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Newbieatcamping

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Posted: 04/13/20 06:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hoerschel wrote:

Newbieatcamping wrote:

I just bought a travel trailer


Newbieatcamping: Did you buy new / used; from a dealer or individual? State? Any special incentives you were offered because of the pandemic? Your motivation to buy now? Thanks. Just wondering what the dynamics are out in the marketplace.


I bought a used travel trailer from my local dealer, they did take some money off...but they are also including a bunch of stuff with the sale(weight distribution hitch, a complete service, a new battery, both propane tanks filled, all hoses for hook ups, etc)

I am in CT my wife always wanted a camper I never wanted one. I know the owner of the dealership he wasn’t selling much. Luckily my wife and I are both still working without concerns of slowing down(she’s a nurse and I work on heavy equipment) so I figured what the heck let’s buy a camper!!

FWIW, my parents also have a camper they store at my house during the winter months since they don’t have the room and I have 2 spots on my property set up perfectly for campers so I figured what the heck. Let’s fill up both spots

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It’s a buyers market for obvious reasons. Probably a REALLY good buyers market. Buy what you want, then sell yours when the market recovers which it will.


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We just bought a 30' toy hauler to replace our 18' toy hauler and will leave the 18' behind the house till prices come back up. Being in SoCal it will sell next desert season but I'm not taking less than it's worth.


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Posted: 04/14/20 06:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There will be exceptions but...

If this ends soon, it won't have much impact longer term. There might be some deals but those will quickly be snatched up and prices will rebound.

If this goes on much longer, you will see people liquidating assets to stay out of bankruptcy. At the same time, the pool of people with cash to buy will shrink. This will drive market prices down substantially.


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I sold my Nash 17k about two weeks ago and replaced it with the TT in my signature


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The toy hauler we just bought was used and I heard the PO mention paying some bills with the money. Of course he also mentioned wanting a bigger one ??

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A friend just sold his two year old motorhome to a couple from New York. I didn't think it was possible.


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I was down in Florida a few weeks ago. I still wonder how they sale all those trailers in the lots. On the way back home up the interstate all the trailer sales are packed with RV's and travel trailers. Who buys them?

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Mark and Linda wrote:

I was down in Florida a few weeks ago. I still wonder how they sale all those trailers in the lots. On the way back home up the interstate all the trailer sales are packed with RV's and travel trailers. Who buys them?


I wonder the same thing where I live. There's several massive RV dealers, all with massive amounts of inventory all the time.

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I window shop - a lot - and am a member of several Facebook RV groups. Seems many are still buying trailers which surprised me. There is nowhere to take them right now, at least in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast.

Dealer prices for new and used seem to be dropping to an extent. Camping World has their smallest bunkhouse listed for $9995. The local dealers I check frequently seem to have dropped prices roughly $1K for the bunkhouse floorplan I'm interested in. Used inventory listings have remained fairly static. No in-person sales here, so I expect quite a backlog.

I thought craigslist would have a glut of TTs for sale now but that is not the case yet here.

When this is over there will either be an explosion of buying due to pent-up demand, or the economic damage caused by the lockdown will really depress the RV industry for some time to come.

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