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NADA Releases Market Insights for Second Quarter

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) recently released RV market insights for the second quarter of 2018.

Scroll down for graphs charting the change over the years.

Camping trailers and truck campers led the RV industry in terms of value growth year-over-year, as younger buyers enter the market in greater numbers. Camping trailers brought about 4 percent more money in the May-June period of 2018 compared to 2017, while truck campers brought about 7 percent more.

In the larger segments, standard hitch trailers performed on par with the 4-year average, recovering from early 2017 but still about 10 percent behind the 2015 peak. Fifth wheel trailers performed similarly to 2017, leaving the segment about 18 percent behind the 2015 peak.

Moving over to motorhomes, Class A and Class C units enjoyed a seasonal bump. Class A’s are bringing about 3 percent more money than 2017, but are well off their 2015 peak. Class C’s look relatively strong, with only the most recent period showing any notable decrease compared to previous years.

With the job market continuing to improve and discretionary income increasing, the demand outlook for motorhomes and campers is positive.

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