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Old 07-30-2017, 03:17 PM   #1
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RV sales are booming

Especially smaller trailers that can be towed by midsize vehicles, according to CNBC:

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/28/the-...ord-highs.html
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:11 PM   #2
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Hi: Mike Lewis... CNBC doesn't even know about Escape Trailer Ind. either!!! Alf
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:22 PM   #3
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Strangely, the same Millennials who are staying away from vehicle ownership in huge numbers are apparently also buying trailers out of proportion to the generation's population.

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Private campgrounds like KOA and GoCampingAmerica.com have hopped on this trend by offering WiFi and full amp hookups at their sites. They also allow RVers to use their slide-out, a way to extend the space in an RV while parked.

That last one may sound simple, but it's something public campgrounds don't allow and a major deterrent for RVers, according to Broom. He said national parks are by far the most popular destination for campers.
That's bizarre - I've never heard of a campground that doesn't allow an RV to extend a slide-out. I don't think the author knows what a slide-out is, or has ever used an RV of any kind. He's apparently confusing the lack of full services in some public campgrounds with the use of slide-outs.

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Other design improvements have emerged, as well. Companies have begun to make lighter but more durable trailers. Using laminated walls, for example, allows for more space in the trailer (because the walls are thinner); it also means customers can haul their trailer with a minivan or light duty truck.
More bull: among built-up RV wall construction types, materials make little difference in wall thickness, and nearly all are "laminated". He has probably heard of some trailers that use aluminum or fiberglass exterior sheets without a plywood layer on the outside of the insulation (and sticks), but that's only 1/8" of thickness and even with plywood it can still be a laminated construction.

There might be some interesting stats under there somewhere, but I don't trust this article to have reported any of them accurately.
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Like most articles written without specific knowledge of the subject discussed, this one was filled with misinformation. It is true however that RV sales are up, and in pretty much every segment.
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"There might be some interesting stats under there somewhere, but I don't trust this article to have reported any of them accurately."

"Like most articles written without specific knowledge of the subject discussed, this one was filled with misinformation."

CNBC ... what were you expecting?
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That's bizarre - I've never heard of a campground that doesn't allow an RV to extend a slide-out. I don't think the author knows what a slide-out is, or has ever used an RV of any kind. He's apparently confusing the lack of full services in some public campgrounds with the use of slide-outs.
Yeah, I thought that part was odd as well; I wonder what he meant? However, what I got out of the article was:
- RV sales are up
- Young people are buying them
- and people are buying smaller RVs like what we have.

I'm pretty sure all three points are probably accurate.
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