(half rant, half question) First, let me say I've never been to a dealership to look at a camper. I've only owned two: one inherited, one purchased from a private party. Found a nice looking hybrid at a decent price on a dealer's website, then made the trek to look at it. It was a nice unit, at a reasonable price, so we sat down to make a deal. The camper was listed at $6500, so I offered $6500 out the door (tax, title, license included). Well, after the requisite visit to the sales manager to talk about last night's ball game while pretending to argue my offer, they came back with a ridiculous counter offer ($9200). Part of the counter offer was $1200 for a "prep fee" which included an inspection, checking the battery, and topping off the propane tank. There were some other things included, but nothing that, IMO, shouldn't have already been done before they put the unit on the sales lot. When I said I didn't want the "prep package," I was informed that it's not an option. They will not sell a camper without it. So is this practice common in the industry? Should I automatically add an extra thousand to the advertised price of a dealer camper before deciding to look at it, or is it just a deceptive way to lure potential buyers into the lot?