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Shipments of all major RV product categories soared higher in July, when compared with July 2001, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
Here is an outline of the number of units delivered from the manufacturers to their dealers in July:
• Class A motorhome shipments climbed 50% higher in July to 3,000 units, compared with 2,000 units a year earlier. After the first seven months of this year, Class A deliveries were up 18.8% to 22,700 units.
• Class C motorhome deliveries soared 75% higher in July to 1,400 units, compared with 800 units a year earlier. After the first seven months of this year, Class C shipments were up 31% to 11,000 units.
• Conventional and hybrid travel trailer shipments increased 29.8% in July to 12,200 units, compared with 9,400 units a year earlier. After the first seven months of this year, travel trailer deliveries were up 18.7% to 77,600 units.
• Fifth-wheel deliveries increased 36.6% in July to 5,600 units, compared with 4,100 units shipped a year earlier. After the first seven months of this year, fifth-wheel shipments were up 15.9% to 38,000 units.
• Folding camper shipments climbed 18.4% higher in July to 4,500 units, compared with 3,800 units delivered a year earlier. After the first seven months of this year, folding camper shipments were up 8.1% to 29,300 units.
Class B motorhomes and truck campers were the only product categories not participating in the growth during July, the RVIA reported.
Class B motorhome shipments were level at 200 units in July, the same number that was delivered to dealers during July 2001. However, after the first seven months of this year, Class B shipments still were up 13.3% to 1,700 units.
Meanwhile, truck camper shipments declined 11.1% in July to 800 units and they were down 1.6% during the first seven months of this year to 6,200 units.