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August YOY Shipments Dip 2.3%, Up From July

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

RV wholesale shipments of all RVs were measured at 21,000 units in RVIA’s August survey of member manufacturers, an increase of 16.7% over last month but off 2.3% from this same month one year ago.

The month-over-month improvement was largely centered in conventional travel trailers with smaller gains recorded in fifth-wheel trailers and Class A motorhomes. On a seasonally adjusted basis, shipments this August were at an annualized rate of 246,000 units, an 8% gain over the previous month.

Year-to-date, RV shipments have now climbed to 183,000 units this year, ahead by 3.2% over this same period last year. While all RV product categories except folding camping trailers have grown this year, all towable RVs continue to gain more units while all motorhome totals have enjoyed a slightly greater percentage improvement.

 

 

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July Shipments Fall 9%, Shaky Economy a Factor

August 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) most recent survey of manufacturers shows that RV wholesale shipments slowed in July with total shipments down 9.1% from July 2010 totals and off 32.6% from last month. While July is usually lower for shipments than June, due largely to the ending of the summer season and effects of model year change-over, shipments in July this year were also impacted by concerns for a slowing economy and uncertainty of future government policies, according to RVIA. Year-to-date, RV shipments are running 4% ahead of the same time last year (162,000 units through July 2011 as compared to 155,800 units through July 2010).

 

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June Shipments Flat, YOY Totals Increase 5.9%

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs were reported at 26,700 units in the June survey of manufacturers, off 3% from last month, and down 1.5% from the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, June’s annualized total was nearly 268,000 units, the second best all year.

Year to date, shipments of total RVs have risen 5.9%, from 136,000 in the first half of 2010 to 144,000 units in the first six months this year. Towables reported the greatest number of units shipped with motorhomes improving by the largest percentage gain.

See chart below for June totals in each category.

 

 

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Year-Over-Year May Shipments Jump 13.1%

June 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported that wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs were reported at 27,600 units May, up 12.2% over last month and up 13.1% over this same month last year.

Towable RVs provided the improvements while motorhomes held even with year-ago totals. Seasonally adjusted, May’s total represented an annualized rate of nearly 285,000 units, a 17% increase over last month and the highest rate so far this year.

Through May, total RV shipments for 2011 reached 117,300 units, up 7.7% compared to this same period last year.

See chart below for May totals in each category.

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RVIA: April Shipments Equal to 2010 Totals

May 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Wholesale shipments of 24,600 units to retailers were reported by manufacturers in the April 2011 Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) monthly survey, the same total for April the year prior.

RVIA reported that on a seasonally adjusted basis, shipments in April were at an annual rate of 242,100 units, 6.3% lower than the previous month. Towable RVs were slightly lower than April last year while motorhomes were slightly higher.

Year to date, shipments of all RVs through April were at 89,700 units, up 6.2% overall. Each product type reported shipment totals above this period last year except folding camping trailers.

See chart below for April totals in each category.

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RVIA: March Wholesale Shipments Rose 14.6%

April 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

RVIA logo Wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs totaled 27,500 units in the March 2011 survey of manufacturers, 38.8% greater  than last month and 14.6% greater than this same month last year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA)  has reported.

Improvements were reported in all vehicle categories, except folding camping trailers, with conventional travel trailers showing the largest units gains while truck campers had the greatest percentage gain.

Year to date, total RV shipments in the first quarter of 2011 rose to 65,100 units, a gain of 8.7% over the same period last year. On a seasonally adjusted basis, shipments in March this year were at an annualized rate of more than 258,000 units, a 13.5% improvement over February’s rate.

For towables, the March shipments compared to March 2010 shipments were as follows:

  • Travel trailers, 17,100, up 17.9%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 5,800, 11.5% increase.
  • Folding camping trailers, 1,400, down 26.3%.
  • Truck campers, 400, up 100%.
  • Class A motorhomes, 1,400, up 16.7%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 100, flat.
  • Class C motorhomes, 1,300, up 44.44%.

Year-to-date, shipments, compared to the first quarter of 2010 were as follows:

  • Travel trailers, 39,300, up 9.2%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 14,900, up 12%.
  • Folding cmaping trailers, 3,300, down 21.4%.
  • Truck campers, 700, flat.
  • Class A motorhomes, 3,600, up 16.1%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 400, flat.
  • Class C motorhomes, 2,900, up 31.8%.

The entire RVIA shipment table follows:

2011 Worksheets.xls

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RVIA: Feb. Wholesale RV Shipments Off 1.5%

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

February wholesale shipment report

February wholesale shipment report

Wholesale shipments to dealers of all RVs were reported at 19,800 units in February’s survey of manufacturers, down 1.5% from February 2010, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has reported.

Towable shipments totaled 17,700, down 2.2% from a year ago, while motorized shipments totaled 2,100, up 5% from a year ago.

For the first two months of 2011, shipments of all RVs were 37,600 units, a gain of 4.7% compared to the first two months last year.  Towable shipments totaled 33,500, up 3.4% from the 2010 pace, while motorized shipments totaled  4,100, up 17.1%.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, all RV shipments in February this year were at an annualized rate of 227,600 units, up slightly from last month.

By segment, February shipments, followed by percentage change from February 2010, were as follows:

  • Travel trailers, 11,800, off 1.7%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 4,800, up 4.3%.
  • Folding camping trailers, 1,000, down 16.7%.
  • Truck campers, 100, down 66.7%.
  • Class A motorhomes, 1,100, up 10%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 200, flat.
  • Class C motorhomes, 800, flat.

For the first two months of 2011, shipments, followed by percentage changes from 2010, were as follows:

  • Travel trailers, 22,200, up 3.3%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 9,100, up 12.3%.
  • Folding camping trailers, 1,900, down 17.4%.
  • Truck campers, 300, down 40%.
  • Class A motorhomes, 2,200, up 15.8%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 300, flat.
  • Class C motorhomes, 1,600, up 23.1%.

Se chart below for complete data.2011 Worksheets.xls

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RVIA: ‘Healthy’ Start for 2011 RV Shipments

March 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

RVIA logoRV shipments from manufacturers to dealers rose to 17,800 in January, up a healthy 12.7% from the January 2010 total of 15,800 in the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) latest survey of RV manufacturers tracking wholesale shipments.

Both motorhome and towable categories showed increases from their January totals last year. Manufacturers reported 2,000 motorhomes being shipped to dealers in January 2011, up 33.3% from the 1,500 shipments reported in 2010. Shipments of towables reached 15,800, a 10.5% increase from the 14,300 shipped in January 2010.

By segment shipments were as follows with comparisons to January 2010:

  • Travel trailers, 10,400, up 9.5%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 4,300, up 22.9%.
  • Folding camping trailers, 900, don 18.2%.
  • Truck campers, 200, flat.
  • Class A motorhomes, 1,100, up 22.2%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 100, flat.
  • Class C motorhomes, 800, up 60%.

2011 Worksheets.xls

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RVIA: ’10 Shipments Total 242,300, Up 45.6%

January 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Buoyed by a surprisingly strong December, wholesale shipments to RV retailers soared to close the 2010 year at 242,300 units, up 45.6% over 2009 and the highest annual totals for RV shipments in the past three years.

Underscoring an improved level of dealer confidence, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported today (Jan. 26) that total wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs increased to 18,300 units in RVIA’s December 2010 survey of manufacturers.

The total was 36.5% greater than last month and 30.7% greater than this same month last year.

Shipments of all towable RVs were at 16,400 units in December 2010, up 32.3% over the final month the previous year, while motorhome shipments totaled 1,900 units, a gain of 18.8% over December 2009.  Seasonally adjusted, the December total represents an annualized rate of more than 295,000 units, the best monthly showing since April 2008.

No towable or motorized segment reported a shipment decrease compared to the previous year, although Class B coaches remained level for the month-to-month comparison and was the only segment to show a decline in year-to-date deliveries.

Shipments by segment were as follows:

  • Travel trailers: 10,400, up 23.8% for the month, and 42.3% for the year (144,500).
  • Fifth-wheel trailers: 4,100, up 24.2% for the month, and 48.6% for the year (54,700).
  • Folding camping trailers: 1,600, up 166.7% for the month, and 22% for the year (15,000).
  • Truck campers: 300, up 200% for the month, and 52.6% for the year (2,900).
  • Class A motorhomes: 1,100, up 22.2% for the month, and 122% for the year (13,100).
  • Class B motorhomes: 100, level for the month, and down 15.8% for the year (1,600).
  • Class C motorhomes: 700, up 16.7% for the month, and 72.1% for the year (10,500).
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Wholesale Shipments Dip 2.2% in November

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Wholesale shipments to retailers in November totaled 13,400 units down 2.2% from this same month last year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Associaiton (RVIA) has reported.

On a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis, November’s total represented shipments of more than 216,600 units, a slight improvement over the previous month.

Towable shipments were down 5.6% from this month one year ago, but motorhome totals rose 33.3%  on the strength of greater Class A motorhome shipments. Year-to-date, all RV shipments to retailers have now reached 224,000 units for the year, up 47.7% from this period last year.

Shipments appear to be on track to approximate the latest 2010 forecast by Richard Curtin. He projects shipments for all of 2010 to reach 236,700.

Among the towables, folding camping trailers notched the only shipment increase compared to the previous year.

Shipments by segment were as follows:

  • Travel trailers, 7,800, down 6%.
  • Fifth-wheel trailers, 3,100, off 8.8%.
  • Folding camping trailers, 800, up 14.5%.
  • Truck campers, 100, no change.
  • Class A motorhomes, 900, up 80%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 100, no change.
  • Class C motorhomes, 1,600, no change.

Year-to-date,  towable shipments are ahead of the 2009 pace by 43.3%, while motorhome shipments are ahead by 100.9%. All segments showed year-to-date increases:

  • Travel trailers, 134,100, up 44%.
  • Fifth-wheel trailers, 50,600, up 51%.
  • Folding camping trailers, 13,400, up 14.5%.
  • Truck campers, 2,600, up 44.4%.
  • Class A motorhomes, 12,00, up 140%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 1,500, up 36.4%.
  • Class C motorhomes, 9,800, up 78.2%.

2010 Worksheets.xls

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