The RV wholesale market remained robust through June with total RV shipments climbing 17.8% to 35,100 units, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported.
For the first six months of 2004, shipments rose 20% to 196,200 units.
Motorized shipments continued to show the strongest increases, rising 19.6% for the month, while towables were close behind with an increase of 17.4% for June.
Here are the details of the RVIA report:
• In the motorized category, June saw a 19.6% boost in shipments to 6,700 units, and a 27.2% increase year-to-date to 38,400 units.
• Class C vehicles continued to make a strong showing in the motorized pack with a 35.3% increase to 2,300 units in June and a boost of 40.9% to 13,100 units in the first six months.
• Class A motorhome shipments climbed 10.8% to 4,100 units for June, and posted an increase of 21.7% to 24,100 units for the first six months of the year.
• Class B motorhome shipments edged up significantly for the month, posting a 50% increase to 300 units. For the year, that category is up 9.1% with a reported 1,200 units.
• Shipments of towable RVs rose 17.4% to 28,400 units for June, and 18.4% to 157,800 units for the first six months of the year.
• Fifth-wheels remain the star in the trailer category, posting a 28.4% increase to 8,600 units in June, and a 30.6% boost to 47,400 units for the first six months of the year.
• Travel trailers shipments rose 17.2% to 15,700 units for June and 16.6% to 85,500 units for the year.
• Folding-camping-trailer shipments remained flat for the month, holding steady at 3,300 units. For the first half of the year, that category posted a 3.1% increase to 19,700 units.