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Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers

SIC 3716 | NAICS 336210


The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.


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  • Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
  • Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
  • Compensation and Salary Surveys
  • Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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

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

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue 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).


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

BizMiner
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 including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital 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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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data
https://www.bvresources.com/

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.


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Related Industries:
Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Manufacturers
Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Parks
Recreational Vehicle Dealers
RV Parks and Campgrounds

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