RVIA: RV Shipments Down in December 2018

Jan 29, 2019 | Member News

RESTON, Va. — The RV Industry Association’s December survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments finished the month with 28,363 wholesale shipments, a decrease of -21.7% from the 36,227 units shipped in December 2017.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 25,207 units for the month, a decrease of -20.1% compared to the December 2018 total of 31,541.

Motorhomes ended December with 3,156 shipments to retailers, down -32.7% compared to December 2018’s total of 4,686.

Wholesale shipments ended 2018 with 483,672 units, down -4.1% compared to the 504,599 units in 2017. However, the shipment total for 2018 was still the second highest on comparable record.

Towable RVs are down -3.6% at 426,087 units; motorhome shipments are down -8.1% at 57,585 units, compared to 2017 shipment totals.

Park model RVs ended the month with 252 wholesale shipments, a gain of 15.6% compared to December 2018. Park model RVs ended 2018 down -4.1% with 3,859 shipments for the year.

SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release