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RVIA: February Shipments Trend Upward

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 RV shipments to retailers were reported at 10,300 units in the February survey of manufacturers compiled by  the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), an increase of nearly 40% over last month but 63% less  than this same month, one year ago.

Shipments of towables totaled 9,600 units, while motorized shipments totaled 700 units. Seasonally adjusted, February’s results represent an annualized total of more than 120,000 units.

While towable RVs improved in February, moving up 45% compared to shipments of these same products one month earlier, motorhome totals were the same.  Conventional travel trailers represented 60.3% of this month’s total shipments as compared to 54.1% for all of last year.

In particular, February 2009 shipments, compared with February 2008 shipments were as follows:

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