. In the next couple years I think we will see campers back on the market for sale. Many of those people were so desperate to get out they didn't do the research needed.
We have a local dealer here in western PA, a second generation owner whom I have known since grade school. He had his best two months in sales since his dad opened the business in the 1960's in April and May. June things tapered off a lot and July was the worst month he has ever seen, not just for sales, traffic also. He says he has had at least 6 folks who purchased during April and May call and want to know if he was interested in buying back their units.Wait until either this fall when folks realize they have to store any toys they bought or next spring when they decide to head back overseas or do those big mid winter trips again.. Everything from trailers, atvs, boats any sort of toy will be up for sale, it will be a buyer's market..
Definitely, as soon as everyone has the ability to travel they will. And the campers they bought will be in abundance. It may be 2021 or maybe 2022.
Excellent point about them not being maintained! We will be looking to get a travel trailer in a couple years and need to remember this!I would guess that most people buying new are probably paying too much and financing for 7 to 10 years. They won't be willing to take a loss unless their storage costs are eating their lunch. You won't see much benefit to the used market for a few years by which time many of these will be unused and unmaintained for a long time.
I find it interesting how many people predict that these new owners will dislike camping so much. I believe the ratio will remain about what it always has been. But then I invested in Thor in April, I've always felt this will be a boom to the industry.