Shipments of all types of RVs were down sharply again in February, according to data gathered by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

The steep declines come as no surprise because shipments volume was exceptionally strong during the first quarter of 2000.

The motorhome sector continues to feel the greatest impact from the current market slowdown. Shipments of Class A motorhomes from manufacturers to dealers were down 29.7% in February to 2,600 units. After the first two months of this year, Class A shipments were down 39% to 5,000 units.

Meanwhile, Class C motorhome deliveries declined 33.3% in February to 1,000 units and Class C shipments were down 32.1% during the first two months of this year to 1,900 units.

In the towable sector, travel trailer deliveries declined 25% in February to 7,200 units. After the first two months of this year, travel trailer deliveries were down 25.6% to 14,800 units.

Fifth-wheel shipments declined 21.4% in February to 4,400 units and were down 23.6% after the first two months of this year to 8,400 units.

Folding camper shipments were down 15.9% in February to 3,700 units and shipments were down 16.5% after the first two months of this year to 7,100 units.