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Old 11-26-2020, 09:37 PM   #1
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Want to buy a new Winnebago? 2yr waiting list.

RV business article here: https://rvbusiness.com/want-to-buy-a...-waiting-list/
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Old 11-26-2020, 10:29 PM   #2
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so buy a few shares...? DWs been telling me this for a couple decades. Guess now more than ever....
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So who's buying all these? They say we are in a depression. It will be interesting to see how it goes in a year or two years.
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Old 11-27-2020, 12:41 PM   #5
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Sorry, I did not read the article.

The question was who is buying these, that is only half of the problem.

First many people have canceled other activities which saved them money, some got the government checks, and some just financed them out thinking about today and not the future.

The other big problem is supply and demand. My brother is a manager at a boat manufacture and we were talking about this last night. He said production is set up to build 20 boats per week. With current demand he could easily sell 25/week. With the current situation they are lucky to make 15/week. He said even if modifying shifts to meet COVID standards were not an issue the personnel issue is getting worse. He said it is very hard find employees that show up and when they do actually do their job. The other big issue is getting the supplies they need to build their product. Other makers are facing the same issues.
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You are right, why would a supplier build MH parts when they can make ventilators and make a killing or even make mask or face shields and sell them at 3000% mark up. As it has been said, "Supply and Demand" Yes people would buy a new RV right now if they could find one and if the RV MFG's made them but they can't make them due to not having the parts available. If they in-housed all of there stuff they might have been able to make a few but the supplies needs have dried up. Until people understand that "We, the People" have to help end this mess by doing our do diligence we are not going to get off or this Merry-go-round anytime soon. Yes, humans are a social group but it's time to stop killing our selves with our big headed egos.
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The article refers to a 2 year wait for an RV, but I am not sure exactly what that means.

The local large dealer (LaMesa RV) has a full lot and I am sure I could go down there and buy an RV if I did not already have one, but I probably would not get the large selection they usually have. And they have Class B RVs on their web page for sale, so they must be available right now.

And I don't see how it could possibly be a 2 year waiting list for order since you would be buying an RV without knowing anything about it, including the price. I guess I don't know what the article is referring to.
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The article refers to a 2 year wait for an RV, but I am not sure exactly what that means.

The local large dealer (LaMesa RV) has a full lot and I am sure I could go down there and buy an RV if I did not already have one, but I probably would not get the large selection they usually have. And they have Class B RVs on their web page for sale, so they must be available right now.

And I don't see how it could possibly be a 2 year waiting list for order since you would be buying an RV without knowing anything about it, including the price. I guess I don't know what the article is referring to.
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I don't have any concerns.

I am not in the market for a new or used RV. I was commenting on an article that was linked to in an earlier post.
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my guess is those rv’s are committed to dealers out for two years but not committed to end buyers, just a guess
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So who's buying all these? They say we are in a depression.

Who says were in a depression???? This is one of the greatest periods of growth in history.
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I believe they're referring to the Tours and Journey's. When BAGO bought Country Coach they tried to used theat facility for all the high end diesel coaches, and it bombed. They're now trying to develop a new facility in Forest City, but they haven't built anything but Forza's for a while.
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Who says were in a depression???? This is one of the greatest periods of growth in history.
During the 2008-2009 Bush Great Recession a great many RV manufacturers went out of business forever. Ten years later and people have forgotten, except those who had good jobs with medical insurance who now work at Wal-Mart and depend on food stamps and other assistance from the government.

My wife and I were spending $30,000 a year on overseas travel. With the pandemic and the failed response of our people in the White House and Congress we quickly realized we needed to travel differently. We bought a new Class C last month after a couple months of searching for a used motorhome on in our state. My brother spent $6,000 to take his two children to Disney World a few years ago and that money would be going into camping gear and possibly a RV of some kind today.

Most people ignore the cost of a RV or a boat or even a pickup truck and trailer and only look at the monthly payment with financing. Americans tend to be financially naive and the banking and credit card businesses (and politicians) take full advantage of consumer ignorance and emotionality
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I bought my new MH the Saturday after the country shutdown in March.
I’m glad I did. I good for the next 10-15 yrs
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