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November RV Shipments Hit Six-Year High

RV wholesale shipments reached their highest level in six years, growing 12.2% to 299,451 units in year-to-date shipments through November, according to RVIA’s monthly survey of RV manufacturers.

Cumulative annual towable RV shipments totaled 264,019 units, a 9.7% gain over the 240,734 total reported through November last year. Travel trailers have gained 11.7% to 184,473 units; fifth wheel travel trailers have increased 6.5% to 65,773 units; truck camper shipments are up 2.8% to 3,294 units; and, folding camping trailers are off 0.9% to 10,479 units.

Meanwhile, motorhome shipments have also enjoyed strong gains rising 36% to 35,432 units. Type A motorhomes are up 30.2% to 17,439 units; type B motorhomes have risen by 3.4% to 2,034 units; and, type C motorhomes climbed 49.2% to 15,959 units.

Seasonally adjusted, November’s totals reached an annualized rate of more than 366,500 units, second only to last month’s 390,000 unit performance so far in 2013.

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

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