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EV2

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Posted: 01/27/20 05:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With the predictions of climate change and the world ending in ten years, there is not enough time to get the RV paid off!

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Posted: 01/27/20 05:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If South Texas is any indication, thousands of those units have been "Shipped and not sold". Inventories are huge. Good times plus low unemployment means less skilled workers and/or higher labor costs. Probably both. We pay more for less.

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EV2 wrote:

With the predictions of climate change and the world ending in ten years, there is not enough time to get the RV paid off!

If that's true, who cares if its payed off. Its hard to get dead people to pay up. Its all bunk if you asked me.

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I would suspect that lack of camping spots, increasing camping fees, and increasing cost of fuel, insurance, etc. has a lot to do with it. I know it definitely has me thinking about the RV lifestyle, which is much less affordable than it used to be.


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Posted: 01/27/20 07:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We older Baby Boomers are starting to slow down and not spend as much money, moving into retirement type homes instead of campers. Younger folks are not into camping. Given the demographics in the U.S. I suspect it is all downhill from here.


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I could not get data after 2014 but the rate of family formation is dropping... I did not look for data but I am thinking the rate of early retirement and/or retirement into a stable financial situation is dropping. On top of that I will guess that the number of families that want to RV as a family and the number of retirees who want to RV could be dropping. The combo of a smaller target demographic (families and retired) along with a smaller rate of interest in RV lead to the decline in sales.

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I work for a multi-state RV dealer and we're selling record numbers at our shows.


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Posted: 01/27/20 11:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

azdryheat wrote:

I work for a multi-state RV dealer and we're selling record numbers at our shows.
What demographic do you sell the most RV'S to ?

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Posted: 01/27/20 11:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

davelinde wrote:

I could not get data after 2014 but the rate of family formation is dropping... I did not look for data but I am thinking the rate of early retirement and/or retirement into a stable financial situation is dropping. On top of that I will guess that the number of families that want to RV as a family and the number of retirees who want to RV could be dropping. The combo of a smaller target demographic (families and retired) along with a smaller rate of interest in RV lead to the decline in sales.

Just my guess
This would be my guess as well. Probably less disposable income or competition for other interest as well.

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Posted: 01/27/20 11:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What if normal is 300 to 350? Why would you think the peak at 504 is normal?

OK maybe the exuberant party is over but still plenty of good times right now.


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