NEWS IN FOCUS
RVIA: Sept. Shipments Best in Nearly 4 Decades
Deliveries to retailers of all RVs were reported at 33,704 units in the September survey of manufacturers, 20.5% greater than this same month last year. This was the best September total in nearly four decades with significant gains recorded in all towable RVs and Class B motorhomes. Seasonally adjusted, shipments in the month of September were at an annualized rate of more than 420,000 units, considerably above industry forecasts.
Year-to-date, total RV shipments to retailers have now reached 324,286 units through the first three quarters of this year and were 13.8% ahead of this same period last year. Towable RVs have gained 13.5% while motorhomes shipments are ahead by 15.8% through September.