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Stahmann Sales Company in Seguin was the closest dealership with a Travato on the lot. Karl Stahmann, grandson of the founder of the company, interrupted his lunch burrito to show us what he had in stock, which wasn't much. Karl said that RV manufacturers were hit with a double whammy by the coronavirus pandemic. First the factories were idled by lockdowns. Then a lot of people wanted to travel but wanted to avoid public restrooms, hotels, and airports. Hence the run on RVs.
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Patty: Pick the right floorplan. To me, the most important factor that would make a Class B RV worth the investment (around $90K) was to have access to our own bathroom and maybe a coffeemaker. Since gently used RVs are scarce, we looked for what we wanted rather than taking what was available.
Just wanted to take a minute to say thanks to all the folks at RV Select for the outstanding way you handled the process for purchasing my motorhome. I completed the form on Tuesday and it wasn't 15 minutes until Jarrod called me and it was smooth sailing from then on. The process was explained very clearly to where I could understand what was going to happen. I was concerned in the beginning dealing with someone on the internet I didn't know but the way all of you explained each process I soon gained confidence that you would do what you said you would do. Your organization has something that is hard to find anymore, CUSTOMER SERVICE! You do what you say and you make sure everything is taken care of the way it should. This process started Tuesday morning and Thursday morning Jay was here to pick up my motor home. Everyone I worked with, Jarrod, Daniel, Keri, Jay, was very professional, caring, and responsible. Even after the sale was completed Daniel and Keri followed up to make sure everything was ok and thanked me for my business. Keep up the great work and I will definitely recommend RV Select Inc. to all!!
After owning 6 different RVs since our first in 1973, and having bought 3 used and 3 new, I think that the key to a satisfactory purchase is research and education. Far too many RV buyers choose the RV based more on emotion than on logic. As a career electrical/mechanical service tech, I probably had some advantage in my early purchasing experience but it still requires study to know what you really need & want. Our second, fifth, and sixth RVs were new and looking back I believe that we did reasonably well in each one. A fair purchase price is much easier to discover with a used RV than with new because it is so difficult to find different makes and models that are of the same quality, workmanship, and configuration, while RV Trader and similar locations make comparisons of used RV less difficult. When we bought our new Class A for fulltime living we wanted new so configured it with a local dealer and then took that configuration sheet and shared it with prices covered with 9 dealers selling the same brand in three states, inviting each one to bid on our purchase. Total variation in price form highest to lowest was about 8% of MSRP & nealy 12% of our actual purchase price. We did have to drive about 120 miles and cross a state line to make the purchase.
Thanks for the article. Always appreciated information. I began Rving in 1975 with a truck camper, then to a 16' TT and now a 33' fiver. Part-time at the start and now full-time. Most recently, the purchase of a used 2020Grand Design has proven prudent. I wanted a unit built pre-covid, due to rapid construction and perceived lower quality during '21 & '22,and was not willing to purchase new to avoid the initial killing in depreciation. It took me over a year to find a unit that did not have the owners trying to grab all the cash they could, as they made minimum payments and had a payout that was greater than the rig was worth after depreciation. Units that were preowned did sell at inflated prices as many seem to not embrace restraint while making substsantial purchases. Caught up in the frenzy of, if I don't get it now, the supply will dwindle and I won't get one. Many I have spoke with in the Rv community are indicating that although sites seem to be at a bit more of a premium than a few years ago, they have indicated that they have still been able to secure a site without much difficulty. On a final note to a comment made by another: perhaps the Morton's do earn some financial gain from their website. That is the American way. They provide informative articles on a regular basis that benefit many. If they have an opinion, whether one may consider it negative or otherwise, it is their opinion.
I also knew that I wanted something that I could customize to our needs. If I had decided to buy something new, I would have had to buy a different type of trailer (most likely one that was much smaller) and one that I would have felt bad about ripping apart.
So, it has been happening right under our noses; and for better or worse, it's something we have to live with. But then, that doesn't mean we have to put up with crap. It also doesn't mean we have to spend our hard-earned money to give giant investment corporations big profits without asking for something in return. What we want is what we've always wanted: A reasonable investment on our dollars spent and quality in the product.
I originally published this several years ago, before the RV flipping craze hit and before the RV market went crazy. At the time, I was getting numerous questions about buying and selling and I was so excited to be doing something that helped our family out financially. I wanted to share what I had learned. If I were to go back, would I have published this information? Maybe, maybe not. But I would have worded it differently knowing what I know now.
The first time Lemp bought an RV online, she "didn't really have a game plan," but wanted to renovate a camper her family could use for road trips. "I liked the idea of camping and had fond memories of camping as a child," she says.
I mentioned your budget a moment ago. Budgets are important, just like when you buy a car or truck. For example, I finally had the opportunity to buy a diesel truck, which I wanted for many years, but was always outside my budget. When I looked at Ram trucks with Cummins diesel engines I of course wanted a 2500 Laramie model loaded with everything you could get. But in reality, I could afford a 2500 Outdoorsman model with a Cummins diesel, that had some of the features I wanted. You need to be realistic about your budget. When an RV is loaded with optional equipment the price can get very expensive, but if you take some of the options away you can still afford to buy the RV you want. I always tell people, if there is no money left in the budget to use the RV, why get one in the first place! 041b061a72