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RV Shipments Continue Robust Performance

RV wholesale shipments to retailers tracked by RVIA continued to post strong gains with shipments rising to 334,408 units through August, a gain of 15.1% over the 290,582 units shipped through the first eight months of 2016.

The monthly total for August shipments was 15.3% higher than the same month last year at 45,031 units with each product category showing growth.  It also marked the best August for shipment total on comparable record.

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 August; paced by strong gains in each motorhome product 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 period last year.

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


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