RV shipments continue their decline in October

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The RV Industry Association’s October survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 38,972 wholesale shipments, a decrease of 10.5% from the 43,568 units shipped last October.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 34,866 units for the month, a decrease of 10% compared to last October’s total of 38,759 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 4,106 units, down 14.6% compared to the October 2018 total of 4,809 units.

Through October, RV shipments have reached 348,910 units, down 17.4% from the 422,286 units at this point last year.

BELOW: 2018 Shipments in Blue, 2019 in lighter color

 

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Richard

The public has largely, and appropriately, lost faith in the quality of mass-produced RV’s. It will take a concerted effort on the part of this industry to restore faith. Companies like Pleasure-way, Coach House and Lazy Daze, all with a reputation for quality, seem to be doing just fine with folks waiting many months for delivery.

Michael Gardner

These numbers are shipments….. how many are sitting in deer lots??