“The values of used RVs sold at wholesale auctions continue to defy typical seasonal patterns. Towables hit yet another record, and although motorhomes backed off a little from last month’s high, it was still the third highest value ever recorded,” said Eric Lawrence at Black Book. “At a time when most dealers are typically settling in for winter, we are still seeing them bidding aggressively on used units to keep up with retail demand.”
“Taking a closer look at the markets,” Lawrence continued, “we see that the average selling price for motorized units was $53,601, which is down $4,040 (7.1 percent) from the previous month. Towables came in at $19,196, up $558 (2.9 percent) from last month. One year ago, the average motor home sold for $46,293 and the average towable unit brought $15,188.”
Auction volume was mixed: motorhomes increased 4.4 percent while towables dropped 3.6 percent.
The average age of motorized units was seven years old (2013), and towables were the same (2013).