ELKHART — Recreational vehicle shipments to retailers in October jumped 16.6 percent over that month last year, the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association announced Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Manufacturers delivered 29,080 units to dealers last month — 25,626 towable RVs and 3,454 motorhomes. That was a 38 percent increase in motorhomes and a 14 percent increase in towables.
“This latest surge in shipments all but assures totals for the year will be the best in six years and provides an optimistic view of further gains in 2014,” RVIA spokesman Bill Baker said in a statement.
Double-digit gains were reported in all but one vehicle category, allowing totals to reach levels not seen in more than eight years.
Year-to-date, total shipments have now reached 277,703 units through October, 12.8 percent ahead of the same 10-month period last year.