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Posted: 08/08/21 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We keep our 2012 24' Class C parked in our driveway:

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As you can see it is well back from the street but yesterday, for the second time in a week, a guy pulled up and rang our bell to inquire if our coach was for sale. He had driven 90 minutes up from Phoenix to buy a coach but when he arrived the seller had already sold it out from under him. At least half a dozen folks over the last six months have approached us wanting to make and offer.

Fortunately for us we are very happy with our coach having just passed our 8 year anniversary and have zero interest in selling. I can only imagine how much we could probably get for it. [emoticon] All I would have to do is turn it around little closer to the street and put up a For Sale sign. No wonder getting reservations {now a must} at just about any CG or RV park are next to impossible this summer. Hopefully once the kids go back to school in September things will loosen up...This market is just nuts!
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Nuts is right, and not only RV's, twice in the last the weeks someone has stopped me in a parking lot to ask if I wanted to sell my PU.

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Gooma wrote:

Nuts is right, and not only RV's, twice in the last the weeks someone has stopped me in a parking lot to ask if I wanted to sell my PU.


I took my truck into the dealer for a few issues before it turns 36,000 miles and they offered me $15,000 more than I paid in late 2019.

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S Davis wrote:

I took my truck into the dealer for a few issues before it turns 36,000 miles and they offered me $15,000 more than I paid in late 2019.
That seems great until you find out you pay sticker on a new one and nothing you want is even available.


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time2roll wrote:

S Davis wrote:

I took my truck into the dealer for a few issues before it turns 36,000 miles and they offered me $15,000 more than I paid in late 2019.
That seems great until you find out you pay sticker on a new one and nothing you want is even available.


Yeah, last weekend I was fueling my 08 Chevy, and the guy next to me at the diesel island asked me what year my truck was and how many miles. He then offered me $35K on the spot. That’s 5 grand more than I paid for it in Jan 2009. Of course I declined, but holy cow.


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Please stop reminding me, lol!
I’ve been threatheaning to sell the camper, brodozer and boat for about a month now!
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I would disconnect or remove the battery of your class C and/or use a two prong steering wheel lock just in case in these high criminal times. I have successfully used the TWO prong steering wheel locks on my trucks when sometimes parked in badass areas such as some truck stops or storage lots with the battery disconnected also or removed. Always of course have the windows up and doors locked. Thieves do sometimes steal motorhomes and give police a run for their money with major damage or destruction of the RV according to the news and hunting season is approaching.

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. . . . and the time will come, in the not too distant future, when we will all be saying about our RV's, trucks, cars, whatever . . . "man, I wish I would have taken that ridiculously high offer that guy made me several months back, because today I could have bought _____ with that money! What was I thinking, turning it down like I did??"

Much like the current inflated Real Estate market, this will come to an end, sooner than later. I don't see it as a balloon that will burst, but as a balloon that will lose it's air gradually.

My advice would be to keep a close eye on the market, and act accordingly.

There ya go -- free advice, and worth every penny of it [emoticon]


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Here is recent article on this very issue from RV travel website. The many comments and replies are interesting. In Reno area all the dealer lots are full of new RVs of all types.

Are RVs Really In Short Supply? https://www.rvtravel.com/rvs-short-supply-buyer/

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Desert Captain wrote:

No wonder getting reservations {now a must} at just about any CG or RV park are next to impossible this summer.
Newbies have bought out all the existing inventory and now going for used. Interesting.

I'm fortunate to never have experienced difficulty finding space. Of course being able to camp on nothing but a spot of land helps. I'm in a forest CG in UT and out of 41 spaces there are 3 occupied. Mesa Verde is very slow too.

I think fire smoke is keeping them away. Visibility is maybe 3 miles, from what used to be 20.

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