Wholesale shipments up 12 percent in April

RESTON, Va. — The RV Industry Association’s April survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 47,442, an increase of 12.2 percent from the 42,295 units shipped last April.

The April 2018 shipment total is the best April on comparable record, RVIA noted.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 41,411 units for the month, an increase of 11.3 percent compared to last April’s towable RV shipment total of 37,195.

April motorhome shipments ended the month with 6,031 shipments to retailers, up 18.3 percent compared to last April’s total of 5,100.

Year-to-date wholesale shipments are currently at 184,528 up 13.1 percent compared to this point last year. Towable RVs are up 13.6 percent to 161,004 units. Motorhome shipments are up 9.7 percent to 23,524 units.

Park Model RVs ended the month with 369 wholesale shipments, down (-12.8 percent) compared to last April. Year-to-date, Park Model RVs are up 1 percent compared to this point last year with 1,470 shipments.

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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