September RV sales highest in 40 years

RESTON, Va. – RVIA’s September survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 43,598 units, an increase of 29.4 percent over the 33,704 units shipped last September. September 2017 shipments are the best September on comparable record. In fact, September marks the best shipment record in 40 years.

RV wholesale shipments have climbed to 378,006 units through nine months of 2017, up 16.6 percent over the 324,286 units shipped during the same period last year.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 38,543 units for the month, an increase of 31.8 percent compared to the 29,233 units shipped in September 2016. Year-to-date totals for towable RVs are up 17 percent to 330,673 units.

September motorhome shipments are up 13.1 percent to 5,055 units over last year; paced by solid gains in Type C motorhomes. Year-to-date motorhome shipments have reached 47,333 units on 13.8 percent growth over the 41,599 units shipped during the same time last year.

Source: Recreation Vehicle Industry Association press release


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

Leave a Comment

Get Daily News Delivered

Get Weekly News Delivered

Sponsored Video

Recent Posts

Get Daily RV News Delivered

Every day we send a summary of the most important news via email. Make sure you don’t miss anything.