Originally Posted by DaveG
Another twist in the buying surge is a fair amount of buyer upgrading. Not all buyers are new to RV. An AS salesperson said price and demand is up for pretty much all brands used and new. They are getting buyers who because of the demand (easier sell) and higher sale price are taking advantage of opportunity to make adjustments in what they own.
I think it's fair to guess that most folks who do a trade in are "moving up" in the market. It will always be an 80/20 sort of thing, nothing like this is true 100% of the time. For most, a brand like Airstream is a move up, even on a used trailer. For the folks that bought a near death used SOB, just about anything would be a move up.
My guess is that the worst of the worst will go back to their 2018 prices first. The rest of the used market may well stay pretty crazy for a while. As long as it does, the new stuff will keep flying off the dealer's lots.
All of this is purely a guess. It's based on what folks are saying they will do and saying they like. The real question is always "how long will they back that up with cash?". ( I'd love to go on a space trip .... hmmm ...$28M ... not so much ...