2015 Highlights

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Industry Overview

RV Market Update

Lower unemployment, low fuel prices, and low interest rates helped to propel RV sales in 2015 to 374,246 units sold, a 4.9% increase over 2014 according to RVIA. Dealer feedback over the past several months supports the industry consensus that the market is still very robust. Fuel prices dropped dramatically from 2014 to 2015 and are projected to drop slightly in 2016.

Overall, dealers have said this mild winter has kept them busier than normal. Spring is fast approaching and with it we expect the usual inventory buildup. With 2016 off to a spectacular start, used values should also stay healthy.

RV Values

Year-Over-Year Change in Values by Category

2014 Versus 2015 Average Values

The demand for Class B Motorhomes over the past couple of years has resulted in a steady increase in used values which reached its peak over the summer and fall months. Overall, we’ve seen a healthy increase in towable and motorized units in 2015.

Year-Over-Year Change in Used Retail
4.1% 5.2%
NADAGuides Change in Average Appraisal Amounts Edition-Over Edition by Unit Type
Category Body Type Used Wholesale Trade-In Used Retail
Camping Trailer All -7.0% 0.9%
Motorhome Micro Mini Motorhome (Class C) -3.7% -1.3%
Motorhome Mini Motorhome (Class C) 2.9% 7.0%
Motorhome Motorhome (Class A) -1.2% 3.3%
Motorhome Towing Motorhome (Class A) -7.2% -2.6%
Motorhome Van Motorhome (Class B) 16.5% 19.6%
Park Model All 0.3% 5.1%
Travel Trailer Fifth Wheel 2.7% 7.7%
Travel Trailer Standard Hitch -0.5% 4.9%
Truck Camper All -4.0% 2.9%

RV Categories

Category Views Among Consumers, Dealers, and Finance & Insurance Institutions in 2015 Category Views by Month in 2015

Travel Trailer Brands Top Researched Brands

Standard Hitch Brands

Fifth Wheel Brands

Motorhome Brands Top Researched Brands

Class A Brands

Class C Brands

RV Brands Top Researched Brands

Camping Trailer Brands

Truck Camper Brands

Model Years Top Researched Model Years by Category

Class A Motorhome

Standard Hitch Travel Trailer

Web Traffic by Region

Regional Distribution of Traffic in 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 2015 traffic.

Travel Trailers


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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