Black Book report shows RV values dip as winter arrives

LAUREL, Md. — RV values at auctions around the country fell slightly in December as the RV industry headed into the winter market, Black Book reported today when releasing the most recent sales figures.

The average selling price for motorized units was $43,132, which is down $597 (1.3%) from the previous month. Towables came in at $12,593, down $459 (3.5%) from last month.

One year ago the average motorhome sold for $46,718 and the average towable unit brought $13,325. The average age of RV sold at auction was nine years.

Auction volume was down slightly. Motorized dropped 9% from the previous month while towables declined 5%.

“As we move further into winter, RVs are continuing to exhibit typical seasonal behavior. Both towables and motorized units are down slightly this month, but their rate of decline has slowed,” said Eric Lawrence, director of specialty markets for Black Book.

“This is the time of year that many dealers take a step back from active buying and selling and focus on completing any improvements to their stores so that they can be up and running when the first spring customers come through their doors,” he explained.

SOURCE: Black Book press release


Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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