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May Shipments Continue to Spiral


The RV Industry Association's May survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 39,724 wholesale shipments, a decrease of 14.2% from the 46,322 units shipped last May.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 34,838 units for the month, a decrease of 15% compared to last May’s total of 40,966 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 4,886 units, down 8.8% compared to the May 2018 total of 5,356 units.

The totals are even down from the April shipments, where RVIA reported 40,243 units were shipped.

Through May, RV shipments have reached 179,943 units, down 22.1% from the 230,850 units at this point last year.

Park Model RVs finished the month up 15.5 compared to last May with 410 shipments to retailers.

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