver told me the driver was hitched up to it on Sunday and had a home emergency and had to respond to,
( hope everything works out OK for that driver)
So the delivery driver had just did a job to Austin Texas and had returned to Indiana for his next load to Oklahoma and the dispatcher asked him to do the New Jersey Load first and would save the Oklahoma run for him as it was near his home town.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:10 PM   #10
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