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RVIA: Shipments Top 504K in ’17; Rise 17% in Dec.

January 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

RV wholesale shipments finished 2017 with 504,599 units up 17.2% compared to the 430,691 units shipped in 2016.

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) December survey of manufacturers reported RV wholesale shipments finished at 36,227, an increase of 9.9% from the 32,970 units shipped last December. December 2017 shipment total is the best December on comparable record.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 31,541 units for the month, an increase of 9.5% compared to last December’s towable RV shipment total of 28,795.  2017 totals for towable RVs are up 17.6% to 441,961 units.

December motorhome shipments were up 12.2% to 4,686 units over last year. Motorhome shipments for the full year finished at 62,638 units on 14.4% growth over the 54,741 units shipped during 2016.

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RVIA: Shipments Climb 19.6% for Nov., 17.8% YTD

December 29, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) November survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 41,451, an increase of 19.6% from the 34,670 units shipped last November. November 2017 shipment total is the best November on comparable record.

RV wholesale shipments have reached 468,383 through 11 months of 2017, up 17.8% compared to the 397,721 units shipped over the same period last year.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 36,464 units for the month, an increase of 20% compared to last November’s towable RV shipment total. Year-to-date totals for towable RVs are 18.2% to 410,431 units.

November motorhome shipments are up 16.5% to 4,987 units over last year, paced by solid gains in all motorhome types.  Year-to-date motorhome shipments have reached 57,952 units on 14.6% growth over the 50,566 units shipped during the same period last year.

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Park Model Shipments Edge Up 3.5% For October

November 29, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported that shipments of park model RVs edged up 3.5% in October compared to the previous year. For the month, 329 units were shipped to dealers’ lots versus 318 in 2016. Year-to-date, the park model segment grew 10.9% with 3,530 units shipped compared with 1,634 a year ago.

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RVIA: Oct. Shipments Post Highest Total For Year

November 28, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) October survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 48,926, an increase of 26.2% from the 38,765 units shipped last October. October 2017 shipments is the best October on comparable record, and is currently the highest monthly shipment total for 2017.

RV wholesale shipments have reached 426,932 through ten months of 2017, up 17.6% compared to the 363,051 units shipped over the same period last year.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 43,294 units for the month, an increase of 27% compared to last October’s towable RV shipment total.  Year-to-date totals for towable RV are 18.1% to 373,967 units.

October motorhome shipments are up 20.2% to 5,632 units over last year, paced by solid gains in all motorhome types.  Year-to-date motorhome shipments have reached 52,965 units on 14.4% growth over the 46,285 units shipped during the same period last year.

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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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