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RVIA: Park Model Shipments Grow 23.9% in May

July 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported that shipments of park model RVs gained 23.9% in May compared to the previous year. For the month, 379 units were shipped to dealers’ lots versus 306 in 2016. Year-to-date, the park model segment grew 12.3% with 1,835 units shipped compared with 1,634 a year ago. Florida and California led the sector in May with 34 units shipped.

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RVIA: Shipments Extend Streak in May, Up 21%

July 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) May survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished above 40,000 for the third month. Monthly wholesale shipments reached 45,853, an increase of 20.8% compared to May 2016. Year-to-date wholesale shipment totals are 209,014 units, up 12.2% compared to this point last year.

All towable RV led by conventional travel trailers reached a total of 39,960, up 19.8% compared to last May. Year-to-date totals for towable RVs grew 11.8% compared to last year with 181,404 units being reported.

Motorhome shipments led by Class C motorhomes, totaled 6,163 units, up 27.5% compared to May 2016. Year-to-date motorhome shipments are at 27,610 units, up 15.6% compared to the cumulative total at this point last year.

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RVIA: Park Model Shipments Continue To Climb

May 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Park model RV shipments in April rose 8.7% compared to the same month in 2016, continuing an upward trend for the year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RIVA) reported.

For the first four months of the year, shipments reached 1,456 units, marking a rise of 9.6% compared to the same period last year.

The single biggest destination for the month was California, followed by Texas, Arizona and Miinnesota.

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RVIA: Shipments Continue to Roll in April; Top 40K

May 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

RVIA’s April survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished above 40,000 for the second month. Monthly shipments totaled 42,295, an increase of 5.6% compared to last April. Year-to-date wholesale RV shipments have reached 163,161 units, up 10.1% when compared to totals through last April 2016.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, reached a total of 37,195, up 6.1% compared to April last year.  Year-to-date all towable RVs are up 9.7% compared to 2016 with 141,714 units currently being reported. 

Motorhome shipments, led by Class C coaches, totaled 5,100 units this month, up 1.7% compared to April last year.  Year-to-date motorhome shipments are at 21,447 units, up 12.6% compared to the year-to-date total at this point in 2016. 

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RVIA: March Shipments Record 17% YOY Increase

April 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

RVIA’s March survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finishing the first quarter of the year on a very strong note. Monthly shipments reached 47,579 units, an increase of 20.7% over the February monthly total and of 16.8% over the March 2016 tally of 40,740 units. RVIA reported that this represents the highest monthly total ever for shipments on comparable record.

Year-to-date RV wholesale shipments have reached 120,866 units, up 11.7% over the 108,195 units shipped in the same three-month period last year.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, reached a total of 41,766 units for the month, up 16.8% over the 35,763 units shipped in March 2016.  Motorhome shipments are also up 16.8% for the month at 5,813 units, compared to 4,977 units last March.

By category, travel trailers saw shipments rise 17% to 31,422 units in March while Class C motorhomes climbed 28.8% to 3,353 units. Class B’s posted a 30.2% gain to 427 units for the month and camping trailers soared 34.1% with 1,236 units shipped. March shipments of truck campers declined 31.3% while Class A motorhomes were flat, down 0.6%.

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RVIA: ’17 February RV Shipments Best on Record

March 28, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

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January Park Model RV Shipments Grow 9.4%

March 7, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported that manufacturer shipments of park model RVs in January reached 304 units, representing a 9.4% increase over the 278 shipped in January 2016.   

Arizona and California were the biggest destinations, with Texas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois  and New Mexico receiving significant numbers as well.

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RVIA: Shipments Roll to 7.4% Jump in January

February 27, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

January’s survey of manufacturers conducted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) showed wholesale shipments of RVs starting off 2017 in strong fashion with a monthly total of 33,859 units. That represents a 7.4% rise from the January 2016 total of 31,526 units and a 2.7% gain over last month’s robust total of 32,970.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, rose 6.2% in January reaching a total of 28,931 units.  Motorhome shipments reached 4,928 units on 15.2% growth paced by Class C and Class B motorhomes. The total shipments posted in January are the best for any January on record and continue the strong trend of RV market growth from last year.

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RVIA: Park Model RV Shipments Flat For 2016

February 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the final numbers released by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), the park model RV segment saw a 4.4% rise in December compared to December of 2015, and for the year wholesale shipment totals were essentially flat.

The grand total of 3,669 park models shipped in 2016 was up only nine units, or 0.2%, over the 2015 total, according to RVIA.

In December, the biggest single destination for park models was Arizona, followed by Texas, North Carolina and California.

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RVIA: ’16 Shipments Top 430K, Best in 40 Years

January 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs completed 2016 in strong fashion with 32,970 units shipped, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) December survey of manufacturers. This represents a 17.6% increase over the December 2015 tally of 28,025 units and checks in as the best December on record. For the year as a whole, all RV shipments climbed to 430,691 units — a gain of 15.1% compared to 2015 and the best yearly total in more than 40 years. This year also marked the seventh consecutive annual increase in RV shipments since the end of the Great Recession.

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RVIA: Nov. Shipments up 26.9%; Best on Record

December 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Deliveries to retailers of all RVs were reported at 34,670 units in the November survey of manufacturers by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), representing a 26.9% increase from the same month last year. This was the largest November total on record and represented a seasonally adjusted annual rate of more than 425,000 units. Shipments of all towable RVs rose 27.1% to 30,389 units while all motorhome shipments increased 25.4% to 4,281 unit in the month of November.

Year-to-date, total RV shipments have grown to 397,721 units which was 14.9% greater than this same period last year. In fact, this is already the largest shipment year since 1977. Through November, shipments are running at an annualized rate of nearly 428,000 units which would make 2016 the best RV shipments in 39 years.

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RVIA: Shipments Soar 14.5% in Oct., 13.8% YTD

November 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

RV wholesale deliveries to retailers raced ahead in the month of October this year posting total shipments of 38,765 units, up 14.5% ahead of this same month one year earlier. Five of the seven vehicle categories improved over this month last year with conventional travel trailers rising by the largest unit total while folding camping trailers rose by the largest percentage gain.

Through October, total shipments of all RVs were reported at 363,051 units, ahead of this point last year by 13.8%.  The 10-month shipment total this year was running at an annualized rate of more than 420,000 units. If this trend continues, it would make 2016 the seventh consecutive yearly increase and the best total shipments in 40 years.

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RVIA: Sept. Shipments Best in Nearly 4 Decades

October 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

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RVIA: RV Shipments Post Best August Since 1977

September 27, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

RV wholesale shipments to retailers tracked by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) rebounded strongly in August after a lower-than-expected July report. Monthly shipment totals for the month totaled 35,946 units, a rise of 26.8% over last month and 31.5% ahead of August 2015. This was the largest August total since 1977.

Year-to-date totals have reached 290,582 units, an increase of 13% over the 257,089 units shipped during the same eight-month period last year. Motorhomes posted the strongest percentage growth (16.8%) with 37,128 units shipped while the towable category boasted a larger volume increase with shipments reaching 253,454 units on 12.5% growth.

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RVIA: Shipments Gain 4.6% in July, Up 10.8% YTD

August 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

RVIAJuly RV shipments to retailers totaled 28,350 units, 4.6% ahead of the same month last year according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) survey of manufacturers. The monthly total dropped from the previous month’s tally as all vehicle categories reported fewer shipments than in June. However, a slowing in July shipments is not historically unusual.

Totals through the first seven months this year were 10.8% ahead of the 2015’s shipment pace of 254,636 units. Motorhomes have enjoyed the largest percentage increases this year while towables, led by conventional travel trailers, have produced the largest unit gains.  Seasonally adjusted, shipments through July this year were at an annualized rate of more than 408,000 units.

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