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Old 12-15-2018, 08:58 PM   #1
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Used motorhome prices increasing.

I’ve been watching motorhome prices for a couple years now, specifically the Fleetwood 40g. There has been a dramatic increase in used values. A 2013 40g today for example is $20-$30 even $40k higher than you could of purchased one for a couple years ago.

This is why we decided to buy new but we have a friend looking for a good used coach.

Is the used market that strong right now?
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:05 PM   #2
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If he can wait next year will be Many Newer coaches up for sale because of the economy taking a dump. Look at all the company layoffs not to mention the housing market is now beginning to slow down. Its been over 10 years since 2007
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:16 PM   #3
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If he can wait next year will be Many Newer coaches up for sale because of the economy taking a dump. Look at all the company layoffs not to mention the housing market is now beginning to slow down. Its been over 10 years since 2007
x2. The recession is already beginning. I just read that Las Vegas housing is just at the beginning of taking a dump, just like back in 08. Add to that is youngsters taking second mortgages out on their homes in record numbers again. People will be dumping motorhomes left and right in a year or two.
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I'm watching too for the time to move up in coach (used or barely used). I may do it sooner, or later, or not at all we'll see.
But I just heard about a projection that new coach sales are expected to drop 5% in 2019.
Edit: I heard this, I don't have documentation to provide.
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Well... you guys are making me feel good about purchasing a new one last month. Lol
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Yes, new and used coach prices have gone up. We are now at the peak of the boomer retirement cycle and that is what has caused the price spikes. As the others have said, with the approaching recession, prices will take a tumble in very short order.
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Maybe some truth,but I think most purchasers are Baby Boomer and they are driving the prices up just like the Harley Davidson craz of 20 years ago. The Boomer don't finance much and have some disposable income. So we"ll just have to see.
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Well... you guys are making me feel good about purchasing a new one last month. Lol
While they have their Crystal balls out be sure you get next week's winning lottery numbers.

My prediction for next year is older people will be forecasting doom and gloom. That's not ageism because I'm in that group.
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Sounds like some here are like chicken little crying out "the sky is falling, the sky is falling."
Prices on used rvs has steadily increased over the last 2 years as well as dealers selling new rvs closer to MSRP. The reason is DEMAND!
We have experienced one weather related calamity after another over the past 2 years affecting not just one regional area of the US but multiple. Consider 2018: we've had multiple hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, etc. destroying homes in at least 4 US regions.
Where are these people going to live? Some will find new living space where they live, though rents have also increased in many areas. Some will move in with family members while some will relocate to areas offering jobs and housing. Some, I believe many are moving to rvs. I say that based on the number of news stories I've seen these past months where people have stated they are going to obtain an rv to park on their property until they rebuild; read classified where people who lost their homes to flooding, fire, etc. are looking for an rv; and others asking for information on rv living.
In addition, I have seen owners sell their rvs faster in the last 12 months than at any time in 40 years of rving. I placed my 2016 Tiffin for sale in November 2016 and it sold in 4 hours. This past May I purchased my first used DP and paid $20,000.00 more than NADA and $10,000 less than competitive dealers.
For all my doom-and-gloomers here in on iRV2 I wish I had your crystal balls. Unfortunately many cook to history claiming that because something happened before it is going to happen again. I like to study history but my experience has taught me that history doesn't necessarily forecast or dictate the future. We should be learning from the mistake people, our we ourselves made that brought heartache and trouble into our life and strive not to perpetuate them. Live and learn was my grandfathers admonition. Its okay to fail just don't do it again was another one he was always saying.
On topic, prices may go up and down as demand dictates and the demand is high right now and only seems to be growing. Basic mathematical equations dictate that it will take California several years to rebuild IF they don't have anymore major fires, floods, earthquakes, etc. The same is true for those ravaged by the hurricanes and floods. But less face it, we will continue to have severe weather and stupid people who like to start fires and watch things burn (only wish it was them).
Add to this increased NEED by those who have suffered misfortune the increased number of younger people who are self employed or working jobs that require them to relocate often who are buying and living in rvs full time the prospects for rv sales is promising for the near future.
My greatest desire is that the number of rvs on the road don't max out the available CG space, but we are already seeing prices increase due to demand.
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Yes, new and used coach prices have gone up. We are now at the peak of the boomer retirement cycle and that is what has caused the price spikes. As the others have said, with the approaching recession, prices will take a tumble in very short order.
The peak of the boomers was 1958. That means that those boomers are now 60. I think we will see more taking up rving in the next few years. Unless the economy takes a huge hit, I wouldnt hold your breath waiting for rv prices to drop for a few years. They only have gone up for the last couple years, which would indicate the leading edge of the boomers are here. I would say five to seven years from now, they will be getting dumped at a huge discount. The boomers will either be done traveling, or their health will stop them from rving. Just my guess.
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The peak of the boomers was 1958. That means that those boomers are now 60. I think we will see more taking up rving in the next few years. Unless the economy takes a huge hit, I wouldnt hold your breath waiting for rv prices to drop for a few years. They only have gone up for the last couple years, which would indicate the leading edge of the boomers are here. I would say five to seven years from now, they will be getting dumped at a huge discount. The boomers will either be done traveling, or their health will stop them from rving. Just my guess.


This makes sense and the RV salesmen told me they are seeing more and more younger families getting into RV’ing. I don’t know if we fall in that category of “younger” but we are hovering around 40 with a 5 and 6 year old.
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I think the numbers of rv owners on the road will increase no matter what the economy does

Less miles traveled and demand for lower priced camping sites will increase dramatically if we do have a recession

Great time for camp ground owners to expand

Newer rigs that get bashed by the higher end cult are going to last longer than the old ones leading to even more on the road or in camp grounds
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If one thinks a recession is coming next year so they wait for lower prices. Then next year it doesn't happen, but some say it's coming the following year, so you wait again. The only result of this is that you just missed two great fun years waiting for the sky to fall. You might not be alive next year or the year after. If it is in your budget to buy that RV now, do it and enjoy it. So what if the price comes down in a year or two? What if it doesn't?
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If one thinks a recession is coming next year so they wait for lower prices. Then next year it doesn't happen, but some say it's coming the following year, so you wait again. The only result of this is that you just missed two great fun years waiting for the sky to fall. You might not be alive next year or the year after. If it is in your budget to buy that RV now, do it and enjoy it. So what if the price comes down in a year or two? What if it doesn't?

Agreed. If one waits long enough almost any prediction will come true.
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