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After a pause during March, shipments of all categories of RVs, except truck campers, were up sharply in April, according to data gathered by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
In March, shipments of Class A motorhomes and conventional and hybrid travel trailers were up, but all other categories were down or flat when compared with March 2001.
But in April, deliveries of all categories were up, except for truck campers, which were flat when compared with April 2001.
During April of this year, 1,100 truck campers were delivered from factories to dealers, the same amount as in April 2001. But after the first four months of this year, truck camper shipments were up 5.7% to 3,700 units.
Here is how the other product categories performed:
– Class A’s were up 13.3% in April to 3,400 units, and, after the first four months of this year, Class A’s were up 12.2% to 12,900 units.
– Conventional and hybrid travel trailers were up 20.7% in April to 13,400 units and they were up 12.6% after the first four months of this year to 41,100 units.
– Fifth-wheels were up 15.4% in April to 6,000 units and they were up 9.9% after the first four months of this year to 21,100 units.
– Folding campers were up 8.7% in April to 5,000 units and they were up 1.2% after the first two months of this year to 16,300 units.
– Class C motorhomes were up 25% in April to 2,000 units and they were up 18% after the first four months of this year to 5,900 units.
– Class B motorhomes were up 50% in April to 300 units and they were up 42.9% after the first four months of this year to 1,000 units.