The general sentiment in the RV industry is the market is still very strong. Inventory turn-over rate showed improvements over the summer, which is a indicator that the market still remains healthy.
We are anticipating the usual slowdown for the colder months that lie ahead but a stable economy, low interest rates, lower fuel prices, coupled with improved consumer confidence have dealers feeling upbeat. We will be watching inventory levels as we enter the slowdown period going from fall into winter, as this can be a major factor affecting depreciation of used values.
Third quarter valuations show a slight decline heading into late fall and early winter, with towables outpacing motorized units, -2.3% to -1.7% respectively.
|Category||Body Type||Used Wholesale Trade-In||Used Retail|
|Camping Trailer||All||↓ -3.0%||↓ -2.2%|
|Motorhome||Micro Mini Motorhome (Class C)||↓ -0.1%||↓ -2.3%|
|Motorhome||Mini Motorhome (Class C)||↓ -2.3%||↓ -1.5%|
|Motorhome||Motorhome (Class A)||↓ -3.8%||↓ -2.9%|
|Motorhome||Towing Motorhome (Class A)||↓ -4.4%||↓ -3.4%|
|Motorhome||Van Motorhome (Class B)||↑ 1.0%||↑ 1.4%|
|Park Model||All||↓ -1.7%||↓ -2.6%|
|Tow Vehicle||All||↑ 2.0%||↑ 3.0%|
|Travel Trailer||Fifth Wheel||↓ -3.0%||↓ -2.2%|
|Travel Trailer||Standard Hitch||↓ -2.7%||↓ -2.6%|
|Truck Camper||All||↓ -3.2%||↓ -2.2%|
The figures below are based on consumer RV traffic on NADAguides.com and are calculated by comparing the percentage change of consumer interest, for the top 20 researched manufacturers, January-September 2014 as compared to January-September 2015.
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 2013 and 2014 are offered as a comparison to the year-to-date 2015 traffic.
A view of the national average gasoline prices and year-over-year change is supplied to provide support for longer-term strategic planning.
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