Originally Posted by mariemandalay
It's crazy how quickly these things sell once listed. Also, it seems like folks are jacking up prices due to demand. I'm thinking I should wait until the pandemic is over to buy. Thoughts?
Your last sentence makes good sense to me, with slight reservations.
>You actually REALLY NEED A camper.
Otherwise consider holding off. Read an article recently concerning extremely crowded campgrounds. Some gurus in the camper industry said that something like 80% of new camper sales are to 1st time buyers. Newbies. And most of them are less than
40 yrs old.
There is a certain mind set of real campers. Especially those buying smaller ones. And the most serious spend the extra bucks to get a small FG brand as we are discussing here. And most of us have learned about quality of these units compared to conventional trailers. We had conventional and grew weary of the leaks
, swaying on the road, and gradually self destructing. Our units have very few of those problems. Other than self inflected.
Prices will eventually drop down to reasonable or below. Why?
> Preparing for a trip , driving slower, dealing with other drivers aren't easy.
And if pre-trip inspections on the trailer are not done, and the trailer is not balanced, serious problems can occur on the road or the camp ground. Then everything in reverse.
> A favorite pass time for us is watching others back into a campsite. �� and we can draw a crowd backing into ours. ��
What now? Unless we stay in an expensive commercial park with crowed sites... We are a small slightly cramped trailer, no TV reception, and no where to shop. The campground is spacious as are the sites. And no shopping close by.
Our mind set is to walk the campground greeting everyone we see outside. That will generally lead to 1 or more conversations. We came to share a small living space for a while , enjoy the beauty of the surrounding , meet new folks, make friends. We can shop, and watch TV when we get back home.
But tons of folks won't enjoy That tye of camping and the hassles and expense. Possible paying to store it somewhere in the sun, or tying up space in their driveway. Maybe paying monthly notes on the camper. The solution is to SELL. Predictions are that some price lowering will occur, this winter. The real market FLOODING of used campers will begin a year from now.��
A friend bought a 2016 Casita
toward the end of last year.. He sold
it recently for $4000 profit the 1st day it was advertised. . he said that judging by the number of responses he got, he could have gotten more. but the first caller sent him a deposit and he honored that.
So unless you really need it, or have some excess cash, WAIT!