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RV shipments up 5.6% over April 2016

RV shipments up 5.6% over April 2016

RESTON, Va. — The RV Industry Association’s April survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished above 40,000 for the second month.

Monthly shipments totaled 42,295 — an increase of 5.6 percent compared to last April.  Year-to-date wholesale RV shipments have reached 163,161 units, up 10.1 percent when compared to totals through last April 2016.

All towable RVs led by conventional travel trailers reached a total of 37,195; up 6.1 percent compared to April last year.  Year-to-date all towable RVs are up 9.7 percent compared to last year with 141,714 units being currently reported.

Motorhome shipments, led by Type C motorhomes, totaled 5,100 units this month, up 1.7 percent compared to April last year.  Year-to-date motorhome shipments are at 21,447 units, up 12.6 percent compared to the year-to-date total at this point in 2016.

Here is the complete shipment report for April:

Unit April 2016 April 2017 % Change Total 2016 Total 2017 % Change
Travel Trailers 26,074 28,460 +9.2% 96,418 107,445 +11.4%
Fifth Wheels 7,604 7,812 +2.7% 28,059 30,369 +8.2%
Folding Campers 1,149 771 -32.9% 3,737 3,150 -15.7%
Truck Campers 223 152 -31.8% 990 750 -24.2%
TOTAL TOWABLES 35,050 37,195 +6.1% 129,204 141,714 +9.7%
Class A Motorhomes 1,999 1,635 -18.2% 8,170 7,541 -7.7%
Class B Motorhomes 351 471 +34.2% 1,256 1,706 +35.8%
Class C Motorhomes 2,664 2,994 +12.4% 9,629 12,200 +26.7%
TOTAL MOTORHOMES 5,014 5,100 +1.7% 19,055 21,447 +12.6%
TOTAL RV SHIPMENTS 40,064 42,295 +5.6% 148,259 163,161 +10.1%

SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release

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About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report and can be reached at greg@rvdailyreport.com.

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