Many RV industry observers will view the slight improvement in U.S. auto sales during May as a positive sign for the RV market.
General Motors, the world’s largest automaker, registered a 0.3% increase is U.S. sales in May, when compared with May 2000, according to CNNfn.com. There were 454,054 GM units sold last month.
Meanwhile, Ford and Chrysler reported declines while Japanese, German and Korean auto companies reported increases, in several cases, to record levels, in May.
Ford sales fell 10.5% to 372,798 units while Chrysler sales declined 8% in May to 207,487 units.
Meanwhile, Toyota sales increased 9.7% in May to 167,167 units and Honda, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Hyundai and Kia all reported record sales last month, according to CNNfn.com.
Nissan was the only major non-U.S. automaker to report a decline. Its sales dropped about 6% when compared with May 2000.