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Recreational Vehicles Market (Motorhomes (Type A, Type B and Type C) and Towable RVs) : North America Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Published: Oct-2015 | Format: PDF | Zion | Number of pages: 83 | Code: MRS - 36078


The report covers predications and analysis for the North America recreational vehicles market on a regional level. The analysis provides significant information of 2014 beside a forecast from 2015 to 2020 sustained volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the North America recreational vehicles market together with the impact they need on the demand over the forecast period. In addition, the report includes the study of opportunities out there within the North America recreational vehicles market on a regional level.

In order to convey the users of this report a comprehensives read on the North America recreational vehicles market, we have included a detailed analysis of buying criteria, competitive scenario and detailed list of key vendors operating in this industry. To understand the competitive landscape in the market, an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the North America recreational vehicles market has also been included. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein product segments are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.
 
The study provides a decisive view on the North America recreational vehicles market by segmenting the market based on product segments. All the product segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2014 to 2020. Key product segmented market covered under this study includes rolled rings, open die, and impression die. Key product segments discussed under this study includes motorhomes (Type A, Type B and Type C) and towable recreational vehicles.

The report covers North America region and it also covers the recreational vehicles market in North America landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes the key players operating in this market. The key players for recreational vehicles market in North America include Eclipse RV, Gulf Stream Coach, Northwood Manufacturing, Palomino, and Thor Industries.

North America Recreational Vehicles Market: Product Segment Analysis

  • Motorhomes
    • Type A
    • Type B
    • Type C
  • Towable Recreation Vehicles
  • Chapter 1 Preface
    • 1.1 Report description and scope
    • 1.2 Research methodology
      • 1.2.1 Market research process
      • 1.2.2 Market research methodology
    • 1.3 List of abbreviations
  • Chapter 2 Executive Summary
    • 2.1 North America Recreational Vehicle Market, 2014 2020 (Thousand Units) (USD Billion)
    • 2.2 North America Recreational Vehicle Market: Snapshot
  • Chapter 3 Recreational Vehicle Market – North America Industry Analysis
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Market Drivers
      • 3.2.1 Drivers for North America Recreational Vehicle Market: Impact Analysis
      • 3.2.2 Favorable IRS Tax Deduction
      • 3.2.3 Change in Purchasing Pattern
      • 3.2.4 Right-sizing of Products
    • 3.3 Market Restraints
      • 3.3.1 Restraints for North America Recreational Vehicle Market: Impact Analysis
      • 3.3.2 Increased Interest of Dealers in RV Auctions
      • 3.3.3 Cost of RV Travel and Competing Time Demands
      • 3.3.4 Regulatory and Land Management
      • 3.3.5 Rise in Commodity Prices
      • 3.3.6 Reduced Fuel Economy
    • 3.4 Opportunities
      • 3.4.1 Increased Ownership Affordability
        • 3.4.1.1 New Versus Pre-owned RV Buyers, 2014
      • 3.4.2 Customized Campaigns and Benefits
      • 3.4.3 Environmental and Fuel Efficiency Benefits
    • 3.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    • 3.6 Market Attractiveness Analysis
      • 3.6.1 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Product Segment
  • Chapter 4 North America Recreational Vehicle Market – Competitive Landscape
    • 4.1 Buying Criteria
    • 4.2 Recreational Vehicle Industry Cost Structure
      • 4.2.1 North America Recreational Vehicle Industry Cost Structure
    • 4.3 Competitive Scenario
      • 4.3.1 North America Class A Motorhomes Industry: Company Market Share, 2014
      • 4.3.2 North America Class B Motorhomes Industry: Company Market Share, 2014
      • 4.3.3 North America Class C Motorhomes Industry: Company Market Share, 2014
      • 4.3.4 North America Towable Recreational Vehicle Industry: Company Market Share, 2014
      • 4.3.5 North America Recreational Vehicle Industry: Company Market Share, 2014
    • 4.4 Recreational Vehicle Shipment
      • 4.4.1 Recreational Vehicle Shipment, By Type, November 2014 – April 2015, (Thousand Units)
      • 4.4.2 Recreational Vehicle Shipment, By Type, May 2014 – October 2014, (Thousand Units)
      • 4.4.3 Recreational Vehicle Shipment, By Type, November 2013 – April 2014, (Thousand Units)
      • 4.4.4 Recreational Vehicle Shipment, By Type, August 2013 – October 2013, (Thousand Units)
    • 4.5 Industry Highlights
      • 4.5.1 Recent News
      • 4.5.2 Mergers and Acquisitions
    • 4.6 Product offerings
    • 4.7 Other Prominent Vendors
  • Chapter 5 North America Recreational Vehicle Chassis Market – Product Segment Analysis
    • 5.1 North America Motorhome Chassis Market
      • 5.1.1 North America Motorhome Chassis Market Volume Share by Company, 2014
      • 5.1.2 North America Motorhome Chassis Market Company, 2014 (Number of Units)
    • 5.2 Motorhome Chassis Class A
      • 5.2.1 North America Motorhome Class A Chassis Market Volume Share by Company, 2014
      • 5.2.2 North America Motorhome Chassis Class A Market by Company, 2014 (Number of Units)
    • 5.3 North America Motorhome Chassis Market
      • 5.3.1 North America Motorhome Chassis Class B Market Volume Share by Company, 2014
      • 5.3.2 North America Motorhome Chassis Class B Market by Company, 2014 (Number of Units)
    • 5.4 North America Motorhome Chassis Market
      • 5.4.1 North America Motorhome Chassis Class C Market Volume Share by Company, 2014
      • 5.4.2 North America Motorhome Chassis Class C Market by Company, 2014 (Number of Units)
  • Chapter 6 North America Recreational Vehicle Market – Product Segment Analysis
    • 6.1 North America Recreational Vehicle Market: Product Segment Analysis
      • 6.1.1 North America Recreational Vehicle Market Volume Share by Product Segment, 2014 - 2020
    • 6.2 Motorhomes
      • 6.2.1 North America Motorhomes Market, 2014 - 2020, (Thousand Units) (USD Billion)
      • 6.2.2 North America Motorhomes Market Volume Share by Sub-segment, 2014 and 2020
      • 6.2.3 Type A
        • 6.2.3.1 North America Motorhomes Type-A Market, 2014 - 2020, (Thousand Units) (USD Billion)
      • 6.2.4 Type B
        • 6.2.4.1 North America Motorhomes Type-B Market, 2014 - 2020, (Thousand Units) (USD Billion)
      • 6.2.5 Type C
        • 6.2.5.1 North America Motorhomes Type-C Market, 2014 - 2020, (Thousand Units) (USD Billion)
    • 6.3 Towable RVs
      • 6.3.1 North America Recreational Vehicle Market, 2014 - 2020 (Thousand Units) (USD Billion)
      • 6.3.1 North America Towable Recreational Vehicle Market Share by Sub-segment, 2014
  • Chapter 7 Company Profiles
    • 7.1 Eclipse RV
      • 7.1.1 Overview
      • 7.1.2 Product Portfolio
      • 7.1.3 SWOT Analysis
    • 7.2 Gulf Stream Coach
      • 7.2.1 Overview
      • 7.2.2 Strategy
      • 7.2.3 Recent Developments
      • 7.2.4 SWOT Analysis
    • 7.3 Northwood Manufacturing
      • 7.3.1 Overview
      • 7.3.2 SWOT Analysis
    • 7.4 Palomino
      • 7.4.1 Overview
      • 7.4.2 Business Strategy
      • 7.4.3 SWOT Analysis
    • 7.5 Thor Industries
      • 7.5.1 Overview
      • 7.5.2 Financials
        • 7.5.2.1 Thor Industries Revenue by Segment, 2014
      • 7.5.3 Business Strategy
      • 7.5.4 Recent Developments
      • 7.5.5 SWOT Analysis

List of Tables

TABLE 1    Market Snapshot    
TABLE 2    Drivers For North America Recreational Vehicle Market: Impact Analysis    
TABLE 3    Restraints For North America Recreational Vehicle Market: Impact Analysis    
TABLE 4    Benefits Offered to RV Owners    
TABLE 5    Environmental and Fuel Efficiency Benefits of an RV    
TABLE 6    Recreational Vehicle Shipment, By Type, November 2014 – April 2015, (Thousand Units)    
TABLE 7    Recreational Vehicle Shipment, By Type, May 2014 – October 2014, (Thousand Units)    
TABLE 8    Recreational Vehicle Shipment, By Type, November 2013 – April 2014, (Thousand Units)    
TABLE 9    Recreational Vehicle Shipment, By Type, August 2013 – October 2013, (Thousand Units)    
TABLE 10    North America Motorhome Chassis Market Company, 2014 (Number of Units)    
TABLE 11    North America Motorhome Chassis Class A Market by Company, 2014 (Number of Units)    
TABLE 12    North America Motorhome Chassis Class B Market by Company, 2014 (Number of Units)    
TABLE 13    North America Motorhome Chassis Class C Market by Company, 2014 (Number of Units)


List of Figures

FIG. 1    Market Research Process    
FIG. 2    Market Research Methodology    
FIG. 3    North America Recreational Vehicle Market, 2014 2020 (Thousand Units) (USD Billion)    
FIG. 4    New Versus Pre-owned RV Buyers, 2014    
FIG. 5    Porter’s five forces analysis    
FIG. 6    Market Attractiveness Analysis by Product Segment    
FIG. 7    North America Recreational Vehicle Industry Cost Structure    
FIG. 8    North America Class A Motorhomes Industry: Company Market Share, 2014    
FIG. 9    North America Class B Motorhomes Industry: Company Market Share, 2014    
FIG. 10    North America Class C Motorhomes Industry: Company Market Share, 2014    
FIG. 11    North America Towable Recreational Vehicle Industry: Company Market Share, 2014    
FIG. 12    North America Recreational Vehicle Industry: Company Market Share, 2014    
FIG. 13    North America Motorhome Chassis Market Volume Share by Company, 2014    
FIG. 14    North America Motorhome Chassis Class A Market Volume Share by Company, 2014    
FIG. 15    North America Motorhome Chassis Class B Market Volume Share by Company, 2014    
FIG. 16    North America Motorhome Chassis Class C Market Volume Share by Company, 2014    
FIG. 17    North America Recreational Vehicle Market Volume Share by Product Segment, 2014 - 2020    
FIG. 18    North America Motorhomes Market, 2014 - 2020, (Thousand Units) (USD Billion)    
FIG. 19    North America Motorhomes Market Volume Share by Sub-Segment, 2014 and 2020    
FIG. 20    North America Motorhomes Type-A Market, 2014 - 2020, (Thousand Units) (USD Billion)    
FIG. 21    North America Motorhomes Type-B Market, 2014 - 2020, (Thousand Units) (USD Billion)    
FIG. 22    North America Motorhomes Type-C Market, 2014 - 2020, (Thousand Units) (USD Billion)    
FIG. 23    North America Recreational Vehicle Market, 2014 - 2020 (Thousand Units) (USD Billion)
FIG. 24    North America Towable Recreational Vehicle Market Share by Sub-segment, 2014    
FIG. 25    Eclipse RV: SWOT Analysis    
FIG. 26    Gulf Stream Coach: SWOT Analysis    
FIG. 27    Northwood Manufacturing: SWOT Analysis    
FIG. 28    Palomino: SWOT Analysis    78
FIG. 29    Thor Industries Revenue by Segment, 2014    
FIG. 30    Thor Industries: SWOT Ansalysis

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Zion Research uses the synergy of combination of both primary research and secondary research for its research reports. For this study, we have conducted extensive primary research, wherein we have conducted in-depth interviews of the key opinion leader of this industry. Primary research make up for the biggest chunk of our data sources in addition to secondary research.

We referred to product literature of leading industry participants, annual reports, press releases, government publications, and other relevant sources for data collection and analysis thereof. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade journals, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies.  

Zion Research has collected key data related to the Recreational Vehicles and analyzed these data using a variety of methods. The market dynamics have been ascertained following a detailed study of the micro, meso, and macroeconomic indicators of the market.

This report is based on in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses of the North America Recreational Vehicles market. The quantitative analysis involved the application of various projection and sampling techniques. The qualitative analysis involved primary interviews, surveys, and vendor briefings. The data gathered as a result of these processes were validated through experts' opinions.

Primary Research

We conduct primary interviews with industry participants and commentators on an ongoing basis to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following functions:

  • Provides firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, outlook, etc.
  • Helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings
  • Further develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding
  • Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies

Participants who typically partake in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Purchasing managers, technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Outside experts: Investment bankers, valuation experts and research analysts specializing in specific markets

Key opinion leaders specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry verticals


Secondary Research

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings
  • IDC and other relevant magazines
  • Internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases
  • National government documents, statistical databases and market reports

News articles, press releases and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market

Based on the research results and technical insights thus gathered, Zion research analysts have provided a comprehensive analysis of the varied aspects of the market. The impact of global economic conditions and other macroeconomic indicators was also considered when assessing the market.

Models

Where no hard data is available, we use models and estimates to produce comprehensive data sets. A rigorous methodology is adopted, wherein the available hard data is cross-referenced with the following data types to produce estimates:

  • Demographic data: Population split by segments
  • Macroeconomic indicators: GDP, PPP, Per Capita Income, etc.
  • Industry indicators: Expenditure, technology stage and infrastructure, sector growth and facilities
  • Data is then cross-checked by an expert panel.

Recreational vehicle is a terms used in North America for a motor vehicle or trailer which is well equipped with facilities usually found in a home. Recreational vehicles are also known as camper van or caravan or motorhome. A recreational vehicle normally includes a kitchen, a bathroom and one or few sleeping facilities. Some of the features such as a hot tub, a dining room, a desk and a vanity closet can be found in a premium recreational vehicle.

Most of RVs are single-deck, however double-deck RV also exist. Recreational vehicles can be either motor vehicles or towable trailers. Recreational vehicles are intended to provide leisure activates such as vacations and camping, both on and off highways.

One of the key factors driving the demand for recreational vehicles in North America is favorable IRS rules. A person having recreational vehicle that meets IRS standards can claim the recreational vehicle as a second home. Moreover, one can get tax rebate on recreational vehicle according to federal law. Apart from this, low interest rates, favorable economy, and stable petroleum prices are also expected to contribute towards growth of the recreational vehicle market. However, high price and significant operational cost can present a challenge to the recreational vehicles market.


Recreational Vehicles Market

Motorhomes and towable recreational vehicles are the two major segments of the recreational vehicle industry. Recreational vehicles market in North America was dominated by the towable recreational vehicles with over two third share of the market in 2014. Motorhomes account for relatively smaller share in the recreational vehicles market in North America. Motorhomes market is further classifies as type A, type B and type C motorhomes. Type A motohomes segment dominates the market segment with over 40% share of the total market in 2014.   
The recreational vehicles market is also segmented based on ownership. New recreational vehicle buyers accounted for one third of the total recreational vehicles market in 2014. Pre-owned recreational vehicles market is twice in market size as compare to new vehicles.  

The recreational vehicles market in North America is fragmented because of the presence of many vendors and a variety of products. Some of the leading industry participants operating in the North America recreational vehicles market include Eclipse RV, Gulf Stream Coach, Northwood Manufacturing, Palomino, and Thor Industries.


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