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Factory-to-dealer shipments of towable RVs continued at a robust pace during August, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), which gathers wholesale market data from its members.
Meanwhile, wholesale deliveries of Class A motorhomes increased at a modest rate while Class C motorhome shipments soared 45.5% higher in August, when compared with August 2001, the RVIA also reported.
Travel trailer shipments increased 34% in August to 13,000 units, the RVIA reported. After the first eight months of this year, travel trailer deliveries to dealers were up 20.6%, when compared with the same portion of 2001, to 90,600 units.
Here is how the other product categories fared:
• Fifth-wheel shipments increased 17.6% in August to 6,000 units. After the first eight moths of this year, fifth-wheels deliveries were up 16.1% to 44,000 units.
• Folding camper deliveries increased 15.2% in August to 3,800 units. After the first eight months of this year, folding camper shipments were up 8.9% to 33,100 units.
• Class A motorhome deliveries increased 3.2% in August to 3,200 units. After the first eight months of this year, Class A shipments were up 16.7% to 25,900 units.
• Class C motorhome shipments increased 45.5% in August to 1,600 units. After the first eight months of this year, Class C deliveries were up 32.6% to 12,600 units.
• Truck camper deliveries increased 12.5% in August to 900 units. After the first eight months of this year, truck camper shipments were even when compared to the same portion of last year at 7,100 units.
• Class B motorhome shipments declined 33.3% in August to 200 units. After the first eight months of this year, Class B deliveries were up 5.6% to 1,900 units.