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smarty

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Posted: 05/10/21 07:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The nations stock market is due for a correction. Buy when this occurs.

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The RV boom has been going for 10 years. Prices have been increasing during those 10 years. the same people that fueled the last 10 year run will keep fueling it. The Covid RV buying crowd may fade, but IMO won't put a dent in the already over priced RV market or the number of potential buyers.

https://rvbusiness.com/surge-in-rv-demand-has-been-happening-for-a-decade/

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Posted: 05/10/21 01:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Buy now while lots have units in stock.


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Posted: 05/10/21 03:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Buy at the end of summer & buy used. You might just pick up a one season lightly used unit that has taken it's biggest hit in depreciation.


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Posted: 05/10/21 07:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Prices on everything except gold and silver are going up. Inflation is a sure thing too. Wait until the pain comes in June and July when gas prices go up for some yet-unknown reason, then everything else will inflate too.
Camper prices should go down in the Fall, but Inflation will make the dollar number remain the same or higher.
Use what you got, or so they say, is the best advice, and usually the cheapest, but you are looking, needing, a smaller rig?
If you need smaller rig, then make it so now.
Don't expect a lot to change over the summer. People will still be in the same job situation as they are in now, and if CGs are full then they will be more full next month, even the boondocking places.
Locals love to flock 20 minutes away for a cheap vacation near home. I notice CGs full of in-towners, cheap, trailer-trash, loud in-towners...

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Aside from the fear mongering that's been shared, around here in the northwest, the issue is more about what is available on the lots. I know the model I want wont even be on the manufacturing line until January of next year. I have no choice but to wait at least until then.


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Posted: 05/12/21 11:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow - nobody mentioned the glut of RVs and RVers not traveling due to the gas shortage!!...[emoticon]

(BIG) - ROTFL !!...

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The inventory of storage yards and campsites won't keep up with the surge of covid buyers. People are going to get frustrated by the lack of available campsite reservations.

Another percentage of the surge of newcomers will get frustrated by towing issues, dumping tanks, and the cheesy battery from the dealer that won't hold a charge.

And those newcomers who actually did get out there and use their rigs will be further frustrated by the whole "new RV" warranty repairs process. Once they've made a bunch of payments for a rig that they can't even use because it's sitting at the dealer's lot waiting for repairs, many of them will head for the exits and sell theirs too.

If I were shopping, I'd wait until the fall when the bloom is off the rose and the novelty has worn off. I think there will be some great "like new" models out there with only a week or two of use. They'll be on Craigslist from October through next Spring and beyond.


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I burn diesel, so far no issues with fuel shortages. I'm so glad I decided to downsize the 5th wheel. We usually can always find a spot in the SE or boondock. Not too many reservation issues if you can boondock. I had a 44' long triple axle for years, finding a RV site was an issue too often even with a reservation. Oh yeah big rigs welcome, no problem they say.

My muddy dirt driveway is messed up from all the heavy rain and its hard to find a RV parking spot even here in Alabama. Everything is full locally. I'm trying to figure out where to park the new trailer now.

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If you have to sell yours in the same time frame as when you buy then what’s the difference? You sell/buy at higher price now vs sell/buy lower price later. I guess the advantage to doing it now is you know what the market is, if you wait until later, you hope you know what the market will be.

I used to be like you and try to figure out what the best timing is to get that slight advantage. You win some you lose some. Now I do things when I want and don’t worry about if I could have saved down the road. I must be getting old.


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