The RV Industry Association’s December survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments finished the month with 28,363 wholesale shipments, a decrease of (-21.7%) from the 36,227 units shipped last December.
Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 25,207 units for the month, a decrease of (-20.1%) compared to last December’s towable RV shipment total of 31,541.
Motorhomes ended December with 3,156 shipments to retailers, down (-32.7%) compared to last December’s total of 4,686.
Wholesale shipments ended 2018 with 483,672 units, down (-4.1%) compared to the 504,599 units in 2017. The shipment total for 2018 was the second highest on comparable record. Towable RVs are down (-3.6%) at 426,087 units; motorhome shipments are down (-8.1%) at 57,585 units, compared to 2017 shipment totals.
Park Model RVs ended the month with 252 wholesale shipments, a gain of 15.6% compared to last December. Park Model RVs ended 2018 down (-4.1%) with 3,859 shipments for the year.
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