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RVIA: May Wholesale Shipments Grew 83.5%

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June 25, 2010 by RV Business  Leave a Comment

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Total wholesale shipments to retailers in May were reported at 24,400 units, up 83.5% over May 2009, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported today.

Overall, towable RVs continue to provide the greatest volume increase, while motorhome totals reflect the greatest percentage gains. On a seasonally adjusted basis, this month’s total shipments presented an annual rate of more than 262,500 units, an increase of 6% over last month.

Towable RV shipments totaled 21,700, while motorized shipments totaled 2,700.

By category, shipments were as follows:

  • Travel Trailers, 14,400, up 82.3%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 5,500, up 103.7%
  • Folding camping trailers, 1,600, up 23.1%.
  • Truck campers, 200, no change.
  • Class A motorhomes, 1,100, up 175%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 100, no change.
  • Class C motorhomes, 1,500, up 114.3%.

Year-to-date, total RV shipments have now reached 108,900 units through May this year, up 91.1% compared to this same period last year. All vehicle types have enjoyed growth in shipments this year with Class A motorhomes continuing to experience the greatest percentage increase, while conventional travel trailers have experienced the greatest unit increase.

The complete report follows below:2010 Worksheets.xls

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