RV Shipments Up 5.8% in Nov., 12.2% YTD
Wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs were reported at 21,748 units in the November survey of manufacturers, an increase of 5.8% over November one year earlier, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
Towable RVs improved 2.4% to 18,711 units with motorhomes climbing 32.3% to 3,037 units.
Seasonally adjusted, November’s totals reached an annualized rate of more than 366,500 units, second only to last month’s 390,000 unit performance so far in 2013.
Year to date, total shipments have grown 12.2% to 299,451 units through November 2013, the largest total in six years. Shipments of all towable RVs have risen 9.7% to 264,019 units while motorhome shipments have shoot up 36% to 35,432 units, both were six-year bests.