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Annual Shipments Near 40-Year High

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RV wholesale deliveries to retailers raced ahead in the month of October this year posting total shipments of 38,765 units, up 14.5 percent ahead of this same month one year earlier, according to the RV Industry Association.

Five of the seven vehicle categories improved over this month last year with conventional travel trailers rising by the largest unit total while folding camping trailers rose by the largest percentage gain, RVIA said.

Through October, total shipments of all RVs were reported at 363,051 units, ahead of this point last year by 13.8 percent. The 10-month shipment total this year was running at an annualized rate of more than 420,000 units. If this continues, this would make 2016 the seventh consecutive yearly increase and the best total shipments in 40 years.

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