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RE: My prediction for the future..

Unless/until a lot of them hit the repossession market, I wonder how low the prices will go. A lot of people are going to be in a position where they can't afford to keep and and can't afford to sell it... Travel trailers financed for 10 years and motor homes financed for 15-20 years, bought at inflated prices mean that, even at current market prices, they will have to bring large sums to the bank to go with what they can sell it for just to pay off the note. I predict the repo market will get very hot in a couple of years. Not sure if/how many banks do short sales on RVs, but I doubt its an option for most. What's going to be interesting is when the new market "bubble" bursts. Obviously when new prices fall, used will have to follow unless new construction quality falls. But its hard to imagine new construction quality falling from where its been for the last few years. Like the housing market, now is the time to sell unless you need to replace. Haven't done much real research because I'm not ready to trade, but my year/model TT is listing on RV Trader for more than I paid for it 3 1/2 years ago. In a few years, I'll be ready to go back to a class A, hopefully we'll be able to trade for reasonable values by then. Until then, we'll hold on to our current TT.
happy2rv 06/25/21 09:56am General RVing Issues
RE: LED Ceiling Lights

Agree with others regarding swapping incandescent lights in place of LEDs. You would need to carefully assess the wire size, fuse size, and heat resistance. If you can find a make or model of the fixture you have it might help. LEDs come in a variety of colors and brightness ratings. However, finding something that would adapt to your existing fixture or be a drop in replacement may be more difficult. Dimmers are an option for some, but not all LED fixtures, but it may be difficult to install a dimmer or dimmers depending on how easy it is to access your wiring. You might be able to install dimmers at the wall switch location depending on how many fixtures you have on a switch and what type of switches you have. In our travel trailer, I moved the over the bed reading lights down below the bedside cabinets and replaced them with different fixtures and dimmers, but these would look quite out of place in the middle of the ceiling.
happy2rv 06/24/21 08:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Refrigerator temp

Lots of factors affect cooling. Is the RV in direct sunlight? Is there any way to shade at least the side the fridge is on? How old is the RV/Fridge? How much has it been operated off level? Running off level doesn't necessarily result in immediate catastrophic failure, but the more it happens, the more damage that's done. Are the outside vents top and bottom clear and free of any debris? As others have suggested, fans in the outside compartment may help. Fans inside the refrigerator can help with even distribution. It's not at all uncommon to have trouble keeping it below 40 with gas absorption refrigerators. Shouldn't be a problem, but more often than not it is, especially in the heat of the day. Many people resort to putting a jug or jugs of water in the freezer at night and moving them to the refrigerator during the day. Again, shouldn't be necessary, but may help. I have to say, I don't miss RV style fridge. When we got our current TT with residential refrigerator, I was worried about batteries lasting during travel, but that hasn't been an issue so far.
happy2rv 05/12/21 06:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Smelly RV propane detector

after a heavy rain this week, I detected a funny smell that seems to be coming from my propane detector. Is it a musty smell? How long after the rain? I'd search for damp/wet musty or molded wood. I can't think of a reason, aside from possible burnt electronics smell if something broke, that a smell would come from the propane detector. I suppose its possible an electrolytic capacitor in the propane detector could have ruptured and could theoretically emit a smell. It shouldn't take much effort to remove the propane detector and check it out outside the RV. As others have already indicated, if its the original detector, it should be replaced anyway.
happy2rv 05/07/21 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
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