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Old 10-21-2014, 01:38 PM   #1
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Is there a "good" time of year to buy an RV?

Hello everyone,
Newbie here again, researching and searching to purchase my first RV. Thank you to all who responded to my other thread with your helpful advice.

We went out this last weekend and looked at some used RV's. Had a great time, the kids were excited. One of the salesmen said that a lot of snowbirds were purchasing now. It got me to wondering if there were times of the year, like the housing market, that were better or worse to purchase? Or maybe it doesn't matter with RV's and it all depends on our local inventory here in the Seattle, WA. area? I don't know, so I thought I would ask you, who have already gone thru this process. Is there a good or bad time of the year to purchase, or is all dependent on supply and demand of the local market?

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Old 10-21-2014, 03:28 PM   #2
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Right now. Get deals on "last years" (this years) model, dealer doesn't want to keep it over the winter when sales drop to almost nothing and next spring it is on clearance.

So, that being said spring is a good time too, but if it were me buying new again I'd buy now. Spring clearance sales can be great but that is a hot time for selling anyway for the dealer.

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In the east September is the absolute best time and in the west the end of February through March are ideal. I live in the east and usually go out to Arizona or Florida to purchase my next used motorhome in March. Lots of old people give up on Rving then or a spouse dies. Lots of real good deal but you need to look hard to find them as they go fast.
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hahaha. Yeah...I better go get some lotto tickets...
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The RV business is essentially like the boat business. They are highly seasonal items. I prefer to shop online and buy as close to home as possible--if the local dealer's willing to deal. It's very easy to go online and figure out the dominant dealerships. The better RV dealerships will also carry the more desirable RV lines.

I do go to the big RV shows (like the one in Atlanta) to test out which dealers are willing to compete for my business by selling for a fair profit. Manufacturers often sweeten the pot with dealer incentives to those willing to participate in the large RV Shows.

I appreciate the dealers that get out there and hustle for business. I bought a fifth wheel trailer this year when the dealer made a quick 5 minute phone call and got one of his pending orders changed slightly to my needs. My ordered trailer was on the ground in 3 weeks--while other dealers were talking 6-8 weeks for delivery.

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