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Shipments of recreational vehicles from manufacturers to dealers increased 5.3% during March, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

During the first quarter of this year, wholesale shipments were up 9.5%, according to the RVIA, the trade association representing RV manufacturers.

Shipments of towables were higher in March while deliveries of motorhomes were flat, the RVIA reported.

Towables shipments were up 6.5% in March to 26,400 units and towables shipments increased 10.8% during the first quarter to 67,600 units.

Fifth-wheel shipments were up 15.1% in March to 6,100 units and fifth-wheels were up 22.1% during the first quarter to 17,100 units.

Travel trailer deliveries increased 10.2% in February to 13,000 units and travel trailers were up 15% during the first quarter to 32,900 units.

However, folding camper shipments declined 4.7% in March to 6,100 units and were down 6.4% during the first quarter to 14,600 units.

Meanwhile, Class A and Class C motorhome shipments were flat in March. There were 4,800 Class A’s and 1,900 Class C’s shipped during March, the same as the year-before.

During the first quarter of this year, Class A shipments were up 3.2% to 13,000 units and Class C’s were up 6.8% to 4,700 units.