Summary

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

Towables

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%
Truck Campers 274 394 43.8% 1,024 1,661 62.2%
All Towable RVs 39,690 39,714 0.1% 181,404 200,718 10.6%
Motorhomes
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%
All Motorhomes 6,163 5,356 -13.1% 27,610 28,880 4.6%
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%

Monthly Shipments