Saturday, September 30, 2023


RV shipments continue to plummet

It cannot be a happy time in the RV manufacturing capital of the world, Elkhart, Indiana, as shipments of new RVs continue to slide dramatically.

The RV Industry Association’s July 2023 survey of manufacturers reports total RV shipments of 20,520 units, a decrease of 30.5% compared to 29,528 units shipped in July 2022. Year to date, RV shipments are down 47.7% with 185,350 units compared to 354,093 last year at this time.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, ended the month down 29.9% compared to July with 17,698 shipments. Motorhomes finished the month down 34.2% from the same month last year with 2,822 units, with only 595 Class A models. Folding camping trailer sales took the biggest hit, down nearly 70% from 529 units in July 2022, to 161 this past July.

Park Model RVs finished July up 0.5% compared to July last year, with 382 wholesale shipments.


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Neal Davis
1 month ago

Those are some eye-opening numbers and changes. Wow!

Mikal H
1 month ago

Would love to see a 2019 to 2023 comparison.

Bill Byerly
1 month ago

And yet the campgrounds still seem to be overcrowded, or at least overbooked…

Jesse Crouse
1 month ago

So there should be plenty of parts available to fix all the warranty crap recently produced. Not holding my breath.

1 month ago
Reply to  Jesse Crouse

Very true, and with fewer units to prep, there should be lots of time to fix the old problems

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