Shipments of travel trailers and motorhomes continued to climb through April, according to the RV Industry Association’s survey of manufacturers.
Total RV wholesale shipments were reported at 38,343 units in April this year, a gain of 4.9 percent over last month and 13.5 percent over the same month last year.
This was the 40th consecutive month in which RV shipments were ahead of the corresponding month one year earlier and the best April in more than four decades.
The consistent growth in RV shipments is unprecedented as conventional travel trailers totals reached 24,312 units this April, the highest number for these products in more than 40 years.
The biggest percentage gains for the month came in total travel trailer numbers, which climbed 17.8 percent compared to April 2014 to reach 24,312 shipments for the month.
Truck campers fell more than 20 percent from 351 shipments in April 2014 to 278 shipments during the month this year. Popup sales dipped slightly, dropping 2.4 percent during the month.
Year to date, total RV shipments of 135,417 units mark the strongest start to any year since 2006. On a seasonally adjusted basis, shipments were at an annual rate of more than 395,000 units in the month of April.
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