Originally Posted by dezolen
I don't understand it either other than lots of room for the kids for sleeping area.
Can't see be able to air condition them very well with the canvas sides and roofs.
hybrids don't have canvas roofs. using solar blankets and reflectix enable many hybrid owners to camp in very cold and very hot environments.
i've tried to figure this out. here out west, we camp year-round with weather rarely being a factor. yet, you see very few hybrids.
i do know that few dealers out here carry them. i believe that dealers out here feel that if you can't afford an expensive RV(motorhome or 5th wheel), then you're a candidate for a popup. they see hybrids as a bigger popup but not a money maker. they carry popups for those who they can't upsell to something more expensive.
when we were shopping, the sales people kept trying to upsell us to a bigger RV. they felt that since we were moving from a popup, that a TT, 5th wheel or motorhome was the next step.
plus, toyhaulers are huge out here. they take a big chunk of the market sales.
i will say that more and more i see hybrids out here. they seem to be making inroads and more dealers are selling them to offer a wider variety of RV types. the new bigger teardrops are another example.
dealers are having to offer something between a popup and the more expensive RV's.