RV shipments projected to dip again

Keystone RV workers move a Cougar down the line at one of the company’s plants in Goshen on Thursday. 

ELKHART — A new report projects that RV manufacturers will see a decline in shipments for a third straight year in 2020.

The forecast, which predicts a 60 percent chance of a 3.5 percent decline in wholesale shipments in 2020 compared to 2019, was made by independent RV industry analyst Richard Curtin, director of surveys of consumers at the University of Michigan.

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Bellwether industry for sure, other industries are feeling the pain as well. Layoffs and repossessions just a small price to pay, for what? What trade policies is this administration really dead locked on? Because I haven't seen anything that wasnt already in play before the tariffs. Bond market shows the strength of the economy, and the big money is flowing into the 10 year, foretelling of our next recession is on its way.


Joe, you are showing your ignorance again. Because the cost of steal and aluminum went up 15% does not mean the cost of the end product goes up 15%. The market is saturated period. Some of the units sitting on dealer lots were built before the tariffs.


Interesting forecast but I'm guessing shipments will be lower than this prediction. Tariffs have little to do with it. It's called saturation of dealer inventories and consumer demand.


You are correct sir. When people blame the tariffs they are really just blaming president Trump, as usual.

Joe King

people blame the tariffs and Trump when the price goes up 15-20%... Or when salaries stagnate and layoffs happen....


agree with you completely I have been in the industry 40 years and Dealer lots were full over a year ago they just over built

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