RVIA: Travel Trailers Fuel October RV Shipments Surge

November 23, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Wholesale shipments of all RVs were reported at 19,100 units in the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) October 2011 survey of manufacturers, ahead of last month by 12.4% and 15.1% ahead of this same month last year, the association has reported.

Gains were recorded in both conventional and fifth-wheel travel trailers with other categories even with or slightly less than the totals reported for those categories in October 2010.

Year-to-date, total shipments rose to 219,100 units through October this year, up 4% from this same 10-month period last year. Towable RV units increased by 4.3% while motorhomes were up 1.4% through October. On a seasonally adjusted basis, all RV shipments were at an annualized rate of 247,800 units through October this year.

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