What percent of new RV sales are molded fiberglass trailers? - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-05-2018, 06:49 AM   #21
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As I see it, there are three main categories of components for a trailer or RV.
1. The frame, wheels, bearings, axles, springs, shocks, hitch, levelers, lights, brakes.
2. The shell. Roof, walls, windows, doors, floor
3. The mechanicals: electric, lights, pumps, fuses, breakers, tanks, pipes, toilets, sinks, showers, refrigerator, stove, battery, microwave, tv.

Comparing fiberglass campers to stick-built:
1. Same
3. Same. Most equipment is third party with sep warranties.
2. This is the main difference and the cause of all the misery for stick-built campers, and the rapid depreciation. Fiberglass shells are more expensive to build, and doesn’t lend itself to mass production assembly lines as readily as stick built.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:14 AM   #22
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So how about the resale value on fiberglass RV trailers, not bad is it.

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Old 07-09-2018, 11:21 AM   #23
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Exactly Trainman. The fiberglass campers don’t depreciate anywhere close to the rate of stick builts depreciation. Like any good tool, you get what you pay for.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:31 AM   #24
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It looks like 2018 has almost matched 2017 with total RV deliveries through October at just 1.1% less than the previous year-to-date figures.

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