Number of RV units that were sold in 2016, a 40-year high. Buoyed by cheap financing, rising wages and inexpensive gas, sales in 2017 are expected to far exceed this number.
rise in share price of Thor Industries, the biggest RV-manufacturer in America in the past year. Share price of Winnebago, the third-largest, registered a 13% increase.
of all RV buyers were white a decade ago, with an average age of 49 years.
of current buyers are from ethnic minorities according to informal studies. The fastest-growing customer demographic is 35- to 44-year-olds.
At the inexpensive end average cost of a caravan.
or more - cost of deluxe versions - they are typically equipped with a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom that are bigger than in many European flats.