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RVIA: ’17 February RV Shipments Best on Record
February’s survey of manufacturers conducted by RVIA found wholesale shipments continuing the strong start to 2017 with a monthly total of 39,428 units. That represents a 9.7% rise compared to 35,929 units in February 2016, and an 8.6% gain over last month’s very strong total of 33,859.
All towable RVs led by conventional travel trailers reached a total of 33,852, a gain of 7.5% over last month’s 28,931. Motorhome shipments reached a total 5,606 units with a 17.1% gain compared to February 2016 and monthly shipments of Class C’s (up 35%) and Class B’s (gaining 63.5%) reflecting the most substantial percentage growth.
February’s total shipments are the best for any February on record, and is maintaining the strong RV market growth from last year.