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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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RVIA: October Shipments Even Versus 2009’s

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

RV wholesale shipments to retailers were reported at 16,600 units in the October survey of manufacturers, the same total for this month as one year ago, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported.

While towable RVs were slightly less for the month, motorhome totals gained ground. On a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis, shipments in October were at 214,700 units, up slightly from the month before.

Year-to-date, total shipments in 2010 rose to 210,600 units, up 52.4% from this same 10-month period last year. Towable RVs unit have improved 48% through October, while motorhome totals have risen 108.7% on smaller volumes. So far this year, Class A motorhomes have risen most rapidly, climbing to 11,100 units, nearly double what they were for all of 2009.

By product segment, shipments in October, compard with October 2009 were as follows:

  • Travel trailers, 9,600, off 2%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 4,000, off 4.8%.
  • Folding camping trailers, 700, off 22.2%.
  • Truck campers, 300, up 50%.
  • Class A motorhomes, 1,100, up 37.5%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 200, up 100%.
  • Class C motorhomes, 700, up 16.7%.

Year-to-date, shipments, compared to 2009 were as follows:

  • Travel trailers, 126,300, up 48.9%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 47,500, up 57.8%.
  • Folding camping trailers, 12,600, up 14.5%.
  • Truck campers, 2,500, up 47.1%.
  • Class A motorhomes, 11,100, up 146.7%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 1,400, up 40%.
  • Class C motorhomes, 9,200, up 87.8%.

A table provided by the RVIA follows:

2010 Worksheets.xls

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RVIA: September Wholesale Shipments Off 4%

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs were reported at 16,700 units in the September monthly survey of manufacturers, 4% less than this same month last year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has reported.

This was the first month in over a year that was less than the same month a year earlier and marked only the third time this year that monthly shipment totals were under 20,000 units.

September shipments of all towable RV were off 8.7% from one year ago, while motorhome shipments continued to grow, rising 53.8% above totals for this month last year.

Year-to-date, 194,000 units have been shipped to retailers, an improvement of 59.4% compared to this same period last year. Towables have produced the greatest unit gains this year (54.9%), while motorhomes have risen by a larger percentage (114.1%).

September shipments by product segment and comparison to September 2009 were as follows:

  • Travel trailers,9,500, down 15.9%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 4,300, up 16.2%.
  • Folding camping trailers, 700, down 22.2%.
  • Truck campers, 200, flat.
  • Class A motorhomes, 1,200, up 100%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 100, down 50%.
  • Class C motorhomes, 700, up 40%.

Meanwhile,  year-to-date shipments by product segment were as follows:

  • Travel trailers, 116,700, up 55.6%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 43,500, up 68%.
  • Folding camping trailers, 11,900, up 17.8%.
  • Truck campers, 2,200, up 46.7%.
  • Class A motorhomes, 10,000, up 170.3%.
  • Class M motorhomes, 1,200, flat.
  • Class C motorhomes, 8,500, up 97.7%.

For a complete look at the data see the chart below.

Sep2010Shipments

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RVIA: August Wholesale Shipments Rise 20.8%

September 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

RV wholesale shipments to retailers totaled 21,500 units in August, an increase of 8.6% over last month and 20.8% greater than August one year ago, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has reported.

Although this was a small gain in monthly shipments this August, it was the 13th consecutive monthly increase in RV shipments dating back to July 2009. On a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis, shipments in August this year represented a total of 250,000 units.

Year-to-date, RV shipments have now reached 177,300 units, more than 70% ahead of this same month last year. While all RV product categories have benefited from the growth in 2010, towable RVs continue to gain more units while motorhome totals have increased by the greatest percentage gain.

Towable shipments totaled 19,200 units, up 15% from August 2009, while motorized shipments totaled 2,300 units, up 109.1%.

By segment, the shipments for August, followed by their comparison to August 2009 were:

  • Travel trailers, 13,100, up 18%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 5,100, an increase of 21.4%.
  • Folding camping trailers, 700, down 41.7%.
  • Truck campers, 300, up 50%.
  • Class A motorhomes, 1,300, up 160%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 100, flat.
  • Class C motorhomes, 900, up 80%.

Year-to-date by segment:

  • Travel trailers, 101,200, up 68.3%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 39,200, an increase up 76.6%.
  • Folding camping trailers, 11,200, up 21.7%.
  • Truck campers, 2,000, an increase of 53.8%.
  • Class A motorhomes, 8,800, up 183.9%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 1,100, an increase of 83.3%.
  • Class C motorhomes, 7,800, up 105.3%.

See the chart below.2010 Worksheets.xls

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RVIA: July Shipments Increase 47% Vs. 2009

August 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Total shipments monthly, 2009 vs. 2010

Total shipments monthly, 2009 vs. 2010

Although July shipments slowed from June, wholesale RV shipments in 2010 continued to outpace last season’s lackluster performance, according to a release issued today (Aug. 26) by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). For the month of July, manufacturers reported shipments of 19,800 units, an increase of 46.7% from the same month a year ago. The deliveries represent an annualized total of more than 256,000 units, the third-highest seasonally adjusted total this year.

According to the release, however, the monthly shipments were down 26.9% from June’s tally, but “it is typical of shipments to begin a slow decline from yearly peaks during late summer and early fall as model change-over affects dealer purchases.”

Towable RVs continued to pace deliveries, comprising more than 90% of July shipments, although motorhomes recorded the greatest percentage gains compared to 2009. Led by travel trailers, 17,900 towables were shipped in July while 1,900 motorized units were delivered. Of all segments, only folding camping trailers posted a decline for July compared to the same month in ’09, while Class B motorized shipments held steady.

Year-to-date, shipments have reached 155,800 units through July, up nearly 81% from the same period one year ago. Towable deliveries are up 76% for the year, with motorized enjoying a 137% increase.

• Travel Trailers — 12,600 (+48%); 2010 total: 94,100 (+79% YTD)
• Fifth-Wheels — 4,000 (+48%); 2010 total: 34,100 (+89%)
• Folding Camping Trailers — 1,100 (-15%); 2010 total: 10,500 (+31%)
• Truck Campers — 200 (+100%); 2010 total: 1,700 (+54%)

• Class A — 1,000 (+150%); 2010 total: 7,500 (+188%)
• Class B — 100 (0%); 2010 total: 1,000 (+67%)
• Class C — 800 (+100%); 2010 total: 6,900 (+109%)

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RVIA Reports June Shipments Up 72.6%

July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

RVIA logo Deliveries to retailers of all RVs climbed to their highest level in more than two years as June shipments reached 27,000  units, 10% greater than May and 72.6% greater than June last year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry  Association (RVIA)  reported today (July 26).

This marked the 10th consecutive month where shipments were greater than the same month one year earlier, and the June totals presented an annualized rate of more than 285,000 units, RVIA noted.

Towable RV shipments increased 67.3% over June last year as travel trailers improved 65.3%, while fifth-wheel trailers nearly doubled. Conventional Class A motorhomes tripled in June helping to raise all motorhome totals to 2,500 units in the month and raised year-to-date totals to 13,500 units, which is slightly better than all of 2009.

All categories rose in June over June 2009 and are well ahead of the 2009 pace. In particular:

  • Travel trailer shipments totaled 16,700, up 65.3%.
  • Fifth-wheel shipments totaled 5,900, up 90.3%.
  • Folding camping trailer shipments totaled 1,700, up 30.8%.
  • Truck camper shipments totaled 300, up 50%.

In the motorized sector:

  • Class A shipments totaled 1,200, up 200%.
  • Class B shipments totaled 200, up 100%.
  • Class C shipments totaled 1,100, up 120%.

For year-to-date:

  • Travel trailer shipments totaled 81,500, up 84.8%.
  • Fifth-wheel shipments totaled 30,100, up 96.7%.
  • Folding camping trailer shipments totaled 9,400, up 40.3%.
  • Truck camper shipments totaled 1,500, up 50%.
  • Class A shipments totaled 6,500, up 195.5%.
  • Class B shipments totaled 900, up 80%.
  • Class C shipments totaled 6,100, up 110.3%.

Year-to-date, towable shipments are up 82.6%, motorized shipments are up 141.1% and towable and motorized combined are up 87.1%.

For a complete look at the June shipments, see the table below.

2010 Worksheets.xls

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RVIA: May Wholesale Shipments Grew 83.5%

June 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Total wholesale shipments to retailers in May were reported at 24,400 units, up 83.5% over May 2009, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported today.

Overall, towable RVs continue to provide the greatest volume increase, while motorhome totals reflect the greatest percentage gains. On a seasonally adjusted basis, this month’s total shipments presented an annual rate of more than 262,500 units, an increase of 6% over last month.

Towable RV shipments totaled 21,700, while motorized shipments totaled 2,700.

By category, shipments were as follows:

  • Travel Trailers, 14,400, up 82.3%.
  • Fifth-wheels, 5,500, up 103.7%
  • Folding camping trailers, 1,600, up 23.1%.
  • Truck campers, 200, no change.
  • Class A motorhomes, 1,100, up 175%.
  • Class B motorhomes, 100, no change.
  • Class C motorhomes, 1,500, up 114.3%.

Year-to-date, total RV shipments have now reached 108,900 units through May this year, up 91.1% compared to this same period last year. All vehicle types have enjoyed growth in shipments this year with Class A motorhomes continuing to experience the greatest percentage increase, while conventional travel trailers have experienced the greatest unit increase.

The complete report follows below:2010 Worksheets.xls

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