RVs stays ahead of 2011 benchmarks
Posted: 06/27/2012 at 1:15 am
Wholesale shipments of all RVs reached 29,079 units in May 2012, an increase of 4.9 percent from May last year, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Motorhomes recovered from a disappointing April to outpace May 2011 by 5.8 percent while towables trumped year-over-year results by 4.8 percent.
January through May, shipments totaled 127,454 RVs, an 8.6 percent over the same period in 2011. Towables has been leading the surge with 115,204 units, topping last year’s numbers by 9.8 percent. Motorhomes, on the other hand, are still struggling. That division has shipped 12,250 units year-to-date, 1.2 percent under 2011 numbers.