How do RV dealerships really work? Every dealership, it seems like hundreds of RVs are always sitting on the lot not selling through year after year. Car dealerships need to move this year’s model to make room for the next. Why aren’t dealerships loaded with 5 year old RVs that didn’t sell?

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How do RV dealerships really work? Every dealership, it seems like hundreds of RVs are always sitting on the lot not selling through year after year. Car dealerships need to move this year’s model to make room for the next. Why aren’t dealerships loaded with 5 year old RVs that didn’t sell?

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Basically the manufacturers force the unsold, older, and often undesirable units onto dealers that order newer models. The manufacturer often provides incentives and assistance for the dealer to make the sale. They can, however, sit at the dealers for years before they are sold at a significant discount.

https://familytravelfever.com/what-happens-rvs-dont-sell/

Are those RVs for sale or just parked?
A lot of RV dealers offer RV parking services to people for a fee since it’s generally difficult to find where to park your sizable RV for months when not in use.

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1) You’re underestimating the amount of people who buy RVs. Rural people love that shit.

2) Dealerships are careful not to buy too much inventory that they can’t sell. Likewise, manufacturers are very careful not to make too make too much inventory that they can’t sell.

3) An RV dealership businesses is relatively easy to get started. Much lower barriers to entry than a car dealership.

RV’s have been selling like hot cakes the last two years so definitely not hundreds of RV’s sitting around not selling. A friend of mine had a fifth wheel they sold last year that they ended up selling it for more than they paid for it 4 years prior due to the inventory issues. The person they sold it to paid cash and told them that they could not find any RV dealership to sell to them in cash, they all required it to be financed through them. They had so much demand that they were able to stipulate financing because thats where they make most of their money.