The RV industry is on pace for record RV shipments this year. The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) estimates that over 400,000 RVs1 will be shipped in 2016. About 9 million RVs are now on the road in the US, and an estimated 8% to 9% of all US households now own an RV. New high-end motor homes can easily cost $100,000, $200,000, $300,000, or more—a sizable investment that you don’t necessarily want to just leave sitting out on the street.
- RV shipments are expected to surge to their highest level ever, according to a forecast from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.
- It would be the industry’s eighth consecutive year of gains.
- Thor Industries and Winnebago Industries posted huge growth in their most recent earnings report.
- “They’ve done massively well because they’ve made massively creative acquisitions,” said Gerrick Johnson, an analyst at BMO Capital Markets.