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|
|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 RV SHIPMENTS||40,064||42,295||+5.6%||148,259||163,161||+10.1%|
SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release