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RVIA: September Shipments Retain Record Pace

October 25, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) September survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 43,598 units, an increase of 29.4% over the 33,704 units shipped last September. September 2017 shipments are the best September on comparable record.

RV wholesale shipments have climbed to 378,006 units through nine months of 2017, up 16.6% over the 324,286 units shipped during the same period last year.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 38,543 units for the month, an increase of 31.8% compared to the 29,233 units shipped in September 2016. Year-to-date totals for towable RVs are up 17% to 330,673 units.

September motorhome shipments are up 13.1% to 5,055 units over last year; paced by solid gains in Class C motorhomes. Year-to-date motorhome shipments have reached 47,333 units on 13.8% growth over the 41,599 units shipped during the same time last year.

 

 

 

 

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RVIA: August RV Shipments are Best on Record

September 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

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RVIA: July Shipment Totals are Best in 40 Years

August 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) July survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 32,936, an increase of 16.2% over the 28,350 units shipped in July 2016.  This represents the best July shipment total in 40 years.

RV wholesale shipments climbed to 289,336 units through the first seven months of 2017 and are up 13.6% over the 254,636 units shipped during the same time last year.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 28,996 units for the month, an increase of 17% compared to the 24,784 units shipped in July 2016.  Year-to-date totals for towable RVs are up 13.6% to 252,640 units.

June motorhome shipments are up 10.5% to 3,940 units over last year; paced by strong gains in the Class B and C market. Year-to-date motorhome shipments have reached 36,726 units on 13.6% growth over the 32,337 units shipped during the same time last year.

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RVIA: June Shipments Roll to 18.3% YOY Growth

July 25, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) June survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished above 40,000 units for the fourth consecutive month. Monthly wholesale shipments reached 47,416 units, an increase of 18.3% over the 40,072 units shipped in June 2016.

Through the first half of 2017, RV wholesale shipments climbed to 256,430 units, up 13.3% over the 226,286 units shipped during the same time period last year.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 42,240 units for the month, an increase of 20% compared to the 35,191 units shipped in June 2016.  Year-to-date totals for towable RVs are up 13.2% to 223,644 units.

June motorhome shipments are up 6% to 5,176 units, paced by strong gains in the Type C market.  Year-to-date motorhome shipments have reached 32,786 units on 14% growth over the 28,771 units shipped during the same time period last year.

 

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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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