RVIA reports wholesale shipments decreased 11 percent

The RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) October survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments finished the month with 43,568 wholesale shipments, a decrease of 11 percent from the 48,926 units shipped last October. Compared to September 2018, shipments grew 40.7 percent.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 38,759 units for the month, a decrease of 10.5 percent compared to last October’s towable RV shipment total of 43,294. Motorhomes ended October with 4,809 shipments to retailers, down 14.6 percent compared to last October’s total of 5,632.

Year-to-date wholesale shipments are currently at 422,286 units, down 1.1 percent compared to this point last year. Towable RVs fell 0.5 percent at 372,012 units and motorhome shipments are down 5.1 percent at 50,274 units, compared to totals through October 2017.

Park model RVs ended the month with 326 wholesale shipments, a decrease of 0.9 percent compared to last October. To date, park model RVs slid 5.7 percent with 3,330 shipments.

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at ingoodcompanycommunications@gmail.com.

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