NADAGUIDES MARKET INSIGHTS

RV
Industry

2016 Q3

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Industry Overview

RV Market Update

This summer closed out with a bang! Dealers have reportedly been very busy all summer long. Inventory has been moving fast, especially travel trailers, toy haulers, as well as Class C and Class B motorhomes.

Interestingly, over the past six months dealers have reported fifth wheel inventory levels remain high. The oil market crash and hurricanes that have hit the southern region are contributing factors for the slow down in fifth wheel purchases. Another reason for the slower turn-over of fifth wheel inventory is a trending shift away from purchasing large units to the smaller trailers. We have seen this trend with baby boomers gradually downsizing from large Class A units to the smaller Class C and Class B motorhomes. Millennials also tend to gravitate towards the smaller trailers.

Though the industry as a whole is doing quite well, an upcoming election and a predicted cold winter could cause an industry slow down.

RV Values

Edition-Over-Edition Change in Values by Category

July-August 2016 Edition Versus September-October 2016 Edition

Based on our data findings and dealer feedback we will continue to see downward pressure on fifth wheels and older model year Class A motorhomes and travel trailers. Van motorhomes are expected to hold their values as they continue to be highly sought after, while Class C’s will see a slow-down in depreciation.

Edition-Over-Edition Change in Used Retail
TOWABLE
UNITS
MOTORIZED
UNITS
-1.2% -2.1%
NADAGuides Change in Average Appraisal Amounts Edition-Over Edition by Unit Type
Category Body Type Used Wholesale Trade-In Used Retail
Camping Trailer All -1.3% -0.6%
Motorhome Micro Mini Motorhome (Class C) -3.7% -3.8%
Motorhome Mini Motorhome (Class C) -1.8% -1.5%
Motorhome Motorhome (Class A) -1.8% -1.6%
Motorhome Towing Motorhome (Class A) -2.4% -2.1%
Motorhome Van Motorhome (Class B) -2.0% -1.6%
Park Model All -1.1% -0.6%
Travel Trailer Fifth Wheel -2.3% -1.8%
Travel Trailer Standard Hitch -1.5% -1.2%
Truck Camper All -1.4% -1.1%

Travel Trailer Values

Used Retail Value by Category

Standard Hitch

Fifth Wheel

Motorhome Values

Used Retail Value by Category

Class A

Class C

Camping Trailer & Truck Camper Values

Used Retail Value by Category

Camping Trailer

Truck Camper

Travel Trailer Values vs. Traffic

Used Retail Value and Traffic Views by Category

Standard Hitch

Fifth Wheel

Motorhome Values vs. Traffic

Used Retail Value and Traffic Views by Category

Class A

Class C

Camping Trailer & Truck Camper Values vs. Traffic

Used Retail Value and Traffic Views by Category

Camping Trailer

Truck Camper

RV Categories

Category Views Among Consumers, Dealers, and Finance & Insurance Institutions in 2016 Q1-Q3

Travel Trailer Brands

NADAguides.com Top Researched Brands in 2016 Q1-Q3

Standard Hitch Brands

Fifth Wheel Brands

Motorhome Brands

NADAguides.com Top Researched Brands in 2016 Q1-Q3

Class A Brands

Class C Brands

Camping Trailer & Truck Camper Brands

NADAguides.com Top Researched Brands in 2016 Q1-Q3

Camping Trailer Brands

Truck Camper Brands

Model Years

NADAguides.com Top Researched Model Years by Category

Class A Motorhome

Standard Hitch Travel Trailer

Web Traffic by Region

Regional Distribution of NADAguides.com Traffic

The NADAguides recreational vehicle data is based on national averages; however, our analysts recognize the significance of regional variance by unit type. The following charts represent consumer traffic based on four regions. Traffic percentages for 2014 and 2015 are offered as a comparison to the year-to-date 2016 traffic.

Travel Trailers

Motorhomes

Camping Trailers

Truck Campers

Fuel Price Data

A view of the national average fuel prices and year-over-year change is supplied to provide support for longer-term strategic planning.

Regular Grade Gasoline Prices (All Formulations)

On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices

Economic Data

Unemployment & Labor Participation Rate (Seasonally Adjusted)

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