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    Posted: 07 Apr 2022 at 10:02am
This has me concerned.  I just put down a deposit with them.  We were looking for a 180.  I could only find a few used in the entire country that was 2020 or newer.  Local dealer said they don't have one on order for the next 10 weeks.  RV nation had one that would arrive from factory in about 2 weeks with a lower price than the few used ones available.  Hoping for the best, but lets face it, these trailers are not known for quality.  Glad I am handy with tools.
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I purchased a 180 back in 2016 from Couch and my experience wasn’t that great but the price was thousands cheaper. I don’t have an rpod dealer near me so I decided to purchase again from Couch’s. Again they beat everyone’s price by thousands. Hopefully my rpod 202 experience will be better. If not, my own fault.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NewEnglandah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Dec 2020 at 9:29pm
Originally posted by Colonel Podder

Hello NewEnglandah,

You may already be aware of this, but if you want the 195 by summer you may need to order real soon. I am hearing six month wait times on orders placed now. Our 196 has been on order since 9/8/2020, it is expected to arrive in February, unless delays push it out further. This is at my local dealer, yours may have better news?

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Thanks, Colonel Podder...

We are definitely aware of the current timelines and are hopeful production will eventually catch up with the increased demand spurred the pandemic. If not, we are prepared to wait however long it takes for our Podding adventure to begin.
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X2 what Stephen H said. Forest River gave us some choices, one of the closest was another dealer who has been excellent to work with.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Colonel Podder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Dec 2020 at 7:07pm
Originally posted by NewEnglandah

We don't plan on ordering our R-pod 195 until late spring or summer 2021, but curiosity got the better of me and I shot Couch's a quote request. I expected them to come in for thousands less than the "local" authorized dealers and they did. But factoring in the 1,800-mile round trip required to pick it up from them in Ohio, not to mention everything I've read here and elsewhere about dealing with Couch's, we won't be buying from them. Not no way, not no how.

Hello NewEnglandah,

You may already be aware of this, but if you want the 195 by summer you may need to order real soon. I am hearing six month wait times on orders placed now. Our 196 has been on order since 9/8/2020, it is expected to arrive in February, unless delays push it out further. This is at my local dealer, yours may have better news?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote NewEnglandah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Dec 2020 at 3:45pm
Point well taken, Jay. I use every available weapon in my arsenal when negotiating, and the Couch's quote is one of them. Even taking the COVID effect into account, some dealers are bound to have units they're anxious to move, and if they aren't willing to come down from the MSRP by 20 to 30 percent, they won't be moving those units to me.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Dec 2020 at 3:40pm
But you may want to use the Couch's quote as part of your negotiating with your local dealer.  Not necessary to match the quote but make the price more reasonable, everything considered.  That is what I did and you would be surprised how it works and also closing toward the end of the month and picking the trailer up (getting it off their lot) before the end of the month.  Maybe this year all this posturing will not work because of the shortages and long delivery wait time in the RV industry.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NewEnglandah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Dec 2020 at 3:24pm
We don't plan on ordering our R-pod 195 until late spring or summer 2021, but curiosity got the better of me and I shot Couch's a quote request. I expected them to come in for thousands less than the "local" authorized dealers and they did. But factoring in the 1,800-mile round trip required to pick it up from them in Ohio, not to mention everything I've read here and elsewhere about dealing with Couch's, we won't be buying from them. Not no way, not no how.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote crazycoyote Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 2020 at 9:11pm
Back in Arizona for the winter season. That  is why I bought from Cheyenne Camper Sales in Walcot, Iowa. No problems, strait sales price, lots of Pods in stock. Greatest dealer I ever dealt with, and I bought many in my lifetime.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote StephenH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Aug 2020 at 1:29pm
Contract the RPod warranty department at Forest River and have them send you a list of shops that are qualified to do warranty work. Then you can be sure FR will recognize the shop and I think it will simplify getting the warranty work done.
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