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RV Shipments Track Upward in July

Shipments to retailers of all RVs continued their unrelenting gains through July with manufacturers reporting to RVIA total wholesale shipments of 220,042 units, a gain of 9.4% over this same period last year.

On a monthly basis, July shipments totaled 27,977 units, a 6.7% increase over the same month last year.  This marks the 31st consecutive month where RV shipments were greater than the corresponding month one year earlier. 

Towable RV shipments, representing 88% of all RVs manufactured, led the way in volume with shipments reaching 193,513 units through July, an 8.2% gain over the 178,808 units shipped during the same time frame in 2013. Conventional travel trailers remained the largest volume category reaching 137,405 units on 10.1% growth. Fifth wheels are up 7.8% to 47,392 units.

Meanwhile, all motorhome ship­ments, accounting for 12% of the RV market, showed the largest percentage gain with the market segment up 18.8% to 26,529 units compared to 22,322 units last year at the same point. Type A motorhome shipments have climbed 21.2% to 12,909 units; type B motorhomes are up 42.6% to 1,819 units; and type C motorhomes have reached 11,801 units on 13.5% growth.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, wholesale shipments in July were at an annualized rate of more than 350,000 units, nearly 9% greater than the previous month and ahead of this same month last year by 6.8%. 

For more information on RV market statistics and research, visit the“Market Data and Trends” section of www.rvia.org

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