Companies in this industry manufacture motor homes, travel trailers, and camping trailers. Major US companies include Fleetwood RV, Monaco RV, Thor Industries, Forest River, and Winnebago.
Demand is driven by consumer income and demographics, as RV buyers are mainly middle aged and older. The profitability of individual companies depends on the ability to design desirable products. Large companies have economies of scale in production and distribution. Small companies can compete successfully by concentrating on a product line or by specializing in components.
Major products are motor homes, travel trailers, and folding (or "camping") trailers. Motor homes and travel trailers each account for about a third of industry revenue; folding trailers account for about 10 percent. Some manufacturers also make "park" models, which are essentially small manufactured homes that require hookups and are intended to be moved, but only occasionally.Buy Now