The RV Industry Association's April survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 40,243 wholesale shipments, a decrease of (-15.2%) from the 47,442 units shipped last April.
Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 35,718 units for the month, a decrease of (-13.7%) compared to last April’s total of 41,411 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 4,525 units, down (-25.0%) compared to the April 2018 total of 6,031 units.
Through April, RV shipments have reached 140,219 units, down (-24.0%) from the 184,528 units at this point last year.
Park Model RVs finished the month up 21.7% compared to last April with 449 shipments to retailers.
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Wholesale RV Shipments
|April 2018||April 2019||YOY Last Year||Cum. 2018||Cum. 2019||YOY To Date|
|Travel Trailers (ALL)||31,464||27,815||-11.6%||123,894||94,548||-23.7%|
|Travel Trailers - 5th Wheel||8,559||6,865||-19.8%||33,079||24,863||-24.8%|
|Folding Camping Trailers||1,040||788||-24.2%||2,764||2,652||-4.1%|
|All Towable RVs||41,411||35,718||-13.7%||161,004||122,971||-23.6%|
|Conventional (Type A)||2,020||1,538||-23.9%||8,525||6,309||-26%|
|Van Campers (Type B)||562||261||-53.6%||1,868||1,103||-41%|
|Mini (Type C)||3,449||2,726||-21%||13,131||9,836||-25.1%|
|Total RV Shipments||47,442||40,243||-15.2%||184,528||140,219||-24%|
Total Shipments Monthly vs. Last Year
Park Model RV Shipments
|April 2018||April 2019||YOY Last Year||Cum 2018||Cum 2019||YOY To Date|
|Park Model RVs||369||449||21.7%||1,470||1,560||6.1%|