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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 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.
Wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs continued to race ahead reaching 40,072 units in the June survey of manufacturers. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported that shipments during the month were 18.7% above June one year ago and marked the third monthly total in access of 40,000 units this year. June’s solid increase of 10.9% over last month reversed the small May decline, returning RV shipments to a monthly annualized rate of more than 420,000 units.
Year-to-date, June’s totals pushed RV wholesale shipments to 226,286 units and an 11.7% increase over this same period last year. Shipments through June were at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of nearly 415,000 units, with the six-month total this year the best since 1977.
RV shipments to retailers continued strongly in May with shipments of 37,955 units, representing a gain of 13.4% ahead of this same month one year earlier. This was the ninth consecutive monthly improvement and marked the best May total since 2006. On a seasonally adjusted basis, May’s totals represented an annualized rate of more than 380,000 units.
Year-to-date, shipments have now reached 186,214 units through the first five months of the year, a 10.3% improvement over this same period a year ago. Travel trailers and Class C motorhomes have provided the bulk of these gains so far with all but truck camper shipments ahead of this same period one year earlier.
Through the end of April, the park model RV sector was off to a weaker start this year than last, according to numbers from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
In April, park model builders shipped 389 RVs, down 7.4% from the 420 shipped in April 2015, according to RVIA numbers.
For the first four months of 2016, 1,328 park models had been shipped by manufacturers, down 8.5% compared to the 1,452 in the first four months of 2015.
Maryland was the largest destination for park models shipped in April, according to RVIA, followed by California and Texas.
Total shipments to retailers were reported at 40,064 units in the April survey of manufacturers conducted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), 4.5% greater than this same month last year. Year-to-date, total RV shipments have reached 148,259 units this year, the best start to any year since 2006 and the second best start since 1977.
For the month, towable RVs provided the largest unit gains rising to 35,050 units. Meanwhile, motorhome shipments, representing 12.5% of all RV shipments in April, showed the largest percentage gains, rising 16% to 5,014 units.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, RV shipments through April this year were at an annual rate of nearly 410,000 units.