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RVIA: RV Shipments Post Best August Since 1977
RV wholesale shipments to retailers tracked by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) rebounded strongly in August after a lower-than-expected July report. Monthly shipment totals for the month totaled 35,946 units, a rise of 26.8% over last month and 31.5% ahead of August 2015. This was the largest August total since 1977.
Year-to-date totals have reached 290,582 units, an increase of 13% over the 257,089 units shipped during the same eight-month period last year. Motorhomes posted the strongest percentage growth (16.8%) with 37,128 units shipped while the towable category boasted a larger volume increase with shipments reaching 253,454 units on 12.5% growth.