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February factory-to-dealer shipments of all categories of motorhomes and towable RVs increased by 19.6% over February 2003 volume, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association reported today (April 13).
Towable shipments increased 17.3% with most of the growth coming in fifth-wheels and the small truck-camper category.
In the case of motorhomes, shipments expanded by 28.9% with the growth coming in Class A’s and Class C’s.
Here is how the various product categories performedr:
Travel-trailer shipments increased 9.5% in February to 11,500 units. Travel-trailer shipments were up 9.3% to 23,600 units in the first two months.
Fifth-wheel shipments skyrocketed 42.6% in February to 6,700 units. Fifth-wheel shipments were up 24.3% to 12,800 units in the first two months.
Folding-camper deliveries were flat in February at 2,600 units, the same number shipped a year earlier. Folding-camper shipments were down 8.6% to 5,300 units in the first two months.
Truck camper shipments increased 28.6% in February to 900 units. Truck camper deliveries were up 7.1% to 1,500 units in the first two months.
Class A motorhome shipments climbed 23.3% in February to 3,700 units. Class A deliveries were up 19.7% to 7,300 units in the first two months.
Class B motorhome deliveries were flat in February at 200 units, the same number shipped a year earlier. Class B shipments were level at 400 units in the first two months, the same number delivered in the same period a year earlier.
Class C motorhome shipments increased 46.2% in February to 1,900 units. Class C deliveries were up 30.8% to 3,400 units in the first two months.