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Old 05-23-2020, 05:34 AM   #1
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It's time to buy

Well the covid 19 has pushed our RV buying up a year. We are actively trying to buy now.

So far 3 vacations have been canceled and it could be that way for a while. We figure if we had the coach now we could at least go somewhere. No airplanes or cruise ships for a long time. Then our financial team said we were in great shape. That's all the wife had to hear.

So, we have been making inquiries for a couple of weeks now with some hits.

Our inquiries have been for Newmar Ventana's and Tiffin Phaeton's.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:48 AM   #2
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My purchase decision was based on where we were in our RV life.
We thought it was time to go new after 13 yrs with a great DP.

Good idea.
I bought in the middle of all this virus.
Took delivery on April 7th.
I would assume with unemployment as high as it is, you just might do a bit better.
Newmar, Tiffin, Winnebago, Entegra would be the manufacturers I like.
I say pick, color, and floorplan in the price range you are in first.
Floorplan is the most important because you have to live in it.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:28 AM   #3
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I would wait rv stock are very high now and demand is up.

This would cause prices to rise. Dealers in AZ have increased the price on all there RV’s and are not negotiating as much.

Everyone is different and this is my opinion only.
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All I can say is good for you and your wife. Nice to hear not everyone’s plans went to cr.. both are nice rigs and like already stated pick the one with the floor plan you can’t live without. Deals are still out there. Look at largest dealers in country for biggest discounts. No advantage to buy local since when things break you tend to be on the road.

Enjoy the journey
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Everyone has his own criteria for "time to buy".

Good luck with yours.
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Old 05-24-2020, 04:37 AM   #6
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My purchase decision was based on where we were in our RV life.
We thought it was time to go new after 13 yrs with a great DP.

Good idea.
I bought in the middle of all this virus.
Took delivery on April 7th.
I would assume with unemployment as high as it is, you just might do a bit better.
Newmar, Tiffin, Winnebago, Entegra would be the manufacturers I like.
I say pick, color, and floorplan in the price range you are in first.
Floorplan is the most important because you have to live in it.
Can't disagree with any of that. Good luck with the new one.
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Our inquiries have been for Newmar Ventana's and Tiffin Phaeton's.
Better get a gas rig... what a difference a couple months make from what you said: “What I absolutely cannot stand is diesel exhaust. One of the worst polluters in world. Sorry DPers”.

Next you will be moving out of NY bringing those “great ideas” south.

PS: our family Alaska cruise was supposed to start this week.
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There was a video posted on irv2 from the CEO of a large RV retailer predicting the state of the RV industry over the coming months. He was predicting sales of RV's would go up due to peoples fear of flying and staying in hotels. Apparently his prediction is coming true as least in the short term.
I'm interested in learning where these RV buyers are coming from. If unemployment is at record highs is it just retired baby boomers buying? Of course not everyone is unemployed but generally sales of high cost discretionary items fall during high unemployment.

Another online RV magazine is predicting crowded RV parks this summer, so RVing is taking over the travel industry, or so it seems.
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I know 3 different families that bought RV's in the last 6 weeks. They were all first time RV buyers. Time will tell.
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I bought what some of you might consider a 'bottom feeder," a 2006 Monaco DP, on April 9. The dealer, in the Dallas area, made a significant concession on price. The GM at the lot told me they were trying to reduce inventory, get more liquidity, and would rather take a thousand dollar profit that have a unit sit for months.


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Personally, I think RV prices will drop over the next year/ Too many people are without jobs and it will take some time for the economy to recover. Lots of jobs will go away and business will close. People will not have the extra money to drop on a luxury item like an RV.

I would hold off buying an RV or real-estate for a year or so.

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There is a good possibility all the new purchasers will have bought into a lifestyle they are not prepared for and will be selling after the newness wears off...
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Better get a gas rig... what a difference a couple months make from what you said: “What I absolutely cannot stand is diesel exhaust. One of the worst polluters in world. Sorry DPers”.

Next you will be moving out of NY bringing those “great ideas” south.

PS: our family Alaska cruise was supposed to start this week.
Initially we were looking at gas rigs. I don't like diesel exhaust either. But I do like power. And we will be spending most of our time out west in the mountainous areas.

When we do head south, I hope we meet southerners with manners, like many of our friends.

I'll refrain from commenting on your NY statement
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I bought what some of you might consider a 'bottom feeder," a 2006 Monaco DP, on April 9. The dealer, in the Dallas area, made a significant concession on price. The GM at the lot told me they were trying to reduce inventory, get more liquidity, and would rather take a thousand dollar profit that have a unit sit for months.


BTW -- an excellent experience before, during, and (in this particular case) after the sale with Texas RV Outlet Superstore in Willow Park, TX. Can recommend with no hesitation.
Thanks for the input on the dealership. There are a lot of MH's in Texas.
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