Summer is Right Around the Corner
It’s already mid-February and the summer camping season will be here before you know it. If you’ve been thinking about buying an RV, then the time to start shopping for your perfect RV is right now. The pandemic has created a huge demand for RVs and it constrained the supply chain so there are fewer RVs coming into the market. Therefore, it may take you longer to find the perfect RV for your needs and budget. Additionally, secondary sales of RVs have been fast paced and competitive, so when you do find the perfect RV then you’ll need to act quickly to lock up the sale. RV dealers are struggling to maintain their inventory levels and some desperate RV buyers are purchasing RVs that may not even be built for a year or more. But many used RVs continue to enter the market every day, and these represent your best buying opportunities.
But Why is NOW the Best Time to Buy an RV?
Generally, there is a heightened awareness of RVing at this time of year. As the days grow longer and the weather warms up, people naturally start to get the wanderlust. They want to get out of the house and start playing outdoors. The RV industry recognizes this proclivity, so every spring they organize RV shows all over the country to introduce their newest products to an enthusiastic audience of RV buyers. In fact, one of the largest annual RV shows just wrapped up on January 30th, in Quartzsite AR, but there are many RV shows occurring right now, in every corner of the country.
Last Two Years Have Been Stressful
Besides the heightened awareness of RVing induced by RV shows, people are nearly stir-crazy from all the anxiety of the past two years, (lock downs, remote work, remote learning, and cancelled social engagements) has made people desperate to get out of the house. The need to recreate outdoors is greater now than it has ever been, and people are longing for the beaches, forests, hiking/biking trails, and campgrounds. As a result of all this, now is the perfect time to purchase an RV.