How much seasonal variation will I see on used 5thWh prices (Houston/Austin)?
Is this (early October) generally the best time of year to buy a used fifth-wheel or are resellers (both private and dealers) more anxious to make a sale and/or flex on pricing in November or December?
In addition to price correlations with time of year, what about inventory/selection? Is the best selection now or perhaps later in the year?
[I'm flexible about age/model-year as well as price range. I mainly want to maximize size/length and slide-outs and perhaps storage in general. I can afford something in the $40,000 arena but I like to be frugal even at the sacrifice of aesthetics. I'm somewhat flexible on timing and I'm even willing to pay for transporting a longer distance if it was cost-effective. I even have family within the northern Indiana RV manufacturing industry but because I'm not interested in a new unit, I assume that my insider connections won't help me much---but perhaps there are factors I've not considered.]
FT'er,38' 5W/ToyHauler but no toys; rural eastern Texas 140mi.from Houston coastline.[On-grid gray/black-water code-compliant.] Interested in feedback re: climate/mold issues, vermin/pests/coyotes, energy-conservation tech & experiments, passive solar, RV security.