August wholesale shipments to retailers continued to cruise along, rising 5.8% above this same month last year to 26,441 units. As with recent months, towable RVs reflected the largest unit gains while motorhomes grew by the largest percentage gain. Motorhomes represented 15% of all shipments in the month of August this year the highest percentage of motorhome shipments in any single month since December of 2007.
Year to date, RV shipments through August have reached 246,483 units, representing an annualized rate of 350,000 units. All RV product categories except folding camping trailers and truck campers have improved this year, with conventional travel trailers growing by the most units while Class B motorhomes have grown by the largest percentage.