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colliehauler

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Posted: 05/31/21 11:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sjm9911 wrote:

Lol, you be suprised at the cost of new also, if you can get one. The reality is stuff is expensive now, especially campers. If you wait a year or so, it will go back to normal, i hope!
Actually gave up on used and was looking at new. A small camper I could of bought new for $12950. is now advertised for $21950. and that was just 2 years ago. With limited supply dealers are asking list.

I think the only way price will come down is if there is a glut of used RV'S come on the market. With inflation and higher wages price will probably stay high.

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kellem wrote:

I wouldn't buy a toothpick in this market.....insane.


Right? Hell, I can only afford 2 toothpicks and that’s if we cut back on food this week! Lol


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colliehauler wrote:

Durb wrote:

When you get home and resell the trailer you will probably benefit from high prices on the back end.
In the midwest RV'S are less money then out West and used ones seem more plentiful.


That was exactly my observation.
We bought a new (used) trailer this spring.
I was searching basically everywhere west of the Mississippi and a few places east.
Overpriced everywhere.
Most overpriced right here, ground zero, western WA. Based on my small sample count of scouring probably hundreds of possibilities on CL and FB for a couple months.

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Posted: 06/01/21 07:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They are only overpriced if no one is buying them.

If they are selling like hotcakes, it means they are underpriced.


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Here in central NC, west of Raleigh on 64, there are 2 dealers about 20 mi apart that are full of new RVs. Mostly trailers. Up I-95 north of Richmond, VA there are tons of new units on both sides of the highway. Shortage?

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

Here in central NC, west of Raleigh on 64, there are 2 dealers about 20 mi apart that are full of new RVs. Mostly trailers. Up I-95 north of Richmond, VA there are tons of new units on both sides of the highway. Shortage?


Well that depends, if they are selling for less then they have too many. If they have a shortage they will sell for more. Supply and demand and all that. Did you ask about them? I have heard from many people that the ones on the lots are mostly spoked for. That is they are allready sold. Waiting for pick ups and or last minute installation of options. Plus the price of everything now has skyrocketed. So maybe the price is due to that, but i see the prices way over say a 10 percent uptick in inflation. But who really knows, all we know is that it is more $$$$. And what i described may be geographically dependent. So what i see and here may or may not be true in your area.


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Sjm9911 wrote:

Lol, you be suprised at the cost of new also, if you can get one. The reality is stuff is expensive now, especially campers. If you wait a year or so, it will go back to normal, i hope!


I don't know what the timeline will be, but this is where I am on a lot of thigs right now. Cars, RV's, major house projects - it's just a bad time for all of it.

In the RV market, I do expect there could be a 'bubble' on the horizon. The Covid rush into RV's is likely unsustainable (a lot of people jumped in without experience or understanding), and there will be a flood of used units on the market in a few years.

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I bought a new trailer in December for 30% off MSRP (from the manufacturer, not dealer), there are still deals to be had if you're willing to look around. That's said in general this market is insane, a KZ 181BH like the one I bought for $12,500 4.5 years ago is currently listed at the same dealership for just under $18k. That's $1,000 per foot or $150 per SQ foot, 50% more than the 2019 average cost for home construction!


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Bottom line, the number of RVs on the east coast or whatever fabulous deal you were able to get in December in Cleveland, when the weather s ucks and everyone but you is playing Santa Claus, not RVer, is not relevant at all to the OP's thread.

He's not going to be able to bop out to Seattle, buy his truck and just go grab a travel trailer for anything less than a very high price, comparatively speaking to what was or is considered the "norm."

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afidel wrote:

I bought a new trailer in December for 30% off MSRP (from the manufacturer, not dealer), there are still deals to be had if you're willing to look around. That's said in general this market is insane, a KZ 181BH like the one I bought for $12,500 4.5 years ago is currently listed at the same dealership for just under $18k. That's $1,000 per foot or $150 per SQ foot, 50% more than the 2019 average cost for home construction!

Ikr, i am selling my jeep next week for 2k more then what i bought it for 6 years ago. Its a 2014, low miles, but to me that it went up in value is crazy. I did think about selling the KZ also. But i have disney trip in november , so i will keep it for a while. Dont want to cut off the nose to spite the face as they say.

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