RV Shipments Up Sharply in First Quarter

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RVIA’s March survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finishing the first quarter of the year on a very strong note. Monthly shipments reached 47,579 units, an increase of 20.7 percent over the February monthly total and of 16.8 percent over the March 2016 tally of 40,740 units.

This represents the highest monthly total ever for shipments on comparable record.

Year-to-date RV wholesale shipments have reached 120,866 units, up 11.7 percent over the 108,195 units shipped in the same three-month period last year.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, reached a total of 41,766 units for the month, up 16.8 percent over the 35,763 units shipped in March 2016.

Motorhome shipments are also up 16.8 percent for the month at 5,813 units, compared to 4,977 units last March.


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