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Wholesale shipments of all RVs improved 8.5% in the March survey of manufacturers this year to 36,535 units, the best March totals since 2007, according to a release by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

Overall, shipment totals were very strong, with towables ahead 9.6%. Motorhomes were ahead slightly with totals for each vehicle category comparable to one year ago.

Year to date, first quarter shipments climbed to 97,074 units, 7.9% ahead of this same period last year. On a seasonally adjusted basis, 1st quarter shipments were running at an annualized rate of 387,000 units, 8% ahead of the pace witnessed this same period last year.

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