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Old 01-10-2015, 09:09 AM   #1
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An Uptick?

Just an observation. It seems to me that the New Member forum is getting a lot of action lately. Considering that it's the middle of winter, does this mean that there's going to be a big surge in the numbers of RVers soon? What are your thoughts?
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I heard that RV sales increased 15% YOY from 2013 to 2014. Sounds like the great economy, aging "Boomers," and great gas prices are combining to make an impact on iRV2, as well! WooHoo! \ken
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It probably means that it's freezing outside and more people are surfing the internet.
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I heard that RV sales increased 15% YOY from 2013 to 2014. Sounds like the great economy, aging "Boomers," and great gas prices are combining to make an impact on iRV2, as well! WooHoo! \ken
That's almost vebatium what the RV industry spokesman said.
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I agree with Sarah.

In the end maybe we will get more CG's a good thing.
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I am new here this year and have noticed a bunch of newbies like me. Found out about this forum and wanted to learn before I buy and it is definitely educating me. I feel much more confident now.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:28 AM   #7
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It probably means that it's freezing outside and more people are surfing the internet.
Just MHOH, If the fuel prices keep dropping it will more people to travel via RV then in the past, maybe more trips per year. Just a thought is all.
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I have noticed the MH prices are going up, in the middle of winter, that is a first! Has to be because of the gas prices! Rail!
PS, and the MH's are selling too!!
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Do they have any type MH shows over there? or is pretty rare to even see a MH?
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Do they have any type MH shows over there? or is pretty rare to even see a MH?
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Tim, it is pretty rare to see a camper or MH over here! Other than the main streets around town, and the highway's you could get into serious trouble as far as size goes! Thailand has a lot of state parks, but have not seen much camping area's other than tent and primitive camping! You do see a camper once and awhile just passing thru on the highway! And I think you could park them in any of the parks and no one would say a thing! Makes me miss mine that much more! Rail!
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re: Oil prices. Use caution if you are considering a major purchase on something alike a half million dollar motor home or a mega high dollar RV of any description for that matter. Oil prices can go up as fast as they came down. The arab oil ministers say the price has hit bottom. One of the talking heads on tv or radio said the other day there is a possibility the arabs are allowing prices to fall in order to try to bust the US oil industry. Not sure about that, but the US oil industry is laying off several thousand oil field and oil industry workers even now. Not "doom sayer" but it never hurts to be realistic
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No one should get too wound up about gas prices and RVs since fuel cost is definitely not the major factor in RV ownership cost. Your numbers may vary, but consider this example:
8mpg motorhome
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$4.00 gallon annual fuel cost = $3,000
$2.00 gallon annual fuel cost = $1,500

Is an extra $1,500 worth giving up your RV?
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We were in the Quartzsite Az. area last week and it is just mind boggling to see that many Rv's in one area. We are now in Yuma and it is packed here as well. And this is a prop in the bucket of what is out there nation wide.
I would say the Rv industry is doing well. The price of fuel does help, but will not keep everyone at home when it is high.
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