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swimmer_spe

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Posted: 03/17/21 12:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have an RV that we plan on replacing in the next few years. We want to go new, not used, but want to get the best deals. Is it better to buy at the end of the season or at the start of the season? I know end of the season will be less selection.

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You won't get a deal this year. COVID has put RV's in high demand and supply can't keep up. Dealers can't keep units on the lot. Next year you would probably get a great deal on some of the RV's COVID campers bought and no longer want. I expect the slightly used market will be saturated.


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Posted: 03/17/21 01:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with way2roll.

I think best deals are at the end of the season, but sounds like you are a couple years out.

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Lol, yea, 2 years ago would have been good. If you can wait a year or two the used market may expand. Thats if forest river dosen't have any more fires.


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Posted: 03/17/21 02:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Slow season is usually the best time although deals can be had anytime, we bought our current rig late last summer when Covid-19 was raging and got a kicking deal. I know the RV dealers here in Albuquerque have rows and rows of unsold RVs, I guess panic buying did not occur to the same degree as other areas of the country. No doubt the very slightly used market for towable RVs will be heavily enriched with rigs of all sorts as we approach pre-virus normality.

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Posted: 03/17/21 02:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The best time for you to buy me a new trailer is tomorrow. I'm available all day. [emoticon]


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Posted: 03/17/21 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IMO the best deals are when you see a full sales lot of new RVs. Owner is paying big monthly bills to the manufacturers.


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I think any time, if you do your home work, have all your ducks lined up. know what the real value is of the unit you want, and your in control of the deal. you can make a purchase that you are happy with.

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Posted: 03/17/21 02:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A few weeks after you sell your existing RV yourself for a great price would be my choice.


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It depends on what you're looking for. A Super C or Class A? Short supply. TTs? Tons of them unless you're stuck on one particular TT, and even then a patient buyer can find deals. Be willing to buy from a distance and not relying on RV Trader expands your choices.

Know what floor plan you want and have a budget that includes EVERYTHING, including replacing the mattress or upgrading the suspension if that's your plan. "35% off MSRP" is useless if you leave the lot and you still have to spend to get "camp ready"

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