Shipments down nearly 22 percent in December

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RESTON, Va. — The RV Industry Association’s December survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments finished the month with 28,363 wholesale shipments, a decrease of -21.7% from the 36,227 units shipped in December 2018.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 25,207 units for the month, a decrease of -20.1% compared to the December 2018 total of 31,541.

Motorhomes ended December with 3,156 shipments to retailers, down -32.7% compared to December 2018’s total of 4,686.

Wholesale shipments ended 2018 with 483,672 units, down -4.1% compared to the 504,599 units in 2017. However, the shipment total for 2018 was still the second highest on comparable record.

Towable RVs are down -3.6% at 426,087 units; motorhome shipments are down -8.1% at 57,585 units, compared to 2017 shipment totals.

Park model RVs ended the month with 252 wholesale shipments, a gain of 15.6% compared to December 2018. Park model RVs ended 2018 down -4.1% with 3,859 shipments for the year.

SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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