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    Question about solitude school

    I am almost an owner, ironing out the specifics now..... Just a question about a charge they are saying is for battery,propane, certification for the appliances and solitude school? What is it and why do I pay for it? Anyone else pay for school? My last camper they did not charge separate for the battery or the propane or the appliance cert and they showed us how to work everything with no charge, so I am confused? Is this new with grand design? Thanks for any and all responses.

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    Re: Question about solitude school

    [quote author=sjegee1 link=topic=442.msg3126#msg3126 date=1393616622]
    I am almost an owner, ironing out the specifics now..... Just a question about a charge they are saying is for battery,propane, certification for the appliances and solitude school? What is it and why do I pay for it? Anyone else pay for school? My last camper they did not charge separate for the battery or the propane or the appliance cert and they showed us how to work everything with no charge, so I am confused? Is this new with grand design? Thanks for any and all responses.

    Jeanette
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    Hi Jeanette,
    We just purchased our Solitude on the 26th and didn't have to pay for any of those charges... that we know of.
    There was no mention of "Solitude School" either.

    We live in California so maybe it's different in another state.

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    Re: Question about solitude school

    I bought my Solitude a year ago in Maryland and I did not pay any of those charges unless it was in the price of the RV, but those charges were never mentioned separately.

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    Re: Question about solitude school

    All that should be included. Sounds like the dealer didn't want to itemize 'extra profit'.

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    Re: Question about solitude school

    Let me get this straight. The dealer wants to charge you for the battery , the propane in the tanks , appliance certs (seriously??) and Solitude school? Seriously???!! Solitude school? If these charges are in addition to the price of the unit itself, I might be looking to buy my Solitude elsewhere.
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    [quote author=thompsons 369rl link=topic=442.msg3133#msg3133 date=1393636502]
    Let me get this straight. The dealer wants to charge you for the battery , the propane in the tanks , appliance certs (seriously??) and Solitude school? Seriously???!! Solitude school? If these charges are in addition to the price of the unit itself, I might be looking to buy my Solitude elsewhere.
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    Re: Question about solitude school

    Dealers can charge for those items if they want to. Most don't, but some do.

    Never heard of Solitude school. unless they consider a walk through on the unit as School..
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    Re: Question about solitude school

    Welcome to the forum Jeanette!

    I would think most dealers would combine all those charges under "Dealer Prep".

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    Re: Question about solitude school

    All of that was included in the purchase price, except the school, which I have never heard of.
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    Re: Question about solitude school

    There are lt.'s of names for different "fees and profit centers". It's also called PDI on some deals. It's all the same as "Dealer Prep" on new cars. The factory pays the dealer to inspect and prep and repair any defects before you take delivery. Sometimes the dealer will try to charge you as well. I just told our dealer to take it off the deal since I knew they were getting paid for it already. I'm surprised your dealer even said they were going to charge you for training on the rig. I've never heard of such a thing, but I guess it depends on where you are. I'm not sure. Good luck with that and I hope you get it taken off.
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