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arthurval 10-07-2005 06:38 PM

Any campground owners and/or RV sales people willing to give an honest opinion as to how the recent increase in fuel prices are affecting their business. Also, any insight into RVing for the rest of 2005 and the 2006 year ??? Art 2001 Winnebago Journey

arthurval 10-07-2005 06:38 PM

Any campground owners and/or RV sales people willing to give an honest opinion as to how the recent increase in fuel prices are affecting their business. Also, any insight into RVing for the rest of 2005 and the 2006 year ??? Art 2001 Winnebago Journey

RV Wizard 10-08-2005 01:22 AM

I work at a large dealership and have noticed a slowdown as also reported in the trade magazines. Not as much slowdown though as I would have thought it could be. I think that those that can afford to spend 500k or more don't worry as much on the price of fuel (must be nice) http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...s/icon_eek.gif.

Edmund A Skibinski 10-08-2005 04:45 AM

http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif Just went to a motorhome dealer in our area and movement of coaches was slow, he stated he had no difficulty in selling the $300,000/$400,000 units but any thing under that price range was a tough sell right now. Ed.S

Radarr 10-13-2005 08:37 AM

The RV Industry publications I get and read, stated that for July, "shippments were down more then 10% and for August they fell to 27.7%". September hasn't been releasted yet, but it certainly will not be any better. Except for those companies that jumped on the band wagon and started making trailers on their motor home lines, the RV Industry as a whole, is experiencing a real slow down turn, that if fuel prices don't come down to Sring time levels, it's only going to get worse.

I watch a lot of RV & Motor Home web sites where coaches are for sale and I have to say, the numbers of used coaches for sale throught the country, is staggering. This is going to be one of those NO NO's ,that people shouldn't do when the economy gets tight, and that's to sell low to get out. They think their going to save money, but all their doing is fueling a depressed market. I know it sounds easy, but it's a fact.

We've been through worse situations and everything worked out, I believe things will come back around after we get through the damage in the south.

Radarr

FYRMAN 10-21-2005 10:50 AM

Trailer sales are slow, but holding steady. Definitly not seeing the numbers like we usually do during the summer. Sales of class A diesel pushers are still strong. Lots of people still heading south for the winter.


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