Happy camper: Rising consumer income and confidence have bolstered growth

The Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing industry is expected to grow significantly, as rising disposable income and consumer confidence have encouraged consumers to purchase RVs. Additionally, industry demand improved as a result of US residents taking more domestic trips, as RVs and travel trailers are mostly used for domestic travel. As consumers had greater access to credit, they were more likely to finance big-ticket purchases, such as travel trailers and motor homes. With the economy continuing to strengthen, industry revenue is expected to increase as disposable income and consumer spending gradually improve. Additionally, demographic trends that support the industry, such as the retirement of baby boomers, will continue to drive growth...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$20bn
Annual Growth 12-17
7.8%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
63,746
Businesses
800

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising disposable income and consumer confidence have encouraged consumers to purchase RVs
  • Industry operators have increased hiring during the five-year period in light of increased demand
  • The US dollar is expected to depreciate, making domestic RVs and travel trailers less expensive in foreign markets
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing industry has a low level of capital intensity. On average, industry operators invest $0.05 in capital for every dollar of labor. The industry does not use highly automated manufacturing methods, since products are differentiated and volumes are rather low. This lessened automation leaves a larger role for labor in this industry. Workers use electrically and hydraulically powered tools when assembling motor homes and travel trailers; production lines also require large hydraulic lifts and other systems to correctly arrange vehicle components for final assembly. Additionally, industry operators have subassembly lines, which allows manufacturers to move the production of certain products from one line to another for quicker and improved production. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to expand or cut operating divisions in line with market conditions
  • Having an extensive distribution network
  • Development of new products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic trips by US residents and Number of adults aged 50 and older in the Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Number of adults aged 50 and older
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Demand surges
  • Merging lanes
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry concerns
  • Popularity contest
  • Table: Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Recreational Vehicle Dealers
  • Tourism
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Major Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Travel trailers
  • Fifth-wheel trailers
  • Class C motor homes
  • Class A motor homes
  • Folding campers
  • Class B motor homes
  • Truck campers
  • Chart: Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Domestic consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Domestic consumers aged 34 and younger
  • Exports
  • Domestic consumers aged 65 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Thor Industries Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Winnebago Industries, Inc.,
  • Table: Thor Industries Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Winnebago Industries, Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Domestic trips by US residents (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Floor Plan Financing
  • A type of financing used to fund purchases of vehicles intended for sale.
  • Recreational Vehicle (Rv)
  • A type of motorized or nonmotorized vehicle that includes motor homes, travel trailers and camping trailers.
  • Towable Rv
  • A type of RV that must be attached to a separate vehicle using a trailer hitch.
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