2016 Q1

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Industry Overview

RV Market Update

The business climate in the U.S. is ideal for the RV industry, as gas prices continue to remain low, inflation is in check, interest rates are near historic lows, and the unemployment picture continues to improve. Current market indicators show that we continue to be in a hot market, which is supported by input from our dealer network. RV sales for the first two months of 2016 was nothing short of spectacular and leads us to believe the rest of 2016 will continue to be a banner year.

Prices are expected to stay steady through the summer months which should help to propel sales in 2016 to 381,100 units, as forecasted by RVIA. All of these factors indicate 2016 will be a profitable year.

RV Values

Edition-Over-Edition Change in Values by Category

January-February 2016 Edition Versus March-April 2016 Edition

In the coming months van motorhomes and pop-ups should see an uptick in used values with truck campers extending their appreciation. Motorhomes, trailers, and park models will continue to see downward pressure. Used retail values across the board saw a decrease from edition-to-edition, with the exception of truck campers.

Year-Over-Year Change in Used Retail
-1.0% -1.9%
NADAGuides Change in Average Appraisal Amounts Edition-Over Edition by Unit Type
Category Body Type Used Wholesale Trade-In Used Retail
Camping Trailer All 0.3% -1.5%
Motorhome Micro Mini Motorhome (Class C) -0.1% -0.1%
Motorhome Mini Motorhome (Class C) -0.1% -0.8%
Motorhome Motorhome (Class A) -3.0% -3.5%
Motorhome Towing Motorhome (Class A) -1.8% -2.3%
Motorhome Van Motorhome (Class B) -1.9% -3.0%
Park Model All -0.8% -1.9%
Travel Trailer Fifth Wheel -1.4% -2.1%
Travel Trailer Standard Hitch -1.3% -2.0%
Truck Camper All 2.1% 1.6%

RV Categories

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

Travel Trailer Brands Top Researched Brands in 2016 Q1

Standard Hitch Brands

Fifth Wheel Brands

Motorhome Brands Top Researched Brands in 2016 Q1

Class A Brands

Class C Brands

Camping Trailer & Truck Camper Brands Top Researched Brands in 2016 Q1

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

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


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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