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Old 07-08-2020, 06:37 AM   #101
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I predict less than two years.

Many will be in like-new condition.

Many will have serious damage resulting from inexperience.

Check any used RV carefully, possibly with a paid expert on-hand.

Don’t overpay. No matter how little use an RV has, normal depreciation applies. Furthermore, during a market glut, sellers need to be willing to come down even further than normal depreciation—probably more than enough to pay for the set of expert eyes that you should hire when buying a used RV.

Based on another thread, one more thing to look carefully for: hidden mold.

Ask for a warranty. A few months should be sufficient to uncover pre-existing conditions.
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Old 07-08-2020, 07:00 AM   #102
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The industry is going to pay dearly for over supply in a year to two. I'm actually hoping the industry holds down supply to normal levels so it won't be so impactful when all these Covid 19 RVers decide to dump the RV and go back to park and fly. I just don't want to see a bunch of lay-offs when demand hits the basement floor.
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Old 07-08-2020, 07:19 AM   #103
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Daycruiser,

My dealer in NE Illinois told me this week sales are up 100% over last year this time.

The supply chain cant keep up. Manufacturers cant get frames for TT, for example. His lot is about half full with new and a few used MHs.

And there could be a glut of rvs dumped on the used market in all sorts of conditions in the coming years. The wise and experienced rver in coming years might get a better deal on a lightly used unit if they know what to look out for.

On the other hand, we need data on who the rv buyers actually are. If most buyers now are current rvers they will more than likely hang on to them.

If the pandemic and the recession worsen, that's another set of factors.

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Old 07-08-2020, 08:17 AM   #104
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And there will be a flood of used RVs on the market in about 2 years or even less.
Yep. Your own RV will be worth less as trade-in but it still might work in your favor. The loss in trade-in value will be less than the discount in new RV prices.
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Yep. Your own RV will be worth less as trade-in but it still might work in your favor. The loss in trade-in value will be less than the discount in new RV prices.

My wife said I was going to be interred in this RV, the epitaf is already carved into the cap.
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Do you know if the dealership is still in business? Will please give the name/location of the dealership?
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Old 07-08-2020, 03:22 PM   #107
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We were on vacation (live in NY State) in Arizona and went in for an oil change...3 hours later we upgraded from a Class C to a Class A. Took a bath, since we'd only had the Class C a few months (and it was new), but after 3 months on the road in a Class C, I wasn't thrilled with the RV life. Class A was a HUGE improvement. Anyway, just make sure you know your own state's DMV rules. We had a heck of a time getting ours registered in NY from AZ.
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Two years ago we traveled 8 hours to Atlanta to buy a hybrid floor plan we thought was perfect. We still love our choice!!!
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Old 07-08-2020, 10:36 PM   #109
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We have started looking at upgrading to a fifth wheel, some of the models we like do not seem to be available locally. Found plenty in the midwest and in the southern states. I am in California, that is quite a drive, just wondering if someone has done it and was it worth the time and effort to travel?
I drove from Northern KY to Sioux Fall, SD. 800 miles. Saved about $4000. Got a nearly new looking FW 274RK. IT WAS A GAMBLE, but, payed off greatly. Hail damage. Had to replace a couple covers on the top and seal the roof. Good thing I brought a battery, it was freakishly cold there in November, and the battery was frozen solid.

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Old 07-10-2020, 07:30 PM   #110
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In 2018 I traveled from Texas to Ohio to buy my first trailer - a little E-pro 12RK. Then I drove it up to Michigan to visit my daughter. Didn't care much for the dealership there. I made the deal "online" in Feb 2018 and picked it up in April. Unfortunately, the salesperson and dealer mgr that I had been dealing with in February were no longer there. BUT, I saved all the promises they made me in their emails to me (i.e. TV included, and two 6volt batteries) so they had to honor them. But the customer service overall sucked. BTW, the dealership was Buckeye RV in Jeffersonville, Ohio.
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