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RV shipments post 13th consecutive monthly gain

(Sept. 27, 2010) -- "Year to date, RV shipments have now reached to 177,300 units, more than 70 percent ahead of this same month last year," he added. "While all RV product categories have benefited from the growth in 2010, towable RVs continue to gain more units while motorhome totals have increased by the greatest percentage gain."

RESTON, Va. — RV wholesale shipments to retailers totaled 21,500 units this August, an increase of 8.6 percent over last month and 20.8 percent greater than August 2009, the RV Industry Association announced today.

“Although this was a small gain in monthly shipments this August, it was the 13th consecutive monthly increase in RV shipments dating back to July of 2009,” said Bill Baker, RVIA senior director of communication. “On a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis, shipments in August this year represented a total of 250,000 units.

“Year to date, RV shipments have now reached to 177,300 units, more than 70 percent ahead of this same month last year,” he added. “While all RV product categories have benefited from the growth in 2010, towable RVs continue to gain more units while motorhome totals have increased by the greatest percentage gain.”

Here is the complete wholesale shipment report for August:

 

August 2010 RV Wholesale Shipment Report
Unit August 2009 August 2010 % Change Total 2009 Total 2010 % Change
Travel Trailers 11,100 13,100 +18.0% 63,700 107,200 +68.3%
Fifth Wheels 4,200 5,100 +21.4% 22,200 39,200 +76.6%
Folding Campers 1,200 700 -41.7% 9,200 11,200 +21.7%
Truck Campers 200 300 +50.0% 1,300 2,000 +53.8%
TOTAL TOWABLES 16,700 19,200 +15.0% 96,400 159,600 +65.6%
Class A Motorhomes 500 1,300 +160.0% 3,100 8,800 +183.9%
Class B Motorhomes 100 100 +0.0% 600 1,100 +83.3%
Class C Motorhomes 500 900 +80.0% 3,800 7,800 +105.3%
TOTAL MOTORHOMES 1,100 2,300 +109.1% 7,500 17,700 +136.0%
TOTAL RV SHIPMENTS 17.800 21,500 +20.8% 103,900 177,300 +70.6%

 

SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release

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