The RV Industry Association’s October 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments finished the month with 47,326 units, an increase of 21.4 percent from the 38,972 units shipped in October 2019. This represents the second highest October on record.
Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 42,854 units for the month, an increase of 22.9 percent compared to last October’s total of 34,866 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 4,472 units, up 8.9 percent compared to the October 2019 total of 4,106 units.
“In May, following a nearly two-month shutdown, year-to-date RV shipments were down 25 percent,” said RV Industry Association President Craig Kirby. “In response to the pandemic and people’s desire to have the freedom to travel while also controlling their environment, the RV industry came roaring back, making up nearly that entire deficit in less than six months.”
For the year, shipments stand at 347,517 units, down just 0.4 percent as the RV industry continues to overcome the nearly two-month shutdown this spring due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Park Model RVs finished the month down 5.7 percent compared to last October with 333 wholesale shipments.