Towable shipments were up while the motorized sector showed a decline for January, according to figures from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
Combined shipments were up 7.5% for the month to 28,800 units from last year’s 26,800 units.
With the exception of folding camping trailers, all towable categories showed gains compared to 2004.
Overall towable shipments for January increased 12.1% with 24,100 units delivered to dealers’ lots compared with 21,500 in 2004.
Total motorhome shipments were down 11.3% to 4,700 units versus 5,300 units delivered last year.
Other highlights from the report include:
* Travel trailer shipments improved 14.9% with 13,900 units delivered compared with 12,100 units in 2004.
* Fifth-wheels were up 11.5% to 6,800 units delivered versus 6,100 in 2004.
* Folddowns equaled last year’s output with 2,700 units shipped.
* Truck campers showed a 16.7% increase with 700 units delivered compared to 600 last year.
* Class A motorhome shipments were down 11.1% to 3,200 units versus 3,600 units in 2004.
* Van campers held steady with last year’s output at 200 units shipped.
* Class C motorhomes were off 13.3% for the month with 1,300 units shipped compared to 1,500 the year prior.
* Van conversion shipments dropped 9.1% with 2,000 units delivered while pickup truck and sport utility vehicle shipments stayed even with last year.