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Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 3716 & 3792  |  NAICS 336213 & 336214

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing  (view report)
Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

G&G Media Group LLC
RVBusiness Magazine

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
Resources available from this trade association include:

Monthly Shipment Report  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.

RV RoadSigns Quarterly 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  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.

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

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.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
RV, Motor Home, Travel Trailer, and Camper Manufacturers  Search for "336112" and "336214" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report 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  Search for "336112" and "336214" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
RV Manufacturing

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

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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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Codes 3716 and 3792 - Motor Homes, Travel Trailers, and Campers Manufacturing
  NAICS Codes 336213 and 336214 - Motor Home, Travel Trailer, and Camper Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Class A motor home manufacturers - establishments focused on producing Class A motor homes, which are large self-contained recreational vehicles built on a heavy-duty truck or bus chassis that offer a spacious interior and amenities designed for long-term travel.
Class B motor home manufacturing - establishments that produce Class B motor homes, which are compact motor homes built on van or panel truck chassis that typically have a raised roof to provide more headroom and make the interior more comfortable.
Class C motor home producers - establishments that manufacture Class C motor homes, which are midsized vehicles built on a cutaway van or truck chassis with an attached driver cab and an over-cab area that provides additional sleeping or storage space.
Travel trailer production - establishments that focus on producing travel trailers, which are towable recreational vehicles that are detachable from the tow vehicle when parked so that the tow vehicle can be used for local transportation needs and to run errands.
Fifth-wheel trailer producers - establishments specializing in producing fifth-wheel trailers, which are towable RVs that attach to a truck using a special hitch mounted in the bed of the truck and provide additional living space in the section overhanging the truck bed.
Folding camper manufacturing - establishments focused on production of folding campers, which are lightweight and compact towable recreational vehicles that can be collapsed for easy towing and storage and expanded for use as temporary living quarters.
Truck camper production - establishments that focus on producing truck campers, which are compact self-contained recreational vehicles designed to be mounted on the bed of a pickup truck and provide temporary living quarters for camping and travel.
Sport utility trailer manufacturers - establishments that specialize in manufacturing sport utility trailers, which are recreational vehicles that combine living quarters with a rear cargo area used for transporting motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, and other vehicles.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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