The RV Industry Association’s May survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 45,070, a decrease of (-1.7%) from the 45,853 units shipped last May.
All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 39,714 units for the month, an increase of 0.1% compared to last May’s towable RV shipment total of 39,690.
May motorhome shipments ended the month with 5,356 shipments to retailers, down (-13.1%) compared to last May’s total of 6,163.
Year-to-date wholesale shipments are currently at 229,598 up 9.8% compared to this point last year. Towable RVs are up 10.6% to 200,718 units. Motorhome shipments are up 4.6% to 28,880 units.
Park Model RVs ended the month with 355 wholesale shipments, down (-6.3%) compared to last May. Year-to-date, Park Model RVs are down (-0.5%) compared to this point last year with 1,825 shipments.
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Wholesale RV Shipments
|MAY 2017||MAY 2018||YOY Last Year||Cum. 2017||Cum. 2018||YOY To Date|
|Travel Trailers (ALL)||30,268||30,555||0.9%||137,713||154,449||12.2%|
|Travel Trailers - 5th Wheel||8,398||8,059||-4.0%||38,767||41,138||6.1%|
|Folding Camping Trailers||750||706||-5.9%||3,900||3,470||-11.0%|
|All Towable RVs||39,690||39,714||0.1%||181,404||200,718||10.6%|
|Conventional (Type A)||2,288||2,041||-10.8%||9,829||10,566||7.5%|
|Van Campers (Type B)||659||574||-12.9%||2,365||2,442||3.3%|
|Mini (Type C)||3,216||2,741||-14.8%||15,416||15,872||3.0%|
|Total RV Shipments||45,853||45,070||-1.7%||209,014||229,598||9.8%|
Total Shipments Monthly vs. Last Year
Park Model RV Shipments
|May 2017||MAY 2018||YOY Last Year||Cum. 2017||Cum. 2018||YOY To Date|
|Park Model RVs||379||355||-6.3%||1,835||1,825||-0.5%|