The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) August survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 45,031 units, an increase of 25.3% over the 35,946 units shipped last August. August 2017 shipments are the best August on comparable record.
RV wholesale shipments have climbed to 334,408 units through eight months of 2017, up 15.1% over the 290,582 units shipped during the same period last year.
All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 39,479 units for the month, an increase of 26.7% compared to the 31,155 units shipped in August 2016. Year-to-date totals for towable RVs are up 15.3% to 292,130 units.
August motorhome shipments are up 15.9% to 5,552 units over last year; paced by solid gains in each vehicle category. Year-to-date motorhome shipments have reached 42,278 units on 13.9% growth over the 37,128 units shipped during the same time last year.