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RE: 2024 F150 Reveal

Ford's share of government fleet sales is in excess of 62%, and remember, those are very, very low margin sales. Bottom line profitability is a much better indicator to me (especially as an investor) than total number of trucks sold.
RetiredRealtorRick 09/18/23 05:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2024 F150 Reveal

"Best Selling Truck for 46 Years..." The F150, or ALL F-series trucks combined? How do actual revenues compare? (in that Ford does a tremendous amount of fleet business, which, as we all know, are minimal profit per unit). Not that I have allegiance to one brand or another . . . I don't even own a truck, nor will I be buying one . . . but I'd just be curious to see some real numbers where it really counts, in the gross revenue column.
RetiredRealtorRick 09/13/23 06:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping World or Mom and Pop

Remember, CW is not the only mega-dealer -- there are plenty of them (most with better reputations than CW, IMO). Price-wise, I've found that the large dealers are more likely to take a slim profit deal since they are higher volume stores than the mom & pops. Of course, that warm fuzzy feeling from the mom & pop store, and service after the sale, might easily trump a lower purchase price offered by one of the big boys. All food for thought. Best of luck!
RetiredRealtorRick 09/11/23 05:48am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Beach Roamer Campers

Yes, pretty cool! It has the aerodynamics of a brick, but still cool! :C
RetiredRealtorRick 09/06/23 06:13am Truck Campers
RE: Towing a toad

I tend to agree with craig7h. I was in the automobile business for 30 years, so always had numerous options of what I wanted to take with us on a trip. So, I found that a Demco all-galvanized dolly with surge brakes fit our needs the best (plus I used it in my business extensively). Although it limited us to a FWD vehicle, sometimes it was a small van, sometimes a very economical puddle-jumper, and sometimes our own personal Audi A4 convertible. We never had any issues with what to do with the dolly when we reached our destination, and with a drop-down front wheel added, although the dolly was heavy, it was still very maneuverabile.
RetiredRealtorRick 09/02/23 06:19am Dinghy Towing
RE: How to search for tires?

Utility trailer, eh? Just go to WalMart, point at the trailer, and tell 'em to hook you up. I wouldn't spend an excessive amount of time shopping for them, but that's just me!
RetiredRealtorRick 08/15/23 08:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Inventory not at all locations

Thought all Camping World locations sold the same brands and RV inventory. Seen a TT that sort of interested me but closest location that had it was several hundred miles away. Closest Camping World location, or closest 'any dealer' location? If you end up having to go several hundred miles . . . sounds like a nice weekend trip to me!
RetiredRealtorRick 08/07/23 08:52am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Thinking of buying a Class A and seeking advice

Just wondering, since you mentioned "I've grown increasingly worse with seasonal depression issues", what exactly is it in NW Ohio that forces you to remain there? Maybe it's time for a permanent change? I know, not really helping to answer your initial question, but just a thought. I made that decision decades ago, leaving SE Michigan behind, and have never regretted it for a minute.
RetiredRealtorRick 08/07/23 04:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jensen 19 “ tv remote replacement

Really, since you can buy a new 19" TV for 60 or 70 bucks, why make yourself crazy about pairing a new remote to an older TV? Just a thought.
RetiredRealtorRick 07/30/23 01:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Selling an RV/payment

I'm real curious why "it's just wires are not acceptable in this case" --- clearly wiring funds is the easiest and safest way to handle such a transaction. Obviously there's some key information we're not being provided here.
RetiredRealtorRick 07/29/23 05:49am General RVing Issues
RE: cost of front end alignment for MB Sprinter 2017 3500 drw class C

Mercedes vehicles and Mercedes service are definitely not what they used to be. I was GSM of a Mercedes/Volvo/Porsche-Audi dealership in the mid-80's through the 90's. The Mercedes you bought then was head & shoulders quality over pretty much anything else on the road, and while service costs were slightly higher, they weren't crazy. Today, you can go out and buy a new Toyota that is every bit as high of a quality product as a Mercedes. It will be cheaper to keep, and retain its value better than any Mercedes you could buy. The three-pointed star on the grille does not symbolize what it used to. Although I made a helluva living back then, I will never own another Mercedes product.
RetiredRealtorRick 07/28/23 04:39am Tech Issues
RE: Learned an expensive lesson today

Sold the house back in debt free first and never had a desire to go back in bondedge. Without interest payments, it's much easier to build wealth. Of course buying a new truck is a choice. We typically shoot for around 10yr old. A fraction of the price and years of reliable life left. $10k is a lot easier than $70k. Please let me know where I can buy 2013 3/4-ton trucks that aren't eaten up with miles for 10K each. I see a lucrative business emerging here! :C If you are expecting a 10yr old truck with 20k miles that's been barn stored with a cover the entire time, yeah, not happening but long gone are the days when a truck was dead-man-walking at 100k miles. We are in a 2008 that we bought for $10k about 6yrs ago (the window sticker that was in the glove box, said it was $60k new). Just getting back from a trip to Alaska. We've put a little less than 100k miles on it. Go ahead and double it for recent inflation (which has really started to settle down anyway) and it's still a heck of a lot cheaper than buying new. Typically most 10-year-old trucks will have a bare minimum of 150K on the odometer (most with substantially more). I just don't want to start there. No, I don't expect 20K either, but there is indeed a happy medium somewhere along the way for everyone.
RetiredRealtorRick 07/27/23 10:13am RV Lifestyle
RE: Learned an expensive lesson today

Sold the house back in debt free first and never had a desire to go back in bondedge. Without interest payments, it's much easier to build wealth. Of course buying a new truck is a choice. We typically shoot for around 10yr old. A fraction of the price and years of reliable life left. $10k is a lot easier than $70k. Please let me know where I can buy 2013 3/4-ton trucks that aren't eaten up with miles for 10K each. I see a lucrative business emerging here! :C
RetiredRealtorRick 07/27/23 04:48am RV Lifestyle
RE: Is a roof leak covered by warranty?

Only 5 months old? Certainly a warranty issue. Would you expect a 5 month old CAR to leak? Of course not.
RetiredRealtorRick 07/21/23 10:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Hate being followed around

When I walk into the store and look around at how expansive the showroom is I think to myself "wow the markup must be huge to afford this" Just food for thought. Just do your research and enter the establishment an educated buyer. Don't worry about how much people make --- it'll drive you crazy. How much does your doctor make? the grocery store? the gas station? the home builder? the HVAC contractor?....and on and on. Yup, it will indeed drive you crazy!! :C
RetiredRealtorRick 07/21/23 07:02am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Hate being followed around

Just tune them out as they blather on and on and go about your looking and checking and inspecting. The liar will follow you around and around and he may even give an honest answer sometimes. I do my research ahead of time of the units and price compare before setting foot on their lot. Works for me for both trucks and RVs. They can still be useful idiots. No one on the RV forums ever admits to being or having been an RV sales critter. "To argue against success is to blow against the wind." Talking about them "blathering on" and calling them "liars" is an insult to those in the sales profession. Points can be made without the offensive remarks.
RetiredRealtorRick 07/21/23 05:02am Camping World RV Sales
RE: UK Tourist Looking for Florida advice

Hi, If you can shift the trip to the 2nd week in August kids are back in class--which means more flexibility with campgrounds. Or go the last week in May. I prefer the state parks. Expect temperatures at 40 C and above. Sundown has very little twilight time. It gets pitch dark fast. There are a plethora of museums and galleries. I find the drivers in Florida are quite rude. 40C equals 104F --- VERY unlikely. Many drivers in Florida, unfortunately, ARE rude, as most of them have come from up north and brought their driving habits with them.
RetiredRealtorRick 07/20/23 06:31am Roads and Routes
RE: What the heck?……..

I had visitors come to Alaska from Texas...just fly/drive, not RV'ng..never been to AK before, wanted to see bears, mountains, go fishing, etc. Planned an itinerary for them to include 90% of what they wanted...they get up here and "Oh, this won't work. On Sunday and (in this case) Thursday, we have to be where we can watch the Cowboys play." ....but it's Alaska, your "dream trip"....nope, got to be in town where we can watch the Cowboys. There went the bear viewing (Sunday) and the fishing (Thursday). Different priorities. Let them know about this new-fangled invention called a DVR :C
RetiredRealtorRick 07/14/23 11:30am General RVing Issues
RE: What the heck?……..

I like my TV but have camped with no reception. Usually the scenery makes up for no TV. Usually where we camp the scenery goes away at night :W .... that's when the TV comes on!
RetiredRealtorRick 07/14/23 07:08am General RVing Issues
RE: The warnings are there for a very good reason

Well, by the looks of the picture, these folks are past the age of reproducing, so that's a plus. Too much stupid in this country already.
RetiredRealtorRick 07/03/23 06:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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