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Dealers continued ordering nearly all types of RVs at robust rates during May, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
The only exceptions were two small categories, truck campers and Class B motorhomes, where shipments declined when May of this year is compared with May 2001.
The largest increases during May were in shipments from factories to dealers of conventional and hybrid travel trailers, fifth-wheels and Class C motorhomes.
However, the increases in shipments of Class A motorhomes and folding campers in May weren’t shabby either.
Here are the details of the RVIA data:
Conventional and hybrid travel trailer shipments increased 23.5% in May to 12,100 units and deliveries during the first five months of this year, when compared with the same period a year-ago, were 14.9% higher at 53,200 units.
Fifth-wheel shipments increased 23.4% in May to 5,800 units and deliveries during the first five months of this year were up 12.6% to 26,900 units.
Folding camper shipments increased 18.4% in May to 4,500 units and deliveries during the first five months of this year were up 4.5% to 20,800 units.
Truck camper shipments declined 20% in May to 800 units and a total of 4,500 truck campers were delivered to dealers during the first five months of this year, the same number that was shipped during the first five months of 2001.
Class A motorhome shipments increased 14.8% in May to 3,100 units and deliveries during the first five months of this year were up 12.7% to 16,000 units.
Class B motorhome shipments declined 25% in May to 300 units, although deliveries during the first five months of this year were up 18.2% to 1,300 units.
Class C motorhome shipments climbed 28.6% higher in May to 1,800 units and deliveries during the first five months of this year were up 20.3% to 7,700 units.