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Black Book Reports Motorized RV Values Increase 21%

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Black Book recently reported that the average selling price for motorized units in January was $51,616, which is up $8,983 (21.1 percent) from the previous month. Towables came in at $14,812, down $441 (2.8 percent). One year ago, the average motorhome sold for $40,158 and the average towable unit brought $13,035.

“Spring is right around the corner, and along with warmer weather and the first flowers of the year come customers who are looking forward to getting out of the house and hitting the road,” said Eric Lawrence, principal analyst of specialty markets at Black Book. “The graphs show that the values of motorized units are way up over last month. Although we expect an increase this time of year, the significantly lower auction volume may be skewing the values a bit, so we’ll be anxiously awaiting next month’s numbers to see how they look once the wholesale activity has picked back up.”

Auction volume was down: motorhomes dropped 31.1 percent, while towables declined 1.4 percent.

The average age of motorized units was seven years old (2013), and towables were a bit older at eight (2012).

For motorhomes (including Class A, B, and C):

  • Average selling price was $51,616, up $8,983 (21.1 percent) from the previous month.
  • One year ago, the average selling price was $40,158.
  • Auction volume was down 31.1 percent from the previous month. The average model year was 2013.

For towables (including travel trailers and fifth wheels):

  • Average selling price was $14,812, down $441 (2.8 percent) from the previous month.
  • One year ago, the average selling price was $13,035.
  • Auction volume was down 1.4 percent from the previous month. The average model year was 2012.

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