RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Blackbook: RV Prices Stable Despite January 'Housecleaning'

Tue Feb 6, 2018

151795461438679.pngBlackbook Market Insights is reporting stable RV prices at auction through January, with changes to both the motorhome and towable segments of less than 2 percent.

“Volume was up across the board, which is possibly due to sellers ‘clearing their books’ of unwanted inventory they were holding before the end of the calendar year,” says Eric Lawrence, director of specialty markets at Blackbook. “There were a larger than usual number of units in poor condition which were sent to auction last month, which is also not an uncommon solution for the of year ‘housekeeping.’”

For Class A B and C motorhomes the average selling price was at $46,135, down $583 (1.2 percent) from previous month, and substantially up from the average selling price last January of $41,444. Auction volume was up 17 percent from the previous month.

For towables, including travel trailers and fifth wheels the average selling price was at $13,533, up $208, or 1.5 percent, from previous month, and also up substantially from last January price of $12,610. Auction volume was up 20 percent from previous month.