200 grand for a E450! I kept thinking it was a typo, there is no way on earth I’d pay that for a class C.
Those are absurd prices on the new units. You don't need a dealer network that inflates prices, in the age of the internet. My bet is that most RV shoppers look for and then select the unit they want by looking online. A dealer just adds unnecessary cost. Some of the biggest success stories of current marketing has eliminated middlemen. What Phoenix Cruiser just did is add to their cost without adding to the value of their fantastic product.I owned a diesel Chinook Concourse for 14 years. It was a great unit that I put 120,000 miles on without ANY repairs. Chinook was among the oldest U.S. brand names in the RV industry and built quality RVs. Chinook RV, a division of Trail Wagons, Inc. was a family-owned and operated manufacturer of relatively short-length, high-quality Class C (Class B+) recreational vehicles. Chinooks, like Phoenix Cruisers now, were once considered “The Sports Car of Motorhomes” until the company’s demise in 2005. Ultimately they simply priced themselves out of business, by upping prices and later reducing quality. I hope the new strategy shown by Phoenix Cruiser does not create similar results. I appreciate the former "factory purchase" policy of the PC brand and want to see the company prosper. But the web advertising and website of PC was terrible. The old and still present PC website can not be found in the first 10 pages any Google search of word choice of B, B+ or C motor homes, Campers Inn doesn't do a better job with web searches because I also never saw their site come up in the first 10 pages. I stopped at the first 10 pages in both seaches so I'm not sure if PC or Campers Inn every locates an actual Phoenix Cruiser. IMO better internet site improvements along with key words, link baiting, using alt tags and constantly updating the site with unique data would do more to enhance PC sales than a dealer upping prices by 20%.