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Rollochrome

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Posted: 12/29/21 09:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RV sales guy I talked to a few months ago said he sells several RVs every DAY.

Absolutely no effort extended to work any deals

They just sell themselves, is the attitude


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Posted: 12/30/21 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With any luck, the demand will continue this spring….anyone want to pay way less than new for an awesome toyhauler, call me. It’ll be on CL and FB come March if prices are still stupid high.
Imma cash out on this ridiculousness if it’s still happening this year. Lol.


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Posted: 12/30/21 11:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This past spring we were looking for higher end Class A, about 30' range. There was absolutely nothing but junk available . We decided to switch over to Travel Trailers. Visited multiple dealers and made many phone calls, we couldn't find anything in the size range that we wanted and if we ordered new was told 6 month wait. Pickens is slim here in the New England area. My gut feeling the demand will continue to 2023

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Posted: 12/30/21 01:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We looked for about 2 weeks for a used 2021 Winnie Revel. (class B) Nearby dealer had a used one, 2500 miles, and was asking for the same amount as a new 2022. (And he was looking to rob us on our trade.) We found one w 15,000 miles, w far more after market stuff including double the Lithium batteries for $20,000 less. The dealer still has his.

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Posted: 12/30/21 01:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After returning from 2 back-to-back trips, we saw nothing but relatively full RV sales lots. If there's a shortage, they're hiding it well.

I feel as though Thor's math might be a bit fussy. Perhaps someone should ask them, of this tremendous backlog of orders, how many are actual sold units (retail, with deposits in place) and how many are dealer inventory orders? BIG difference as I see it, but it creates the illusion for the potential buyer, especially the newbie, that if a unit is available, anywhere at any price, you'd better jump on it, or risk having to wait 'til the cows come home to buy one. Great (although somewhat deceptive) marketing.


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Posted: 12/31/21 06:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The RV Market is like the housing market (based on location) if you want to sell your RV like selling your home, it is a sellers market. If you want to buy an RV like buying a home, depending on location in the country there can be an inventory shortage. We have a 2018 Prime Time crusader seasonal site. The campground has around 150 RV's, none are for sale at this time. Talking with the campground owner he said if we wanted to sell our RV on the site it was sitting on, we could get 30% more than what we purchased it for new. He said selling an RV that sits on a seasonal site for new owners to occupy is Gold. I see no end to Covid-19 in 2022. I forecast new strains like Omicron, some worse, some less potent, I think people will get used to significant deaths each year. Having 2 Covid-19 jabs every six months. This is not like the Polio situation of years past. RV sales will continue to rise, they are the ideal choice for families not wishing to stay in hotels/lodgings. Less social interaction but being able to get outdoors. Campgrounds can be an island of isolation with minimal social contact yet freedom to enjoy the local area as much as you wish to socialize or isolate. The public see what RV'ing has to offer.


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I cross Indiana on a regular basis. The manufacture lots are full of new trailers waiting for delivery to retail lots. Could be, they are ALL waiting for that mysterious part sitting on a container ship. However, chances are they are having trouble getting them shipped to the individual dealers.

One ad on the Indiana Turnpike reads:
150-180cpm
enough said

Cut that ONE WAY FREIGHT in half, that immediately brings the trip down to 90cpm. After expenses, they have to be down to about 40-45cpm. Deduct what Uncle Sam and all his brothers and cousins want...not much going into that transporters pocket.

I know I wouldn't be willing to sleep across the backseat of a pickup for the amount they are taking home. I like the creature comforts of my 389 Peterbuilt Fitgerald Glider.

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Posted: 12/31/21 11:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Stopped by a local dealer,maybe 30 units back in the day. He had 4 motorhomes-30' and up,10 travel trailers and 2 5th wheels. All different models. He got them all at a repo auction. Oldest was a 2019.


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jetboater454 wrote:

Stopped by a local dealer,maybe 30 units back in the day. He had 4 motorhomes-30' and up,10 travel trailers and 2 5th wheels. All different models. He got them all at a repo auction. Oldest was a 2019.



Hmmm.
Very interesting info there.

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We bought a brand new TT one year ago (in January) in Goshen IN. I live about an hour away.
Once we found what we wanted, I called dealer to confirm he had the model available. Then, we drove there and checked it out (me, wife, and kids). Dealer wouldn't budge a dollar on price. I offered full amount and we will take it home today, and he informed us that the TT we were standing in was already sold and it would be 2 MONTHS before he could get another.

I told him "no thanks, maybe we'll find another one on the drive home"
He called the next day and said he could pick up a new one from the factory in 2 DAYS, AND deliver it!

We have been happy with it.


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