Large RV dealers, those with at least $10 million in annual sales, were rather conservative at managing their new RV unit inventories as of Sept. 30, at least when compared with midsize and small dealers, according to consulting firm Spader Business Management.
The new RV unit inventory at the average large dealership was valued at $3,945,364 as of Sept. 30, which represented a modest 3.6% growth when compared with the $3,807,048 in new unit inventory on their books as of Sept. 30, 2002, Spader reported.
Meanwhile, the value of new RV unit inventories at the average midsize dealership, those with $5 million to $10 million in annual sales, was up 15.2% as of Sept. 30 to $1,887,825, versus $1,639,123 a year earlier.
Small dealers, those with less than $5 million in annual sales, reported having new RV unit inventories valued at $990,497 as of Sept. 30, an 8.3% increase over the $914,486 worth of new RV unit inventory they had stocked a year earlier, Spader reported.