RV Shipments were down 11 percent in October, according to the RV Industry Association’s manufacturers’ survey. RV shipments totaled 43,568 in October 2018, down from 48,926 last October. However, shipments increased 40.7 percent compared to September 2018.
Towable RV shipments, led by conventional travel trailers, decreased 10.5 percent from last October. The total units shipped was at 38,759 compared to 43,294 in October 2017.
Motorhomes ended October with 4,809 shipments to retailers, down (-14.6%) compared to last October’s total of 5,632.
Year-to-date wholesale shipments are currently at 422,286 units, down (-1.1%) compared to this point last year. Towable RVs are down (-0.5%) at 372,012 units; motorhome shipments are down (-5.1%) at 50,274 units, compared to totals through October 2017.
Park Model RVs ended the month with 326 wholesale shipments, down (-0.9%) compared to last October. To date, Park Model RVs are down (-5.7%) with 3,330 shipments.
Download a copy of RVIA’s report here.