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Why It’s Better To Watch Super Bowl XLVIII From Your Forest River Berkshire

2014 Forest River Berkshire 400QL
2014 Forest River Berkshire 400QL

It’s Super Bowl week!  For all of you football fanatics out there, the glamor of the Super Bowl and all the hype surrounding the game (perhaps the greatest QB of all time and the league’s record setting offense going up against one of the up and coming, play-making QB’s and the NFL’s top defense and the first ever cold weather Super Bowl.  Whew, that was a lot.) takes some of the focus away from the fact that it’s almost February and we’re cold.  Like, really cold.  But we’re men (and very strong women)!  We’re not going to let a little weather get in the way of traveling up to the Meadowlands and having an awesome tailgate in our motor home.  Wait? What’s that you say? Metlife Stadium isn’t allowing any tailgating before the game?  And tickets cost how much?!   Ah, don’t worry about any of those things.  Read on because we’re about to tell you exactly why it’s better to enjoy the entire experience of the spectacle that is the Super Bowl from the plush confines of your Forest River Berkshire rather than being at the game.

Tickets are insanely expensive

The cheapest ticket to this Super Bowl on StubHub is around $1,600 for nosebleed seats.  With 20 year financing at 5.99%, that’s more than your monthly Berkshire payment.  And if you plan on bringing the family along for the ride then you may be spending almost a years’ worth of payments on one football game! Is your company thinking about getting a suite to entertain some of your biggest clients?  No biggie, it’ll only run you around $500,000.  What?! That is completely ridiculous (unless the Eagles are in the Super Bowl, then you gladly dish out half a mil).  You could buy two Forest River Berkshire 400QL’s with that kind of cash which will bring you way more than one evenings worth of enjoyment.

Concessions are also insanely expensive

With the combination of already extremely inflated prices for drinks (both alcoholic and non) and food at NFL stadiums around the country, let’s now combine that with the fact that this is the Super Bowl and it’s in North Jersey.  Beers are regularly a measly $14.  And that’s not even for good beer, we’re talking about Bud Light here, people.  Hungry? $6 hot dogs, $11 chicken fingers, and $10 Sloppy Joe’s are bountiful at Metlife Stadium.  So let’s do some simple math.  You, your wife, and 2 kids go to the game.  Each kid eats chicken fingers and drinks 2 sodas, the adults have 2 or 3 beers a piece and 2 hot dogs each, you grab a game program, and hats for the kids…plus tickets.  Total bill (not including possible hotel, parking, and other transportation costs or Super Bowl inflation) = approximately $6,500.  Highly doubtful you’ll spend anywhere close to that eating awesome, healthy food and snacks you prepared in your Berkshire diesel that has more counter space than your kitchen at home, a full sized refrigerator, a gas stove, and a convection microwave.  Not to mention that it’s beautifully crafted and features LG HI-MACS solid surface countertops and a gorgeous tile backsplash.

Cooking fresh, quality food is so much better than eating junk at a stadium

Forest River Berkshire Kitchen
Forest River Berkshire Kitchen

As we just mentioned, the Forest River Berkshire 400QL has an amazing kitchen and appliances and the food at Metlife stadium, while tasty, isn’t exactly what you would call “high quality”.  So put that kitchen to work cooking up Super Bowl favorites that the family will love.  Check out these recipes and ideas from Food Network.  Oh, and we doubt you’ll spend anywhere near the cash you would drop at the game.

Your Forest River Berkshire is far more comfortable than sitting in seats so high up that you can use the moon as an armrest

Forest River Berkshire Living Area
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The Forest River Berkshire 400QL has 2 LCD TV’s, an L shaped couch, a booth dinette, a fire place, and heat!  None of those things will be available to you at Metlife Stadium, unless of course you opt for the luxury suite package in the $500k range.  Don’t forget, the captain’s chairs spin around to face the living area to add some extra seating for your family and guests.

 

So if you happen to be in the market for Super Bowl tickets, think twice before you purchase, because you may be missing an amazing opportunity to bring the family closer together and add an element of luxury to your life that has no equal.  Oh, and by the way, Forest River is currently offering a $10,000 Factory Rebate on all 2014 Berkshire and Charleston models and a $5,000 Factory Rebate on 2014 Legacy’s! Call us for details!

We almost forgot!  Dylans RV Center will be featured on FOX’s Good Day Philadelphia tomorrow and Wednesday where the show will be broadcasting from our 2014 Entegra Anthem!

Do you have questions about purchasing a new or pre-owned motorhome or just about the RV lifestyle in general? If so, please contact us so we can answer all of your questions and concerns!

 

 

Show Ponies

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Dylans RV is excited to report that we will be attending the 2014 Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa and the New Jersey RV & Camping Show in Edison this week!  We always love the opportunity to head (up or down) to the shows to meet the other dealers, check out the vendors (Tampa show vendors/Edison show vendors), see all of the awesome motor homes on display, and of course offer our customers amazing deals exclusively for the shows.  And, hey, a break from this weather may not be the worst thing in the world either.  70 Degrees in Tampa, baby!  Who cares if the drive is over 1,000 miles and about 15 hours?  Have you SEEN our ride??

Take a quick look at what we’ll be packing at each show…

Edison Show

2014 Entegra Coach Anthem

2014 Forest River Berkshire

2014 Forest River Charleston

2014 Forest River Legacy

2014 Newmar Dutch Star

2014 Newmar Ventana

2014 Newmar Canyon Star

Tampa Show

2014 Show Hauler MotorCoach Bunk Model

Going to RV shows is a huge part of being a member of the RV community for both buyers and sellers, but they can become overwhelming quickly.  The Tampa show alone exceeded 54,000 attendees last January.   Staggering attendance numbers like that have most dealers licking their chops and for good reason.  If sales is a numbers game then the odds are certainly in a dealers favor at shows like Tampa and Edison to strike a couple deals.  However, all the hype surrounding the “blowout deals” and “slashed sticker prices” can easily get a show-goers head in a fog and make them feel like they are being pressured into buying something.  Purchasing a motor home should be a fun and relaxing experience.  You’re most likely buying it to use for leisurely activities, so make sure you’re doing business with a dealer that can bring a laid back vibe to the otherwise hectic atmosphere a show can bring.

Here’s a few quick tips to remember when shopping for a motor home at a show…

Run from pushy dealers.  If you start to get the feeling that the dealer representative you’re speaking with is really pushing hard to sell you, it’s probably in your best interest to move on.  People at an RV show don’t want to be sold, they’re already sold…they’re at an RV show!  No, these people want to be educated.  A dealer should be going out of their way to thoroughly explain to you all of the reasons why a particular coach does or doesn’t make sense for you.  There’s nothing better than working with a dealer who genuinely has your best interest in mind and wants to deliver an exceptional customer experience.  Those things show and consumers absolutely recognize them.  Plus, there are far too many dealers at an RV show to feel like you’re stuck with one that you don’t love.

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Ask tons of questions (and jot down the answers!).  We just figured out that you’re at the show to be educated on the newest product lines and their features, so get all of the info you can possibly gather while you’re there.  Any dealer worth a lick will go out of their way to make sure that you don’t have a single question before you leave.  That way you’ll have a much clearer idea of what type of unit best suits you and your family, and the dealer will know what inventory they have available to accommodate you

Know your trade information.  Information is key when negotiating a deal, so have intimate knowledge of your trade when speaking with a dealer.  The less information you have to provide the dealer with, the lower your trade-in value will be estimated.  Without all the specifics, the dealer will have to shoot you a low ball number to avoid the most amount of potential risk.  Make sure you have all of the details about your trade so you get less headache, get a fair offer, and get closer to making a deal.

Make sure you’re prepared before you make the trip to a show this year so you can get exactly what you want at the right price.  And remember, don’t get sold, get educated.

Are you a football fan? Excited for The Big Game on Feb. 2 at The Meadow Lands? Show us your best end zone touchdown dance in a short 10-15 second video for a chance to win a $250 Dylans RV Center gift card!  Click here for more details.

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Do you have questions about purchasing a new or pre-owned motor home or just about the RV lifestyle in general? If so, please contact us so we can answer all of your questions and concerns!