The RV Industry Association's May survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 39,724 wholesale shipments, a decrease of (-14.2%) from the 46,322 units shipped last May.
Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 34,838 units for the month, a decrease of (-15%) compared to last May’s total of 40,966 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 4,886 units, down (-8.8%) compared to the May 2018 total of 5,356 units.
Through May, RV shipments have reached 179,943 units, down (-22.1%) from the 230,850 units at this point last year.
Park Model RVs finished the month up 15.5% compared to last May with 410 shipments to retailers.
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Wholesale RV Shipments
|May 2018||May 2019||YOY Last Year||Cum. 2018||Cum. 2019||YOY To Date|
|Travel Trailers (ALL)||31,807||26,326||-17.2%||155,701||120,874||-22.4%|
|Travel Trailers - 5th Wheel||8,059||7,505||-6.9%||41,138||32,368||-21.3%|
|Folding Camping Trailers||706||717||1.6%||3,470||3,369||-2.9%|
|All Towable RVs||40,966||34,838||-15%||201,970||157,809||-21.9%|
|Conventional (Type A)||2,041||1,584||-22.4%||10,566||7,893||-25.3%|
|Van Campers (Type B)||574||421||-26.7%||2,442||1,524||-37.6%|
|Mini (Type C)||2,741||2,881||5.1%||15,872||12,717||-19.9%|
|Total RV Shipments||46,322||39,724||-14.2%||230,850||179,943||-22.1%|
Total Shipments Monthly vs. Last Year
Park Model RV Shipments
|May 2018||May 2019||YOY Last Year||Cum. 2018||Cum 2019||YOY To Date|
|Park Model RVs||355||410||15.5%||1,825||1,970||7.9%|