RV makers continue to spew RVs from their factories at a record pace. The RV Industry Association’s July (2018) survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 36,525, an increase of 10.9% from the 32,936 units shipped last July.
All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 32,835 units for the month, an increase of 13.2% compared to last July’s towable RV shipment total of 28,996.
Motorhomes ended July with 3,690 shipments to retailers, down (-6.3%) compared to last July’s total of 3,940.
Year-to-date wholesale shipments are currently at 308,113 up 6.5% compared to this point last year. Towable RVs are up 7.4% to 271,337 units. Motorhome shipments are up 0.1% to 36,776 units.
Park Model RVs ended the month with 278 wholesale shipments, down (-12.6%) compared to last July. Year-to-date, Park Model RVs are down (-4.9%) compared to this point last year with 2,423 shipments.
Now for the rest of the story. Everyone of the units are junk and only worth the scrap price. Many of these units are dangerous on the roads. When are the Feds going to get wise and put the same demands on RV makers as they do on auto makers?
When there are enough unsold units, the government can buy them all and gift them to the homeless and give them directions to the Sanctuary Cities … !!