For the first time in three years, total shipments of motorized and towable RVs were lower in April than they were a year earlier, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

Total shipments were down 6% in April to 32,200 units, compared with 34,300 units shipped during April 1999.

Motorhome shipments were down 11% in April to 6,300 units and towables shipments were down 5% to 25,900 units.

Class A motorhome shipments were down 11% to 4,100 units and Class C deliveries declined 14% to 1,900 units.

Among towables, travel trailers were down 1% in April to 12,300 units while fifth wheels were flat at 6,500 units. Folding camper deliveries declined 16% in April to 5,900 units and truck campers were down 8% to 1,200 units.

However, after the first four months of this year, total shipments were up 5% to 118,500 units. Motorhomes were essentially flat at 25,000 units and towables were up 6% to 93,500 units.