With the arrival of fall, Black Book is reporting a mixed market for RV sales at auction.
“It’s always nice when the motorized and towable units move in the same direction, but this month they diverged,” said Eric Lawrence, principle automotive analyst, specialty vehicles for Black Book. “It’s also interesting to note that towables are at an all-time high. It’s an unusual time of the year for that to occur, so we’ll be anxiously awaiting the auction results for the coming month to see where the market is heading.”
Taking a closer look at the markets, the average selling price for motorized units was $44,219, down $4,354 (8.9%) from the previous month. Towables came in at $15,935, up $1,588 (11.1%) from last month. One year ago the average motorhome sold for $44,484 and the average towable unit brought $13,558.
Auction volume was up as Class A motor homes increased 21% and towables rose 23%. The average age of motorized and towable units was eight years old.