RV Wholesale Shipments Rise 4.9% in May
Wholesale shipments of all RVs were reported at 29,079 units in the May 2012 survey of manufacturers, up 4.9 percent over this same month last year.
Towable RVs provided the greater unit improvements, while motorhomes improved by a larger percentage. Seasonally adjusted, the May total represented an annualized rate of nearly 294,000 units, an 11.8 percent increase over last month and the highest rate so far this year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported.
Through the first five months this year, total RV shipments have now reached 127,454 units, up 8.6 percent compared to this same period last year. All vehicle types have enjoyed shipment growth this year with the exception of folding camping trailers and Class C motorhomes which are both only slightly behind.
The report appears below: