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RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

Thank you for all the kind words. I will take a picture and post it tomorrow. It makes no sense whatsoever. This "rule" is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of. Why not just have something like "All rigs over 10 years old subject to inspection?"
restlessways 11/11/21 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RVs over 10 years old are valueless

I have a 15 year old 5th wheel in perfect condition, but I am no longer allowed in RV parks - the same parks which allowed me in last year. They're all citing "the 10 year rule." Therefore, this 5th wheel serves no purpose anymore as I cannot travel with it. I am done RVing. Rant off.
restlessways 11/11/21 03:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Opinions on lightweight portable inverter/generators

I was reading this thread and just thought I'd chime in. 4 years ago I bought a Westinghouse 2400. POS. It was surging from day 1, and would shut down at times due to vapor lock or some other issue. I tried their tech support which was beyond useless. Some idiot reading from a manual telling me to take things apart when I didn't even have any replacement parts, etc. I ended up returning it to HD and buying a Honda 2200. I use the Honda every day in the summer not only to power my 5th wheel on my summer property, but to run power tools as well. Conservatively, I would estimate the hours to be well over 2,500 at this point. The only issues it ever had was a fuel leak from an improperly tightened screw from the factory, and a worn out pull cord which I replaced myself. I would never buy another brand.
restlessways 11/03/21 05:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

Oh, and I wouldn't consider $1400 or even $4000 as "hyperinflating." A 2016 Arctic Fox 1140, mint condition, was listed for $25,000 last year and sat for months. I have no idea how much it sold for. A 2017 AF 1140 was listed at $35,000 this year and sold in a day. $10,000/$25,000 = A 40% price increase on a used camper in a year. That's hyperinflation in my book.
restlessways 03/24/21 12:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

Looks like a popular subject. Thanks for the replies. Lots of differing opinions. I'm going to go ahead and believe that it's not "different this time" and that we're going to see some pretty cheap RVs in the coming years. Historically, they are one of the worst financial "investments" a person could make insofar as depreciation is concerned. I see a lot of money going up in smoke. As a cash buyer, now isn't my time. In the future, it will be. I'm going to put some money into my 5th wheel this summer and continue to use it. According to NADA guides, it has only depreciated $2,500 in the past 8+ years. That's like $26 and change per month. Hah! And as a full-timer I have used this thing more than most people.
restlessways 03/23/21 01:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

Yeah, I was going to buy a new camper but I just can't justify the price. I think I'll use the 5th wheel this summer and sell it off in the fall and wait a year or so to buy something else. I like to "buy low, sell high," and that's the opposite of what's going on right now. I think there will be a ton of cheap RVs in the future. It feels like the market is slowing down a bit, my local dealer has a few more used units than they did a couple months ago, but prices are still high. Don't count on buying anything at NADA book value these days. And while it used to be that the dealer advertised price was just the upper starting price and you can talk it down, it's the opposite now. I called a dealer about a unit that was advertised to see if he'd come down in price at all. He apologized about not taking the ad down sooner, it was already sold for cash price 10% over their advertised price since a couple people got into a bidding war. I'll give it a year and check back to see how the market is doing. There are very few used campers I see that I'd even be interested in. Most are rotboxes. This guy wants $15,000 for a mold infested, delaminated POS. Are people really that stupid to even buy something like this? I wouldn't want it at any price. It's ruined. https://redding.craigslist.org/rvs/d/red-bluff-cab-over-camper/7286468216.html
restlessways 03/22/21 10:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

Prices are shooting up because everyone has decided that RVing is better than dealing with the Rona rules with Hotels and what not, plus the general fear of the disease in using a living space that already has a bad rap for cleanliness. I'm hoping to get my swap work done as soon as I can to sell off mr. KIT while the rush is still on in hopes of moving it on to a new home easier. Yeah, I was going to buy a new camper but I just can't justify the price. I think I'll use the 5th wheel this summer and sell it off in the fall and wait a year or so to buy something else. I like to "buy low, sell high," and that's the opposite of what's going on right now. I think there will be a ton of cheap RVs in the future.
restlessways 03/22/21 09:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

I wish we had a "like" button here. Well for some strange reason the MSRP ‘add on’ for camper that I’ve had my eye on for the last month inexplicably just went up by a whopping $1400 dollars - what gives?? Welcome to my world. I had received a quote on an Arctic Fox 990 last year, and called them back this year and it's gone up $4,000 for the same rig. Yeah, that's sustainable.
restlessways 03/22/21 06:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

I've been looking for months for a clean, used truck camper at a reasonable price and I have found nothing. For kicks I looked up the value of my 5th wheel, which I purchased almost 10 years ago, and the NADA price is almost up to what I paid for it at that time. It's insanity.
restlessways 03/22/21 05:33pm Truck Campers
Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

I don't get it. Seems the world went nuts and everybody got rich but me.
restlessways 03/22/21 05:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Need advice on my first camper truck

As for off-roading, with a TC this is no Jeep anymore. That TC will be rockin-n-rollin back there as the tie-downs are not meant to hold it like it is bolted in. I had an 8' Alaskan for a few years. They actually have 4 holes in the floor to bolt it to the bed of the truck. And Alaskans are very light insofar as truck campers go. I still kick myself for selling it. It was an early 70s model and the thing was mint inside, no leaks. They're hard to find at all now, especially in that good of shape. And the prices.....good lord....
restlessways 03/20/21 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: How many Northern Lite owners do we have? (revision 2)

Does anybody know the exact height from the bottom of the Northern Lite where it sits on the truck bed to the overhang which goes over the cab? I can't find that dimension on their website.
restlessways 03/03/21 12:28pm Truck Campers
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