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RV Shipments Continue Torrid Pace

 RV wholesale shipments to retailers tracked by RVIA continued their ascent through July with year-to-date shipments reaching 201,130 units, a 13.1% gain over the177,845 units shipped through the same time period last year.

Motorhome shipments have shown the largest percentage gain, rising 35% to 22,322 units through July 2013 compared to 16,531 units though July 2012. Type C motorhomes have increased 42.5% to 10,399 units; type A motorhomes have grown by 33.3% to 10,647 units; and type B motorhomes have edged up by 2.6% to 1,276 units.

Towable RV shipments are up 13.1% to 201,130 units through July. Conventional travel trailers are up 13% to 124,799 units; fifth wheel travel trailers have risen by 8% to 3,964 units; and truck campers have jumped 5.1% to 2,196 units. Folding camping trailers are off slightly (-2.8%) to 7,849 units.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, wholesale shipments in July were at an annualized rate of more than 339,000 units, nearly 12% greater than the previous month and ahead of this same month last year by more than 14%.  For the month, July shipments totaled 26,212 units, an increase of 14.7% ahead of this same month one year ago.

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


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