An RV or recreational vehicle is a type of motorized or towable vehicle that is designed to provide living quarters for travel, camping, or other recreational activities. RVs come in a variety of sizes and classes, including motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, pop-up campers, and truck campers. Their prices can vary greatly depending on factors such as age, condition, and features. In general, larger and more luxurious RVs tend to be more expensive, both new and used. Buyers, as well as sellers, turn to RV VIN lookup tools and the wealth of vehicle data they provide to make the purchase process as smooth as possible.
According to the RV Industry Association
(RVIA), the trend of RV shipments in the United States from 1980 to 2022 has been one of overall growth, with some fluctuations due to economic conditions and other factors. Based on the graph below, RV shipments in the US reached a record high of 504,599 units in 2017, but declined slightly in the following years, with 483,672 units shipped in 2018 and 406,070 units shipped in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on RV shipments in 2020, with shipments declining sharply in the early months of the pandemic, but rebounding in the latter half of the year as people sought ways to travel safely.
RV Shipment Statistics (1980 – 2022)