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Old 02-27-2021, 08:19 AM   #1
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The Sales Boom Continues

From RV Business:

RVIA: January Wholesale RV Shipments Jump 39% to 45,930

https://rvbusiness.com/january-whole...-39-over-2019/
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:58 AM   #2
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I bumped into my RV Service Guy at the local old man bar last night. Our conversation was about how busy his dealership is. They are delivering on average 25 Ė 30 units per week right now. Sales in the quarter ending December 2020 was the highest in their 53 year history.
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Boy, it is really going to get harder to find a camping spot unless you book in ADVANCE!
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This time next year, there will be lots of gently/barely/un used RVs for sale.
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:02 AM   #5
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This time next year, there will be lots of gently/barely/un used RVs for sale.
I see several of these being used as a home office. I walk Tunce in a different neighborhood almost every day ( when not at the dog park) and these things are cropping up all over.
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There were two new RVs on my street this fall. I started chatting with one of the new owners and was terrified by how little he knew about what he just bought. The good news was, it was a 2019 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 264BH. That is virtually the same floor plan as mine, so I am very familiar with it. He was like a sponge and anxious to know more. He's stopped by a few times with more questions and we even went together to setup his WDH.
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Dealer inventories are still very slim in these parts. Many of the units they have listed on their website say "on order" instead of "in stock" as usual. And prices have risen dramatically. So its a sellers market......
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There were two new RVs on my street this fall. I started chatting with one of the new owners and was terrified by how little he knew about what he just bought. The good news was, it was a 2019 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 264BH. That is virtually the same floor plan as mine, so I am very familiar with it. He was like a sponge and anxious to know more. He's stopped by a few times with more questions and we even went together to setup his WDH.
Thatís awesome! Even when not camping you make friends with other campers and help to build the community into responsible owners!
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It's ridiculous. I'm on the Jayco group on Facebook and it's mostly posts of folks getting their first RV and not knowing what to do.

Yeah, it's good there are new RVers as we were all at one point, but this boom is fake in that it's made up of people in it for short term.

And is affecting us as well, not only in booking a site, but now being unable to get any service when it was already bad before. Plus those of us wanting to trade up have to pay more.
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There were two new RVs on my street this fall. I started chatting with one of the new owners and was terrified by how little he knew about what he just bought. The good news was, it was a 2019 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 264BH. That is virtually the same floor plan as mine, so I am very familiar with it. He was like a sponge and anxious to know more. He's stopped by a few times with more questions and we even went together to setup his WDH.

Thatís great you could help a neighbor who is a newbie to camping but donít be terrified. The 264 is a starter camper for many. It was our first.....
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Thatís great you could help a neighbor who is a newbie to camping but donít be terrified. The 264 is a starter camper for many. It was our first.....
The biggest thing I was terrified by was that he had no idea about weights or what he could actually pull. He had just bought a half ton, so fortunately he had enough payload on the truck to pull his new camper because the 264BH is pretty light for it's length. I would have hated to tell him the bad news. He also didn't understand how the gas, AC, and DC power systems work, and so on. He does now!
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Yeah, it's good there are new RVers as we were all at one point, but this boom is fake in that it's made up of people in it for short term.

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Let's see, airlines and hotels have been the breeding grounds for illness for a few decades and people refuse to take sick leave when they are sick thereby polluting the entire workplace and contaminating the workforce.

RVs are here to stay and the value of them is beginning to be recognized by many, many folks.

As to the other points in the quote, they can both be sold ed by the same solution and that is reservations and appointments made in advance.

I for one am glad to see all the new faces entering the RV lifestyle and hopefully it will drive out some of the old blood that can't cope with change or live to. complain.
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Let's see, airlines and hotels have been the breeding grounds for illness for a few decades and people refuse to take sick leave when they are sick thereby polluting the entire workplace and contaminating the workforce.

RVs are here to stay and the value of them is beginning to be recognized by many, many folks.

As to the other points in the quote, they can both be solved by the same solution and that is reservations and appointments made in advance.

I for one am glad to see all the new faces entering the RV lifestyle and hopefully it will drive out some of the old blood that can't cope with change or live to. complain.
The people that had the above highlighted attitude are FINALLY retiring!!!
Yes, the company will survive just fine after their (and my) retirement.
Thankfully, my company no longer "rewards" people for not using their sick time when they are sick.
"Yay for me!!! I got a cool No Sick Time award for coming to work sick, spewing my germs to my fellow co-workers and making them sick!!"
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Let's see, airlines and hotels have been the breeding grounds for illness for a few decades and people refuse to take sick leave when they are sick thereby polluting the entire workplace and contaminating the workforce.
I spent 50 years in industry. Back in my day, people had colds, not Covid. Different times.

We ran a production line, that due to the chemistry of it there was no way to shut it down. If we did it would be 3 months cleaning up the mess.

When a Millenium called in sick because they wanted to go to a rock concert, or the girlie was on her period or stayed out too late last night, others had to work overtime to keep the machinery running. If more than 2 called in sick and the line was unattended, there was a huge safety issue for the ones that DID show up.

Yeah sometimes we DID come in sick. We were the Boomers that cared about our fellow employees. If we were dealing with covid or tuberculosis, then we would have acted accordingly.
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It's ridiculous. I'm on the Jayco group on Facebook and it's mostly posts of folks getting their first RV and not knowing what to do.

Yeah, it's good there are new RVers as we were all at one point, but this boom is fake in that it's made up of people in it for short term.

And is affecting us as well, not only in booking a site, but now being unable to get any service when it was already bad before. Plus those of us wanting to trade up have to pay more.
I am part of that group also along with local TX groups. Its constant, we just bought X will my X pull it ?
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So are you guys saying that we'll have a bunch of people towing 8000lbs down the highway that don't know what they're doing? Scary indeed.
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So are you guys saying that we'll have a bunch of people towing 8000lbs down the highway that don't know what they're doing? Scary indeed.

Is that any different than it has always been?
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Is that any different than it has always been?
This is so true. My guess is that at least 1/2 of the 5th wheels towed are overweight.

But I believe RV towers are a lot more conscientious of their driving as a result, knowing the full repercussions of a mistake - versus the 1/2 of the people out there texting and driving a car.
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