GAINESVILLE, Ga. — National Auto Research, commonly known within the automotive and finance industries as Black Book due to its flagship publication, announced the release of its latest vehicle pricing guide, the Black Book Official Recreational Vehicle Value Guide.
The new guide will cover all of the major RV market segments, including motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, park models, truck campers and folding camping trailers. The January 2011 edition will include model years 2000 to 2010, and will add a year of coverage with the introduction of each subsequent RV model year.
As with all Black Book products, the RV guide will provide a full range of value categories, including the original manufacturer’s suggested retail price, current suggested retail price, finance advance, and two distinct wholesale values that represent RVs in both clean and average conditions.
The Black Book Official Recreational Vehicle Value Guide is available in a variety of electronic formats, including online access and data feeds. Users will have the ability to print out copies of the valuations. Mobile handheld applications for a range of platforms are currently under consideration for future development.
“Black Book has been providing accurate used automobile and light truck values fo the industry since 1955,” said Tom Cross, president of Black Book. “Many of our customers, particularly dealers, lenders and government agencies, had asked us to develop a value guide for the recreational vehicle industry, and I am excited that we have been able to accommodate their requests.
“Many RVs, especially higher value motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheels, are expensive,” he added. “To maximize their profits and protect their investments, members of the RV industry need to have access to accurate, auction-based values that they can rely upon when making their inventory acquisition and loan origination decisions.”
For more information, call 770.533.5332 or visit www.blackbookusa.com.
SOURCE: Black Book press release.