RVIA: RV Builders Had Best March Since 2008
Wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs were reported at 28,100 units in the March 2012 survey of manufacturers conducted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
This was the best March total since 2008 and 2.2 percent ahead of this same month last year, according to a news release. Improvements were largely the result of gains in fifth-wheel travel trailers with small losses to truck campers and Class A motorhomes.
Through the first three months this year, total RV shipments increased to 71,400 units, a gain of 9.7 percent over the same period last year. On a seasonally adjusted basis, shipments in March this year were at an annualized rate of nearly 270,000 units with towable categories responsible for most of the improvement.
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