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Housing Crash And Gas Prices Combine To Crush Rv Sales

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According to Statistical Surveys, a Michigan market research firm, sales of class-A motorhomes, the biggest vehicles, fell by 31.3 per cent in the first five months of 2008 compared with a year earlier. This included a 43 per cent plunge in May.

“This cycle has been particularly nasty,” says Craig Kennison, analyst at Robert W Baird. He estimates motorhome registrations will tumble to 35,000 units this year, down almost half from their 2004 peak, well below the trough of the industry’s past two downturns.

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http://www.clusterstock.com/2008/8/housing...-crush-rv-sales

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Am I not right in thinking some failed prop-dee guru-type moved into this space? Think she had plans of buying winniebagoes and exporting them to GB.

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Am I not right in thinking some failed prop-dee guru-type moved into this space? Think she had plans of buying winniebagoes and exporting them to GB.

There seems to be an awful lot of secondhand motorhomes for sales in the various motorhome mags and websites at the moment. IMPO I suspect that this number will grow come the Autumn and throughout the Winter. A year from now might be a good time to pick up a cheap secondhand motorhome.

There seems to have been a boom in motorhome sales in the UK in the past 10 years and I suspect that it has been tied into the housing boom and lots of MEWing. Some of the prices are ludicrous but you see plenty of 40, 50 and 60K plus motorhomes on UK roads these days.

There are plenty of firms who already specialise in importing US motorhomes in the UK so I don't personally see a gap in the market there. Also, there are countless European and UK firms who make motorhomes which are as good as the US ones, and better, and IMPO they look better also. I personally find many of the US A-Class style motorhomes to look simply ugly.

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the used ones went over to fantasy price island from 2005-6 and havent returned.

mhomes which were going for 4k in 03 now are asking 7k-8k. of course with no offers.

i see the same tired over priced crap re-listed on ebay for months and months.

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I know someone who had one of these. Thirty feet long and 17 mpg. Diesel.

He traded it in last Autumn or so. The one he now owns does seven to the gallon. A similar size.

About four weeks ago he went to a 4th July weekend. He reckoned about a third of these American motorhomes were up for sale!

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I know someone who had one of these. Thirty feet long and 17 mpg. Diesel.

He traded it in last Autumn or so. The one he now owns does seven to the gallon. A similar size.

About four weeks ago he went to a 4th July weekend. He reckoned about a third of these American motorhomes were up for sale!

Those class A bu$$ers are bigger than an average UK home too. Why anybody would want to try and negotiate Tesco's car park in a fifty foot long chromium-plated jukebox is beyond me.

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I know someone who had one of these. Thirty feet long and 17 mpg. Diesel.

He traded it in last Autumn or so. The one he now owns does seven to the gallon. A similar size.

7 mpg impressive, won't be going far in it then?

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Am I not right in thinking some failed prop-dee guru-type moved into this space? Think she had plans of buying winniebagoes and exporting them to GB.

you are thinking of this waste of DNA

http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/westmidland.../property.shtml

gotta love the comments from HPC'ers at the bottom of the article

EDIT - speeling

Edited by gasket37

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Those class A bu$$ers are bigger than an average UK home too. Why anybody would want to try and negotiate Tesco's car park in a fifty foot long chromium-plated jukebox is beyond me.

from when i first saw one ive fancied a fifth wheel, comfort and you can unhook ;p Although i'm not sure if Derbyshire is ready...

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