There is considerable angst over 2013, and optics make people feel worse or better! Since the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) did a survey showing confidence in their industry, it may give some in MH the feeling we should be more confident too. The survey, conducted shortly after the presidential election, showed 47 percent of RV dealers believe 2013 will be better than 2012, 44 percent predict it will be the same. RVNews tells MHProNews two-thirds of the respondents say the market was better in 2012 than in 2011, while 29 percent said it was about the same. Meanwhile in the towable market, 61 percent of the dealers think 2013 will be better than 2012. As to the availability of financing, over 88 percent say inventory financing is adequate, and 76.5 percent say retail financing is available.
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