Black Book reported that the average selling price for used motorized units was $46,293 in October, a decrease of $2,068, or 4.2%, from the previous month. Towables came in at $15,188, down $724, or 4.5%, from last month.
“As we get closer to winter, and the thermometer begins to drop into freezing temperatures, fewer and fewer consumers are thinking about buying and selling RVs, and this naturally influences dealer behavior as well…fewer sold units means less of a need to replace them,” said Eric Lawrence, principal analyst of specialty markets. “However, this is a great time for dealers to contact their customers about winterization and other off-season service needs.”
One year ago, the average motorhome sold for $43,729 and the average towable unit brought $13,052. Auction volume was mixed as motorhomes were essentially unchanged and towables dropped 3%.
The average age of motorized units was seven years old (2012), and towables was slightly older at eight (2011).