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Caveman Charlie

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Posted: 03/30/22 05:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

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2oldman wrote:

Nobody is slowing down on the freeways.


It does save gas. My trip down to lake Oconee I did 60-65 where I could. Made it on one tank, about 30 gallons worth. On the way back I did 55 mostly. Same route and nothing different but the speed. There was about 3-4 gallons difference. Yep, not that much savings but just proof it does save gas. Not very scientific but just my observation.


Yes, it certainly does save gas, but please don't drive 55 on an interstate where the flow of traffic is at 70+. Don't become a hazard. Do what we do, and stick with the scenic, and slower, US and state highways. It becomes a win-win.


Thank You. I agree. If you want to go slow take the back roads and enjoy the scenery.


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Everywhere but the east coast. Guessing thats because all the RV's are made in Indiana. I drive by a dealer that carries Grand Design and Jayco and a couple other brands. The lot is packed to the gills. But if you go online and look at new inventory they have very little. They have a few of some models but not the normal stock amount. Same with the other dealers in my area. If you pick a brand and model and scroll down the online list most only have a few in stock with the rest on order. Even the big CW dealer 70 miles south is low on lot stock.


The RV Industry is going to ride the golden goose as long as they can and the propaganda arm the RVIA with the rag they promote, RV business, in conjunction with the GoRVing campaign, are going to sugar coat it as long as possible. The sheet is hitting the fan and the crash is coming folks. I was through Goshen and Elkhart two weeks ago. The storage lots and fields out there are packed more than I've ever seen. RV shortage my rear end. What they're going to have is a buyer shortage and that will be a good thing.


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The RV Industry is going to ride the golden goose as long as they can and the propaganda arm the RVIA with the rag they promote, RV business, in conjunction with the GoRVing campaign, are going to sugar coat it as long as possible. The sheet is hitting the fan and the crash is coming folks. I was through Goshen and Elkhart two weeks ago. The storage lots and fields out there are packed more than I've ever seen. RV shortage my rear end. What they're going to have is a buyer shortage and that will be a good thing.


Winnebago says they have over $4 billion in order backlogs. Thor said a while back they had over $18 billion in order backlogs. Perhaps those full lots you're seeing have vehicles that are waiting for missing items or waiting for drivers to deliver or ??


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Winnebago says they have over $4 billion in order backlogs. Thor said a while back they had over $18 billion in order backlogs. Perhaps those full lots you're seeing have vehicles that are waiting for missing items or waiting for drivers to deliver or ??


Fair enough, Anyone can say anything. We also have prisons full of people who say they're innocent. You can not have 40% increases in energy costs, caused by almost instant inflation no one has seen in 40 years, without a huge switch getting thrown to the off position somewhere. A lot of younger folks have not seen inflation amounting to anything since they've been on the planet. It's going to be a huge eye opener come about mid summer.

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The local lots full of every kind of RV are not already sold. They are waiting for the next fish to swim in. As I have said before I have been all over the East and the lots are full.

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The local lots full of every kind of RV are not already sold. They are waiting for the next fish to swim in. As I have said before I have been all over the East and the lots are full.


As I said come out west.

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Returning from Florida last week it seemed to me that the lots, while looking full, appeared to have an over-abundance of trailers as compared to Class A, B, C or DP's or even fifth wheels. One of the big dealers had 5 Class B units, but most of the rest were lucky to have 1 or maybe 2.

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Wade44 wrote:

goducks10 wrote:



Everywhere but the east coast. Guessing thats because all the RV's are made in Indiana. I drive by a dealer that carries Grand Design and Jayco and a couple other brands. The lot is packed to the gills. But if you go online and look at new inventory they have very little. They have a few of some models but not the normal stock amount. Same with the other dealers in my area. If you pick a brand and model and scroll down the online list most only have a few in stock with the rest on order. Even the big CW dealer 70 miles south is low on lot stock.


The RV Industry is going to ride the golden goose as long as they can and the propaganda arm the RVIA with the rag they promote, RV business, in conjunction with the GoRVing campaign, are going to sugar coat it as long as possible. The sheet is hitting the fan and the crash is coming folks. I was through Goshen and Elkhart two weeks ago. The storage lots and fields out there are packed more than I've ever seen. RV shortage my rear end. What they're going to have is a buyer shortage and that will be a good thing.


We bought a brand new TT in Elkhart last year. I called ahead and they had the model we wanted sitting on their lot. We drove there, inspected it, and said "We'll take it".
The dealer said, "sorry but this one is sold and going to California in 2 days."
I pulled out cash, full price, and he still would not take it.
A couple days later the dealer called and said they received another TT, same model, and would deliver it to me if I wanted it. The nice thing was that the new TT had some upgrades over the first one we looked at.

edit: My point is that plenty of RV transport companies are hiring in my area. But I do agree, that propaganda arm is strong!

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Please share with us the gasser that gets 15mpg towing and what it was towing.


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2oldman wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

but please don't drive 55 on an interstate where the flow of traffic is at 70+.
Traffic flows around me and the trucks (in the right lane) just fine. No way I'm towing at 70+.


Then I again emphasize, enjoy the US highways and state highways. You may think they "flow" around you --- they might just be 'avoiding' you, employing fortunate maneuvers.


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