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Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers

SIC 3716 | NAICS 336210


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts


Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing  (view report)
Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


G&G Media Group LLC
RVBusiness Magazine
https://www.rvbusiness.com / shipments

Bimonthly magazine provides news and information for the recreational vehicle industry, with special reports including the monthly wholesale shipments report which provides current month and year-to- date shipments data for towables (e.g., travel trailers with/without fifth wheel, folding camping trailers, truck campers) and motor homes (e.g., Type A - conventional, Type B - van campers, Type C - mini).



Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


RV Industry Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Monthly Report
https://www.rvia.org/  Select title from "Reports & Trends" drop-down menu
Monthly report provides month-end and year-to-date RV shipment data for the current and prior year by product category, with categories covered including conventional travel trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, folding camping trailers, truck campers, Type A, B, and C motorhomes, and park model RVs. Printer-friendly format that includes park model shipment data by destination can be downloaded free online.

Business Indicators / Historical RV Data
https://www.rvia.org/business-indicators / historical-rv-data
Above reports provide historical RV unit shipment and retail value data and also include a discussion of reasons for industry growth (e.g., supports a  balanced and active lifestyle; vacation cost savings), other factors affecting industry growth (e.g., optimal mix of size, amenities, and price; lifestyle trends spur continuing demand), and indicators for future growth (e.g., population and demographic trends).

RV RoadSigns Quarterly Forecast
https://www.rvia.org/forecast / sample
Quarterly publication provides unadjusted and seasonally-adjusted RV unit shipment data by product category, with categories covered by the forecast including motorhomes (e.g., Type A - conventional, Type B - van camper, Type C - mini), towable trailers (e.g., conventional/fifth-wheel, folding camping) and truck campers. Report can be purchased in RVIA online store; sample report is available online.

Industry Profile
https://www.rvia.org/  Select title from "Reports & Trends" drop-down menu
Annual report provides a detailed look at RV production and shipments by product type (e.g., Type A, B, and C motor homes, towable trailers, truck campers) and shipment destination (e.g., region, state, province) over the last 10 years, and also includes an analysis of the industry's production highlights and demographic data focusing on the RV consumer. Report can be purchased in RVIA online store.


Freedonia Group
Recreational Vehicles in the U.S.
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/

Freedonia research report analyzes product demand and shipments at the manufacturers' level, with data provided including historical demand and forecasts by product segment (e.g., Class A, B, and C motorhomes, conventional and fifth-wheel travel trailers, folding camping trailers, and truck campers) and vendors profiled including Thor Industries Inc., Forest River, Inc., and Winnebago Industries, Inc.


GIA Research
Recreational Vehicles
https://www.strategyr.com/

Comprehensive research report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with information provided including historical and forecast unit shipments by product segment (e.g., Class A, B, and C motor homes, conventional/fifth-wheel travel trailers, folding camping trailers and truck campers). Detailed table of contents can be viewed online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
RV, Motor Home, Travel Trailer, and Camper Manufacturers
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "33621" to see reports for specific products

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios


IBISWorld
Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of the most recent year's revenue for organizations that manufacture motorized and towable recreational vehicles including Class A, B, and C motor homes and travel trailers, fifth-wheel travel trailers, folding camping trailers, and truck campers. Sample reports can be viewed free online.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


PayScale, Inc.
RV Manufacturing
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as manufacturing engineer, mechanical engineer, plant manager, production supervisor, welder, and assembler, with employers for which wage data is provided including Lippert Components, Inc., Thor Industries, Inc., Forest River, Inc., Jayco, Inc., Patrick Industries, Inc., and Winnebago Industries, Inc.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed in this sector which includes establishments that manufacture motorized and towable recreational vehicles including Class A, B, and C motor homes and travel trailers, fifth-wheel travel trailers, folding camping trailers, and truck campers. Wage survey data is available free online.


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