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Attendance Up at Chicago Boat and RV Show

NMMA reports that 35,402 people attended the event, which ran Jan. 12-16 at McCormick Place. The show switched its date pattern this year, moving from Wednesday-Sunday to Thursd ...

news - RV PRO Staff - Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Atwood to Relocate Fan-Tastic Vent Plant

“Our customer base and our industry is largely based here in Elkhart and this will allow us to more efficiently serve our customer base,” he said. “Anytime you ...

news - Anthony Bowe - Friday, September 7, 2012

August Boat Sales Fall Flat

A drop in sailboat sales was responsible for the decrease in the number of boats changing hands, but lower-priced powerboat sales accounted for almost all of the decline in aggr ...

news - RV PRO Staff - Monday, September 10, 2012

Auto Lending Outlook Positive for 2014

The company recently reported that it expects the average automotive debt per borrower to increase about $1,000 next year, from an estimated $16,942 in the fourth quarter this y ...

news - RV PRO Staff - Thursday, December 19, 2013

Baird Highlights Industry Outlook After RVIA Show

“After a steep and prolonged downturn, the mood was decidedly optimistic. Consumer demand is improving and dealers are building confidence – driving robust orders in ...

news - RV PRO Staff - Friday, November 30, 2012

Baird: Class A Models Lead January Retail Growth

“The growth is a solid start for the year after U.S. motorhome retail demand increased 7 percent in 2012,” according to Baird. “Winnebago retail grew 29 percen ...

news - RV PRO Staff - Thursday, March 14, 2013

Baird: Dealers Report Healthy Traffic, Mixed Sales in First Quarter

  Baird reported that sales of towables are up about 10-12 percent, while motorhome sales are down about 2-4 percent. Dealers report 103 days of towable inventory ( ...

news - RV PRO Staff - Thursday, April 12, 2012

Baird: December Towable Sales Boosted by Consumer Confidence

“There has been concern over inventory levels following strong orders at dealer open houses. Stronger retail results heading into the spring selling season could calm thes ...

news - RV PRO Staff - Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Baird: July Motorhome Sales Decline, Used Market on the Rise

Motorhome sales fell 6 percent in July, but used RV prices are on the rise, according to analyst firm Robert W. Baird, citing Statistical Surveys. Baird attributed the drop ...

news - RV PRO Staff - Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Baird: March Motorhome Shipments Lag

“We believe a large Thor rental order shifted out of March and into February this year, likely driving the March decline,” the firm stated. “Motorhome shipment ...

news - RV PRO Staff - Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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