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Grit dog

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Posted: 09/13/22 10:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And don’t understand why. This economy is more confusing and less predictable than ever.

So decided to dump the ole toy hauler. Thought being if someone wants it more than me, should have no issue getting something at a comparably better price this winter and likely more so next year.
All the RV dealers in this part of the country are full or filling up at the wrong time of the year for that.
So even selling at the “wrong time” I posted ours for sale for what I paid 2 years ago thinking wrong season and the above comments I’d be lucky to get that much.
Granted I got a fair deal in the spring of 2021. About $5k less than most comparable used rigs I figured. When RV inventory was nil and the second round of Covid buyers were pushing prices way up.
Took 3 days. Gone for asking price and have a list of folks who just weren’t as quick as the first dude.
Starting to second guess my decision. 7 years old. Very clean but not without a couple days worth of issues or repairs I needed to do to it. Plus it needs tires and a new converter

To say I’m surprised would be accurate.


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Posted: 09/14/22 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Aw man. You sold the hauler already? The ink wasn't even dry on your check yet.

Are you going to get a different hauler or go with something else?

Lemme guess... You didn't like the way it towed without a WD hitch and sway control? [emoticon]

Time to move up to a fifth wheel. You've got enough truck, right? Or are you holding out for an EV Class A?


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Yup, too many buyers waiting in line=sold too low!

Converters are not expensive, easy install.

If you'd have aired the tires to sidewall max, they'd still be good, not needing replaced.

Anyway...you'll get another deal on something, when you're ready! A fifth wheel maybe, but may have to lower the dozer. You could just bag the work truck?

Jerry





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dedmiston wrote:

Aw man. You sold the hauler already? The ink wasn't even dry on your check yet.

Are you going to get a different hauler or go with something else?

Lemme guess... You didn't like the way it towed without a WD hitch and sway control? [emoticon]

Time to move up to a fifth wheel. You've got enough truck, right? Or are you holding out for an EV Class A?


Dude you got me. I started losing sleep over tongue weight and had to make a change in my life….lol.
I’m holding out for a Tesla Super C.

But really, no the brodozer won’t get along with 5vers. If I’m goin to flip the axles on anything I got a Jeep that needs that.
Side note, Been trying to sell the wdh I got with it for half price for 2 summers now. It’s still laying in the shop. Offered it to the buyer for $200 as he hit the auto level button on his F350 w airbags and he said “Thanks, I’m good.”
Will get another camper. In the meantime I got less things on my to do list and more space in my driveway. Wife was a little sad, since I made her get by with a truck camper so long, she was in love with the condo on wheels. But by the looks of things, they’ve made a whole bunch more of em since I looked last. It’s not a collectible!

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MFL wrote:

Yup, too many buyers waiting in line=sold too low!

Converters are not expensive, easy install.

If you'd have aired the tires to sidewall max, they'd still be good, not needing replaced.

Anyway...you'll get another deal on something, when you're ready! A fifth wheel maybe, but may have to lower the dozer. You could just bag the work truck?

Jerry


Yeah man. Kinda think so. But if it was too low, I’d have felt guilty actually turning a profit on a rolling depreciation box…or I got a batter deal than I thought buying it.
It’s all good. A man isn’t defined by the size of his …camper. Lol
Maybe I should start. “Good bye it’s been fun” thread!
(There’s probably a couple folks who would cheer at that… so I’ll stick around. Hahaha)

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Posted: 09/14/22 10:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am keeping mine for now. Things may change by February and possibly not in the way you expect.


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It will all end soon. Cheer up

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I think you sold at the right time Mr Grit, perhaps even a little late to the dance. The bottom is going to fall out of the RV market in a huge way. How can it not with where inflation is going? Wait until folks look at the next 401K statement they get. This economic fiasco is just getting started. Folks have a chance in November to possibly change the course, I am not optimistic.

It took almost two years after 08 for the numbers to reflect the RV Industry crash then. The RV Industry is very good at burying the bad numbers as long as possible, and have propaganda arms in the form of the RVIA and RVDA that do just that.


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Well heck,it was fun having you here. Hope you get a replacement and come back soon.[emoticon]

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time2roll wrote:

I am keeping mine for now. Things may change by February and possibly not in the way you expect.


You think the demand/price may go up? Honest question.
I hope you’re right, as long as it’s not followed by an even steeper decline than many feel will happen.

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