SIC 5561 | NAICS 441210
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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:
Monthly publication features news and information for dealership owners and managers, with special features including the semiannual "Baird Dealer Sentiment Index" which measures how dealers view current conditions and their expectations for the next 3 - 5 years and the annual benchmarking issue which provides gross margin, net profit, and expense ratio measures for dealerships around the U.S.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Bimonthly trade publication features news and information for dealers and distributors, with coverage including the "RV Industry Power Breakfast", "RV of the Year Awards", "Top 50 Dealer Awards", and "RISE (Recognizing Innovation and Supplier Excellence) Awards". Digital editions of this publication are available free online, with free subscription to daily e-news and magazine available upon request.
Monthly publication features news and information for RV dealerships, service and repair shops, and parts and accessories retailers, with features in each issue including in-depth interviews with top RV manufacturers and suppliers, highlights of the latest industry trends, product reviews, profiles of top- performing dealerships, and insights from guest columnists. Digital edition can be viewed free online.
Consumer research report analyzes key buying habits within the RV aftermarket, with topics covered in the report including frequency of purchase, in-store purchases versus shopping online, and factors that affect shopping behavior (e.g., product availability, return policies, and ease of finding a specific product). Full report is available to members only; survey results overview can be viewed free online.
Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of the North American market for this sector, with data provided including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., towable RVs, motorized RVs) and region (e.g., U.S., rest of region) and companies profiled including Gulf Stream Coach, Inc., Thor Industries, Inc., Camping World Holdings, Inc., Forest River, Inc., and Northwood Manufacturing, Inc.
Market research study provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for this product sector, with data provided for the U.S. including market size and forecast by vehicle type (e.g., Class A, B, and C motorhomes, travel trailer, fifth wheel, and tent trailer) and type of fuel used (e.g., gasoline, diesel) in terms of unit volume and dollar value. Study summary and table of contents are available free online.
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.
Annual benchmarking issue provides average dealership margins and expense ratios for the last ten years, with benchmark ratios provided including gross margin and net profit as a percentage of sales and selected expenses (e.g., personnel, advertising, floor plan interest, fixed, other) as a percentage of gross margin. Digital editions of the magazine, including the above issue, are available free online.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, finance manager, office manager, warranty administrator, service technician, and title clerk, with dealers for which wage data is provided including Camping World RV Sales, LLC, General R.V. Center, Inc., Campers Inn, Inc., LazyDays RV SuperCenter, Inc., and Freedom RV, Inc.
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 organizations that sell new and/or used towable and motorized recreational vehicles and may also provide maintenance and repair services and sell replacement parts and accessories for these vehicles. Wage survey data can be viewed free online.