b'Report:RVIndustrySeesShipments CALENDAR OF EVENTSRamp Up in May with 28,000 Shipments AUGUSTMay was the first month back for the RV Many RV dealerships that were able to re- 18-19: TACOs Meeting & Trade Showindustry following the large-scale shut- open their showrooms reported record Lone Star Convention & Expo CenterdownstocombattheCOVID-19pan- sales, but RV sales were heavily depend- Conroe, Texasdemic, with some manufacturers opening ent on whether or not state stay-at-home Contact: (877) 518-1989in early May, some not until later in the orders had been lifted, something thatmonth, and none opening at full capacity. variedstate-by-statethroughoutthe SEPTEMBERAs the economy began to reopen, RV month of May, said RVIA President Craigmanufacturers and suppliers adapted to Kirby. Now that all states have reopened, 15-16: NCAs Great Escape to a new normal, including supply chains coupled with continued media attention Massachusettsthat were still ramping up, limited pro- on RVs as a way to travel and maintain so- Cape Cod RV Resort duction days, and modified manufacturing processes. These cial distance, the outlook for the RV industry this summer is East Falmouth, Mass.challenges impacted production capacity early on but eased extremely bright. Contact: CampNCA.orgconsiderably as the month continued.Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaledBy months end, wholesale shipment totaled 27,999 units, 24,790 units for the month, a decrease of (-29.1%) compareddown (-29.7%) from the 39,838 units shipped in May 2019, ac- to last Mays total of 34,952 shipments. Motorhomes finished 15-17: Virtual Hospitality Expocording to the RV Industry Associations(RVIA) survey of man- the month with 3,209 units, down from (-34.3%) compared to www.virtualhospitalityexpo.comufacturers. the May 2019 total of 4,886 units. Contact: [email protected]
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