It’s BACK! The 2013 South Texas RV Super Sale will be at Joe Freeman Coliseum from January 3 through 6, 2013. This year’s show will be bigger and better than last year with even MORE participating dealers! Technology, production and financing have all come together this year to create the best values ever for new RV’s. Whether you are interested in a small towable, a toy hauler, a Class A, Class B, or Class C or an extreme Custom Motor Coach, The 2013 South Texas RV Super Sale will have them all. The past two years have seen major consolidations in the RV Industry and manufacturers have built state of the art manufacturing systems that are actually making RV’s more affordable than ever.
So if you’ve ever even thought about owning an RV...NOW is your chance to get the best deal of the year. We’ll have close out pricing on all the left over 2012 models and will show all of the new 2013 models as well.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The RV industry recovery from the economic downturn will continue to build strength in 2013, as shipments are expected to rise to 289,900, a 4.5 percent increase over the projected 2012 total of 277,300 units, RVIA President Richard Coon told attendees at “Outlook 2013: A Golden Opportunity,” the kick-off event to the 50th Annual National RV Trade Show.
Addressing approximately 1,000 RV manufacturers, dealers and industry representatives on Tuesday, Nov. 27, Coon presented a positive outlook for the industry’s future, based on new projections from Dr. Richard Curtin, director of consumer surveys at the University of Michigan, in RVIA’s quarterly forecasting newsletter RV Roadsigns, according to a press release from RVIA.
The rise in shipments to 277,300 units by year-end 2012 would be a nearly 10 percent gain (9.9 percent) over the 2010 total of 252,300 and include double digit gains in conventional travel trailers and type A motorhomes, states the release. The expected increase in 2013 would mark three consecutive years of RV market growth.
“RV shipments are trending up,” Coon said. “We’ve had good crowds and strong business at fall shows, and demographics are in our favor. It is time to shine for the RV industry.”
According to the new forecast, most of the 2013 gain will come in conventional and fifth-wheel trailers and by type A motorhomes, says the release. Conventional and fifth-wheel trailers are expected to account for 86 percent of all RV shipments in 2013 — which would be an all-time high.
The continued strength in 2013 RV shipments is due to rising consumer confidence and improved economic conditions; however, a failure by America’s political leaders to bridge the “fiscal cliff” could significantly alter the industry’s fortunes in 2013, Coon cautioned.
“Our forecasts are affected by volatility in the economy,” Coon said. “If Congress and the President don’t act on the fiscal cliff before the end of the year, federal tax rates will rise,
mandatory cuts in government spending go into effect, and the economy could go into recession.”
During his presentation, Coon walked the audience through RVIA’s 2013 projection for each of the major RV product types, as stated in the release:
• Travel trailers: up five percent to 180,200 units
• Fifth-wheel trailers: up seven percent to 68,800 units
• Truck campers: up three percent to 3,500 units
• Folding camping trailers: down 17 percent to 9,000 units
• Type A motorhomes: up eight percent to 15,400 units
• Type B motorhomes: up 10 percent to 2,300 units
• Type C motorhomes: down two percent to 10,700 units
“We’ve had a good year in 2012 in terms of sales and in how we’ve been able to promote RVs to our core markets,” Coon said. “There’s a lot of versatility in the RV market — many products, price points and how they’re used. There is strong demand for RVs, and I am optimistic about our industry’s future.”
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association is the national association representing nearly 400 manufacturers and component suppliers producing approximately 98 percent of all RVs made in the United States.
SOURCE: RVIA press release
It’s a GREAT TIME to go RVing! With virtually everything in the world costing more, RVing is becoming more popular than ever. Campgrounds are expanding and there are so many great weekend trips that suddenly become affordable with a new RV. With all the bad news in the economy, the best news for RV’ers is that prices have dropped significantly on RV’s. The recession forced manufacturers to produce RV’s for less and dealers have started buying in bulk.
“Trailers have come down a lot in price. In some cases, RV that would have sold for $150,000 six years ago, will now have more features and will sell for closer to $100,000.
Many Americans are buying a bigger RV’s this year. It’s a nice way to way to escape the city affordably! So come to The 2013 South Texas RV Super Sale and see the all new 2013 models and get great closeout pricing on all 2012 models!
In the May survey of RV manufacturers conducted by the RV Industry Association, wholesale shipments of all RV’s were reported at 29079 units in May, a 4.9% increase over the same month last year. But that’s just part of the story. Travel Trailers are up a whopping 11.4%. All towables are up 9.8%. Total RV shipments for YTD 2012 are up a whopping 8.6%.
This all leads us to believe that The 2013 South Texas RV Super Sale is going to be the best ever. The new 2013 models will be on display. Manufacturer reps are on hand, banks and insurance are all there to make your new RV purchase as easy as an RV vacation is!
Most people think that RV’ing is expensive . . . and it can be if that’s what you want. There are private campgrounds and RV Country Clubs for those who can afford them. But what about the rest of us?
Using the internet and some of the RV trip planners, you can plan your route, find inexpensive camp grounds and many RV friendly opportunities. For instance, did you know that most of the Indian Casino’s across America have very inexpensive rates for camping. They, of course, are counting on the fact that you’ll enjoy their casino, but they are generally high-end campgrounds with fantastic amenities and low rates. Often times, smaller counties and cities have often have city parks or county fairgrounds that have nice accommodations that are very inexpensive. And the nice thing about these facilities is that they are usually very convenient to the city and offer a bit of local flavor versus some of the bigger camp grounds.
A great tool for navigating America is one of the new iPad’s or some other form of tablet. They are much easier to use than a computer while you’re driving down the road.