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Old 08-05-2020, 07:21 AM   #1
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Airstreams Sold out Across America !

Anyone else notice Airstreams are gone everywhere since Covid19 ? I spoke with Colonial Airstreams last week and they only had 1 left . Guy said they usually have 150+ in stock . Glad I got mine when I did , wonder if this will skyrocket the values ?
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I just saw four Airstream trailers at RVOne of Orlando this afternoon. Don't know whether they were new or used, though one clearly had some hail damage on the end cap.
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Old 08-05-2020, 02:25 PM   #3
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shoot i have to wait to get me a 19' footer! I might as well wait for a private seller who had to resort to selling a 19' footer due to the fact that they couldn't handle Airstream trailer... or that it was too much for them after an impulsive buying.
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Old 08-05-2020, 02:35 PM   #4
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shoot i have to wait to get me a 19' footer! I might as well wait for a private seller who had to resort to selling a 19' footer due to the fact that they couldn't handle Airstream trailer... or that it was too much for them after an impulsive buying.
So after circling for awhile and moving in to take advantage of someone else’s misfortune do you really think if you sell your 16 in won’t be in the same market?
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Old 08-05-2020, 03:19 PM   #5
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Not just Airstreams. Local RV lots have much lower inventory than in past years at this time.

Makes you wonder how many folks will keep a year or two then realize It’s not for them and sell causing a glut and buyer’s market??
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So after circling for awhile and moving in to take advantage of someone else’s misfortune do you really think if you sell your 16 in won’t be in the same market?
If someone decides to sell their trailer because they decided rv life isn't for them, or regretted an impulsive purchase, how is that 'taking advantage of their misfortune"?
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Old 08-05-2020, 04:57 PM   #7
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This may prove worse than low sales!

Spoke with a dealer in Texas about an accessory last week and he said it's been the best months in 40 years of business!

But now not able to restock ANY RV stuff....

Nothing to sell = out of business....

Crazy times!

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Old 08-05-2020, 05:07 PM   #8
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I enjoy window shopping, and I can still do that. When we bought our AS in late 2015, we planned to make it both our first and last RV, and after all the updates and modifications we've done to make it fit our style, I don't think I'd want to start over anyway.

I hope the people buying now end up enjoying it as much as we have, and I hope there are still places to camp in the coming years.
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Old 08-05-2020, 05:59 PM   #9
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So after circling for awhile and moving in to take advantage of someone else’s misfortune do you really think if you sell your 16 in won’t be in the same market?
yes I can. before Coronavirus, the seller preferred to sell it to me over 20 other potential buyers. I think Jefferson center will build popular models first before the Bambi 16 so i might have chance to sell my Bambi 16" . My wife and I decided to buy newly used 19' (under 2019) and sell 16' afterwards.
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BTW, I saw a ton of Class A RV's as the same dealer this afternoon, RVOne of Orlando. If you want a class A, there are plenty of choices out there.
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So after circling for awhile and moving in to take advantage of someone else’s misfortune do you really think if you sell your 16 in won’t be in the same market?
Same thing as F150... or even Expedition... I would want to buy newly used Ford after the impulsive buyer bought it on a whim with a regret afterwards.
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Old 08-05-2020, 07:26 PM   #12
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If someone decides to sell their trailer because they decided rv life isn't for them, or regretted an impulsive purchase, how is that 'taking advantage of their misfortune"?
It’s not but it u hoping to get you one cause some impulsive buyer can’t handle it and is forced to sell bla bla bla...then it’s sounds lousy. Key being forced as compared to decides.
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Same thing as F150... or even Expedition... I would want to buy newly used Ford after the impulsive buyer bought it on a whim with a regret afterwards.
Well good luck. I hope you get you one.
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Southland in Atlanta only had two last week when i drove by. They usually have a fairly good selection.
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Anyone else notice Airstreams are gone everywhere since Covid19 ? I spoke with Colonial Airstreams last week and they only had 1 left . Guy said they usually have 150+ in stock . Glad I got mine when I did , wonder if this will skyrocket the values ?
I've been following prices on RvTrader for 25' FBs for a year now and saw the availability dry up on 2017s-19s this summer. I think there are a lot of people who pulled the buy now trigger because of both being in lock down for months and having the time go camping. My suggestion is wait until late fall for the dealers to start unloading their 2020 unsold inventory.
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Anyone else notice Airstreams are gone everywhere since Covid19 ? I spoke with Colonial Airstreams last week and they only had 1 left . Guy said they usually have 150+ in stock . Glad I got mine when I did , wonder if this will skyrocket the values ?
I got my 2020 with no drawers attached�� no quality Insurance before it left the factory , also no working converter (battery’s don’t charge on shore power) forcing me to use a battery charger on a new flying cloud 30 foot , tons of corners were cut short and to many other issues to list, my airstream dealer fired all their employees except for sales so now I can’t get a repair spot until Next year January To get any others issues fixed , called all airstream dealers in 500 mile radius, same deal “fired almost all employees, “we have one service tech working” I wish I did not buy a new factory model during covid19, the quality on airstreams from factory is Now trash , maybe wait a coupe years before buying a new one ..... I can fit my hand in some of cut corners to short, just sad �� the airstream dealer and factory could not give my flying cloud the loves it deserves, also they damaged the airstream in delivery so bad the dealership had to replace the whole front panel , needless to say the dealership is not factory and now the trailer looks junky on the front , the dealership seals on they panel they replaced are falling off less then 60 days after dealership repair, also when you go to pick up a airstream the sales people and workers at the dealerships don’t wear mask �� during covid19, to much risk in catching covid19 from the dealership depending on what state you are in , most states don’t require a mask , airstream does not care if the dealerships wear a mask or not , airstream should make all dealerships that sell airstreams wear mask , I was terrified I was going to catch covid19 from all the dealership employees not wearing mask on pickup day,picture is one of many corners cut short on new FC30
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I/we have had plans to “sail” the North American continent in a Flying Cloud for, lo, two-three years now. Following general advice to let first owner discover the loose screws, we went looking for a one-or-two year old unit fairly close to home and came up with a beauty in Arizona. The deal was done in December before a whisper of pandemic. Our six-week Shakedown Cruise found RV parks full or filling throughout the western states, this in early spring. Our traveling neighbors had discovered if coronavirus is going to keep them at home—away from work—they might as well be “at home” ON THE ROAD.
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Old 08-06-2020, 10:47 AM   #18
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Right now, everybody in the RV industry is selling whatever they have on hand very quickly. It's not just Airstream. Airstream's uptick is a lucky break for them, they just doubled the size of the factory .... they very much *need* to sell a bunch of RV's right now.

The same thing applies to used as well as new. It also applies to boats (new and used). The vacation property market (the part that didn't just get washed away....) is doing great. Money is going into a lot of things.

Where's the money coming from? Well, folks that are out of work are very unlikely to get a loan for this sort of stuff. Some of it is coming from people who normally took the family on several cruises a year ( yes, people do that ... a lot of people). Some is coming from folks who did similar sorts of "not a good idea now" vacations.

Will everybody keep up with it? Likely not. Will a lot of these RV's be sitting in storage 4 years from now? Probably will. Ours is in storage right now .... Hopefully we'll haul it out next year.

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My story doesn't quite match the sold out, no service dealer theme. I got three service quotes for repair work last August (2019) and was surprised to receive a call this AM from one of the dealers I didn't use. They have no inventory to sell so they are drumming up service business revenue by calling everyone either serviced or in contact with them during the last year to see if they require any service work. Kudos for the proactive outreach to keep their non-sales staff busy.

The downside for them is I have my rig parked beside my shop and have basically serviced every system during the last few months instead of camping.
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We bought our 2020 Caravel in June in order to take it from Denver to Florida. At the time, it was the only remaining AS at the dealership in Lakewood, Colorado. They said that they had sold out of AS a couple of times since Covid-19 happened. Lots of other RVs available. Just no Airstreams. After taking the AS to Florida and back to Denver in July we needed to take it back to the dealership for some warranty work. At that time they had about 20+ Airstreams on the lot. When I went back to pick up my AS about 10 days later they were sold out again. A customer actually approached me and asked if I would be interested in selling him my Airstream.
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