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RV Shipment Post Best August Since 1977

RV wholesale shipments to retailers tracked by RVIA rebounded strongly in August after a lower-than-expected July report.  Monthly shipment totals for August were 35,946 units, a rise of 26.8% over last month and 31.5% ahead of August 2015.  This was the largest August total since 1977.

Year-to-date totals have reached 290,582 units, an increase of 13% over the 257,089 units shipped during the same eight-month period last year.  Motorhomes posted that strongest percentage growth (16.8%) with 37,128 units shipped.  The towable category boasts the larger volume increase with shipments reaching 253,454 units on 12.5% growth.

RVIA’s outlook for the RV market projects that RV shipments will end the year above 405,000 units and increase again in 2017 to 411,000 units.

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

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