January’s survey of manufacturers by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) found total RV shipments to retailers jumped 10.6% over this month last year, rising to 31,526 units.
This was the largest January shipment total in 10 years and the second-best start to a year since 1973. Powered by gains in five of the seven major RV categories, January wholesale shipment totals represented a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of more than 435,000 units, the highest such monthly reading since September 1999.
All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, rose exactly 10% in January reaching a total of 27,248 units which represents 86.4% of all RV shipments. All motorhomes totals grew 10.6% improving to 4,278 units in January, the best start for motorhomes in 11 years.