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jrhack

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Posted: 05/07/20 12:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is true. Lazydays in Tampa area is packed with customers each weekend. We just bought ours this past month. We are new to RV scene but the sales people are saying for the country being shut down, sales are really good.

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RVIA March 2020 shipment snapshot on their website indicates overall shipments to dealers down 30 percent from March 2019. Towable shipments were down, but not as much as motor homes; they were down 39 percent. How much of the decline can be attributed to coronavirus vs dealers are overloaded with product is anyone's guess.

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Posted: 05/07/20 02:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CampingWorld Holdings Inc. (NYSE):

Around $16.xx from mid-Jan - mid Feb.

Hit a low of $3.xx in mid Mar.

Is now hovering around $10.xx.

Quote from the Motley Fool:

" . . . At this point, it is still unclear what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Camping World's business. Some investors have wondered whether demand for its products could actually move higher as summer draws closer since camping could be a good social-distancing-friendly vacation activity compared to trips that require air travel or hotel stays."

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Posted: 05/07/20 03:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There’s no business like the RV business...and there’s no people like those in the RV business.


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I know a couple of people that work for manufacturers... 1 for Forest River, and 1 for Redwood.. They Both said the same thing ... Business is crazy busy... I also am friends with a GM at a local RV dealer, he said they were slow during the shutdown, now they are open under certain circumstances, they are kicking it...

I don't know how, or why,, ?? I will say this... In our industry ( manufacturing & steel ) , we have a bunch of customers that are having a hard time getting their workers back, as they are making more on unemployment and govt money then by paycheck...


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mockturtle wrote:

Heard on business news this morning that RV sales are booming. Good for the industry but possibly bad for those of us who are already finding it increasingly difficult to find campsites.


On the other hand who is it. Steelcase (not sure) makes the captain chairs in my RV, Shutting down due to lack of business suggests sales not as grand as all that.

NO Flex steel is the company. Steel case is not in danger of shutting down but they make office chairs..


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mockturtle wrote:

Heard on business news this morning that RV sales are booming. Good for the industry but possibly bad for those of us who are already finding it increasingly difficult to find campsites.


All the state campgrounds in California are closed with no date to reopen. Some private campgrounds are open and your only choice unless you want to pull off the road somewhere it's legal and dry camp


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hotjag1 wrote:

I kind of expected an increase in rv sales because people aren't going to want to fly or stay in motels.


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Plus many are also expecting to Not get there old job back when things open up and might have to relocate and nothing is better than a RV when moving around trying to get work..

There is talk over 50,000 casino workers here in Vegas will not be rehired..

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Could be that some of those unaffected by the coronavirus-induced economic downturn find self-contained, socially-distanced travel to low-density rural areas an appealing option, producing a short-term surge in RV sales. Long term, many will have less money and/or be reserving what they have for essentials. Should be more of a buyer’s market as time goes on, at least until a solid recovery kicks in.


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Don't take this personal but we in AZ have a hard time finding camping spots because the snowbirds get here when the weather cools and don't leave till it warms up. We've tried getting a spot in Parker along the CO River or at one of the state parks, for example, but the campsites are full for months on end. We end up boondocking, instead.


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