RV Shipments Continue to Rise through 2018

RV wholesale shipments are expected to reach 539,900 units by the end of 2018, a 7 percent increase from the 504,599 units shipped in 2017, according to the new quarterly projection from Dr. Richard Curtin in the RV Industry Association’s spring issue of the RV RoadSigns forecasting newsletter.

This anticipated growth would mark the ninth consecutive year of expansion for the RV market, eclipsing the previous record of five years set from 2002-2006.

“The favorable RV outlook is based on expected growth in employment, wages and after-tax incomes,” said R. Richard Curtin, Director of Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan who has conducted RV market research since 1979.

Towable RV shipments are projected to rise to 472,000 in 2018. Motorhome shipments will also see gains, growing to 67,900 units in 2018.

The positive outlook is also a reflection of the strong performance of the RV industry through the last half of 2017.

View the full quarterly forecast publication, Road Signs.

RV Road Signs Quarterly Report

View the latest quarterly report and forecasts on the RV industry in Road Signs. Research is generated on behalf of the RV Industry Association by Dr. Richard Curtin, Director of the Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan. He has been researching the RV market since 1979 and uses data collected by the RV Industry Association to forecast popular trends, sales projections and anticipated growth. 

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