RV wholesale shipments were reported at 13,500 units in July this year, off 14.0% from last month and off 21.1% from this same month one year ago, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported.
Shipments had been improving steadily since the beginning of the year, and on a seasonally adjusted basis July’s total represented an annual rate of 171,000 units, the highest level since October last year.
July’s total was the smallest percentage decline in month-over-month comparisons since April 2008. Towable RVs were off 18.7%, while motorhomes were behind this month last year by 43.8%. Year-to-date, totals of 86,200 units were behind the first seven months last year by 52% through July.
By product segment, shipments were as follows:
- Travel trailers, 8,500.
- Fifth-wheels, 2,700.
- Folding camping trailers, 1,300.
- Truck campers, 100.
- Total towables, 12,600.
- Class A motorhomes, 400.
- Class B motorhomes, 100.
- Class C motorhomes, 400.
- Total motorized, 900.