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By: On: Friday June 2 2017

Airstream Trailer

The RV Industry continued its recent surge in April. According to the RVIA’s April survey of manufacturers, wholesale RV shipments were up 5.6% in April, compared to April of 2016.

A total of 42,295 RVs were shipped to dealers in April, up from 40,064 one year ago. Year-to-date RV shipments are up 10% to 163,161 units.

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By: On: Monday May 1 2017

Class C Motorhome Beauty

If the latest numbers released by the RVIA are any indication, the RV industry is as strong as it has ever been. March 2017 had the most RV shipments of any month on record.

A total of 47,579 units were shipped to dealers in March 2017, up 16.8% compared to March 2016. The RVIA gets this data from a monthly survey of manufacturers.

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By: On: Monday October 31 2016

Class B Motorhome

According to a report from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, the RV industry had its best September in nearly 40 years.

A total of 33,704 RVs were delivered to retailers in September, an improvement of 20.5% compared to September 2015. Towables were up 22.6%, with the biggest gains coming from folding trailers (+93.7%). Travel trailers were up 29.2%, while truck campers were down 3.3%.

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By: On: Monday October 3 2016

Class C Motorhome Sprinter

RV wholesale shipments to retailers tracked by RVIA rebounded strongly in August after a lower-than-expected July report. Monthly shipment totals for August were 35,946 units, a rise of 26.8% over last month and 31.5% ahead of August 2015. This was the largest August total since 1977.

Year-to-date totals have reached 290,582 units, an increase of 13% over the 257,089 units shipped during the same eight-month period last year. Motorhomes posted that strongest percentage growth (16.8%) with 37,128 units shipped. The towable category boasts the larger volume increase with shipments reaching 253,454 units on 12.5% growth.

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By: On: Wednesday June 29 2016

Class C Motorhome Feature

The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association reports that RV shipments were up an impressive 13.4% in May to 37,955 units, compared to 33,467 units in May of 2015. This marks the ninth consecutive monthly improvement and is the best May total in 10 years.

Total RV shipments in 2016 have reached 186,214 units through May 31, which is 10.3% more than the same period last year (168,884). The biggest annual gains have come from Class C motorhomes (23.6% improvement) and travel trailers (12.7% improvement). The only segment that is down year over year is truck campers (3.2% decrease).

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By: On: Monday May 30 2016

Fifth Wheel Scenic

According to a release from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, RV shipments to retailers were up 4.5% in April, compared to the same month last year. A total of 40,064 RVs made their way to retailers in April – more than 1,700 more than in April of 2015.

Towable RVs provided the largest unit gains, while all motorhomes improved by the largest percentage gains, representing 12.5% of all RV shipments this month.

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By: On: Wednesday April 27 2016

Class C Motorhomes

According to a release from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, RV shipments to retailers totaled 40,740 units in March of 2016. This is the single best monthly total since March of 2006 and is 13.9% higher than February and 11.5% higher than March of 2015.

First quarter shipments of 2016 have climbed to 108,195 units, which is 11.5% more than the first quarter of 2015.

“On a seasonally adjusted basis, 1st quarter shipments were running at an annualized rate of more than 430,000 units, 12.2% ahead of the pace reported for this same period last year,” RVIA says in a release.

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By: On: Tuesday March 29 2016

Travel Trailer Lake

(Press Release) In the February survey of manufacturers, RV wholesale shipments to retailers accelerated to 35,929 units this year, a 13.9% increase over last month and a 12.1% increase over this same month one year ago. Increased employment and greater consumer discretionary income have been the driving force behind recent consumer spending increases lifting RV shipments totals along the way. This month’s total was the best February in 39 years and represents an annualized rate of more than 425,000 units.  This would be the best such annualized rate since late 2005.

Through the first two months this year shipments have reached 67,455 units, an 11.4% gain over this same two month period last year.  Continuing a trend established a number of months ago towable RVs have increased by the largest unit totals while motorhomes have reported the greatest percentage gains over the previous year.

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