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RVIA: July Shipments Increase 47% Vs. 2009

Posted By RVBusiness On August 26, 2010 @ 6:06 pm In Breaking News,RVIA Wholesale Shipments | No Comments

Total shipments monthly, 2009 vs. 2010

Total shipments monthly, 2009 vs. 2010

Although July shipments slowed from June, wholesale RV shipments in 2010 continued to outpace last season’s lackluster performance, according to a release issued today (Aug. 26) by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). For the month of July, manufacturers reported shipments of 19,800 units, an increase of 46.7% from the same month a year ago. The deliveries represent an annualized total of more than 256,000 units, the third-highest seasonally adjusted total this year.

According to the release, however, the monthly shipments were down 26.9% from June’s tally, but “it is typical of shipments to begin a slow decline from yearly peaks during late summer and early fall as model change-over affects dealer purchases.”

Towable RVs continued to pace deliveries, comprising more than 90% of July shipments, although motorhomes recorded the greatest percentage gains compared to 2009. Led by travel trailers, 17,900 towables were shipped in July while 1,900 motorized units were delivered. Of all segments, only folding camping trailers posted a decline for July compared to the same month in ’09, while Class B motorized shipments held steady.

Year-to-date, shipments have reached 155,800 units through July, up nearly 81% from the same period one year ago. Towable deliveries are up 76% for the year, with motorized enjoying a 137% increase.

• Travel Trailers — 12,600 (+48%); 2010 total: 94,100 (+79% YTD)
• Fifth-Wheels — 4,000 (+48%); 2010 total: 34,100 (+89%)
• Folding Camping Trailers — 1,100 (-15%); 2010 total: 10,500 (+31%)
• Truck Campers — 200 (+100%); 2010 total: 1,700 (+54%)

• Class A — 1,000 (+150%); 2010 total: 7,500 (+188%)
• Class B — 100 (0%); 2010 total: 1,000 (+67%)
• Class C — 800 (+100%); 2010 total: 6,900 (+109%)

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