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The wholesale market for RVs was healthy during February, when compared with February 2001, according to data gathered by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
The number of all types of RVs shipped from manufacturers to dealers during February — and during the first two months of this year — were higher in all cases except for folding campers, the RVIA reported.
Folding camper shipments declined 2.7% in February to 3,600 units and folding camper deliveries were down 1.4% after the first two months of this year to 7,000 units.
Meanwhile, among the major product categories, conventional and hybrid travel trailers were the most in demand by dealers in February. Travel trailer shipments soared 20.8% higher in February to 8,700 units and they were up 13.5% after the first two months of this year to 16,800 units.
The demand for fifth-wheels also was solid, increasing 13.6% in February to 5,000 units. After the first two months of this year, fifth-wheel deliveries were up 14.3% to 9,600 units.
Also, truck camper shipments climbed 33.3% higher in February to 800 units and truck camper deliveries were up 23.1% after the first two months of this year to 1,600 units.
In the motorhome sector, shipments of Class A’s increased 7.7% in February to 2,800 units. After the first two months of this year, Class A deliveries were up 14% to 5,700 units.
Meanwhile, Class C motorhome shipments were up 20% in February to 1,200 units and they climbed 26.3% higher during the first two months of this year to 2,400 units.
Shipments of Class B motorhomes doubled during February to 200 units and Class B deliveries were up 66.7% after the first two months of this year to 500 units.