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Snomas

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Posted: 08/04/21 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m feeling that it won’t be long when the RV market is flooded w/ used RVs. What do yuall think.


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Would have to agree...I believe many people ran out and bought RVs during the height of the pandemic and had no clue what it really takes to maintain a RV. I expect to see many on the market over the next 2-5 years.

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radiojeffrv wrote:

Would have to agree...I believe many people ran out and bought RVs during the height of the pandemic and had no clue what it really takes to maintain a RV. I expect to see many on the market over the next 2-5 years.



I agree. But 2-5 years of zero maintenance is going to take an expensive toll in the form of water intrusion and bad tires and worn=-out batteries. Buyer beware, even more than usual.


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Posted: 08/04/21 10:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You betcha. As already stated, lack of maintenance will be determining factor for the descerning buyer.


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If Covid and its variants stay around, it may be a long time before you see them on the market.

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Then you have those tens of thousands of families that took the opportunity to use their Covid relief cash to get something they may never had been able to afford otherwise. Those people will be RV lifer's, filling up campgrounds for years to come.

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There will be a glut on the market for a short time then we will go back to the new normal. In the end we will have many new RVers.

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2oldman wrote:

If Covid and its variants stay around, it may be a long time before you see them on the market.


Agreed. There seems to be a large segment of society that wants or expects this thing to go on forever. I hope it doesn't, I'm tired of being trapped up here in Canuckistan.


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I think the best answer is "Buy low, sell high" and if you can predict the dates to do that, you'll be a wealthy man.

I do think there's going to be a downturn in sales and a slump in prices as used inventory hits the market from people who decided that RV'ing isn't right for them. I thought it would happen at the end of this summer, but with Delta picking up (and new variants might be on the way), now I'm thinking it's not going to happen until next summer at the earliest.

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Posted: 08/04/21 11:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m not so sure about a glut of used ones. Manufacturers are working overtime to build new ones and are having issues getting parts and workers. It may turnout there may be a glut of new ones going unsold. I was told by Newmar when I wanted to replace the **** FlexSteel furniture they could not offer an estimate as the new supplier is so backlogged meeting existing orders they won’t consider making non warranty replacement units.

It could also be we are seeing a significant shift in work environments. Many companies and workers alike have found out two things. One they can get by with fewer workers although some have gone a bit overboard (perhaps not by choice). Two, if people can work from home they can work anywhere. Add in more and faster buildout of nationwide 5G and little need to go into office. Major cities will feel the impact first.

Add into that the current climate of workers being paid not to work, is putting pressure on small and medium businesses to modernize and automate. I’ve seen many chain restaurants building new facilities with drive thru / takeout only.

A lot of people are distressed with the whole public school system now and pulling their kids out to either place them in private/parochial schools or home school. The latter being far better option than Zoom classes. As RVers oft say my home is where I park it.

And lastly current and potentially longer lasting inflation making cost of regular houses unaffordable for many or most will force some to opt for an RV as their permanent abode.

Just my thoughts, YMMV.


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