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Old 09-21-2015, 11:05 PM   #1
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2016 Oliver Trailers Base Price Increase.

Hi everyone, I just received the 2016 info on the 2016 base prices for a new Oliver 18' 5" ($45,500) & the 23' 6" is now $48,500. This might be old news to some, but I heard the rumor a few months back not thinking too much of it. When we bought our 23' 6'' back in Jan 2015 the base price was $41,000. That's a $7,500. increase now for the Legacy Elite II. The upgrades & add-ons still have the same prices. I guess now no one will question if the Oliver has reached that top dog status for being the No. #1 luxury egg at least price wise. Even with the price increase we still would have made the same choice. I just hope this does not impact their sales in a negative way. I'd hate to see Oliver close their doors again, they really do make a outstanding product. On the positive side .... good for those who were fortunate to have been able to buy an Oliver before the price increases, which now makes ones future resale prices that much better.
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:52 PM   #2
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We just got under the price increase. They went up in August I believe. We pick ours up October 7th
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:31 PM   #3
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Nice .... Now you know your trailer is worth $7500. more when you drive it of the lot.
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:30 PM   #4
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For what its worth - back in July while taking a tour of the factory, I was told that one of the reasons for the price increase was that the cost of product liability insurance for EACH unit produced was $5,000.
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:03 AM   #5
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For what its worth - back in July while taking a tour of the factory, I was told that one of the reasons for the price increase was that the cost of product liability insurance for EACH unit produced was $5,000.
That is absolutely bizarre!
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:12 PM   #6
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$5000 insurance policy

Is that a mafia thing.
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:33 PM   #7
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For what its worth - back in July while taking a tour of the factory, I was told that one of the reasons for the price increase was that the cost of product liability insurance for EACH unit produced was $5,000.
I think they need to find a new insurance agent. How can Scamp sell a trailer with similar liability risks for $10,000? Surely half the retail price cannot be insurance. I suspect the tour guide was blowing smoke. Or perhaps Oliver makes only 3 or 4 trailers a year. It is always easy to damn lawyers and insurance companies, not that it isn't often justified. The numbers in this case seem suspect. There are likely good reasons for a price increase, but those reasons are not easy to put across in a sound bite.

Or maybe I could order a fleet of Scamps now and look for a $5000 increase next year. I could flip them for a tidy profit.

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Old 09-23-2015, 12:34 PM   #8
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That is absolutely bizarre!
When we picked up our trailer last April, Robert said at that time each trailer leaving their factory had $3500. added on the base price for insurance.
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:41 PM   #9
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Nice .... Now you know your trailer is worth $7500. more when you drive it of the lot.
Yeah, but only if they find someone willing to pay that.
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:53 PM   #10
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Yeah, but only if they find someone willing to pay that.
Supply & demand, if you want an Oliver & you got the bucks they will sell and we all know depending on where you live good fiberglass trailers do not stay on the classifieds to long.
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depending on where you live good fiberglass trailers do not stay on the classifieds to long.
Apples and oranges. Used FGRVs in the sub-5K, 10K, or 15K range versus new 48K Olivers is not a fair comparison. There are a lot more people looking for a good used inexpensive egg than there will ever be buying Olivers. No Oliver bashing intended, I am sure they are great units (for those that can afford them). I hope to be able to afford a tour of their factory someday.
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The folks who bought in 2008 are even further ahead in the game

2007 Oliver Legacy Elite with Solar $37,500

2007 Oliver Legacy Elite with Solar $37,500
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I think they need to find a new insurance agent. How can Scamp sell a trailer with similar liability risks for $10,000? Surely half the retail price cannot be insurance. I suspect the tour guide was blowing smoke. Or perhaps Oliver makes only 3 or 4 trailers a year. It is always easy to damn lawyers and insurance companies, not that it isn't often justified. The numbers in this case seem suspect. There are likely good reasons for a price increase, but those reasons are not easy to put across in a sound bite.

Or maybe I could order a fleet of Scamps now and look for a $5000 increase next year. I could flip them for a tidy profit.

John
The factory liability cost per trailer that is passed onto the end user comes down to the number of units made. Scamp makes far more trailers in a year than Oliver does thus the per unit cost of factory liability insurance is going to be less.
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What can a $41 K 19 Ft Oliver do that a $30 K 19 ft Escape cannot ? Like an Airsteam there may be some status value but status is not worth an additional $11 K in my book. Oliver is a nice trailer but I can't justify the cost. This is not a criticism. of Oliver owners just my opinion.
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