Monthly Wholesale RV Unit Shipments to Dealerships

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) compiles and tracks how many new RV units each RV manufacturer makes and ships to RV dealers on a monthly basis. The wholesale shipment report breaks down RV vehicles by unit category in aggregate to avoid any RV manufacturer’s specific production numbers being released.     

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2020 Monthly Wholesale New Unit Reports

August 2020

Picture of August 2020 RV Wholesale Shimpments Graph RVIA’s August 2020 RV manufacturers survey indicates total RV shipments ended the month up by 17.3 percent, with 39,489 units in 2020 compared to 33,674 units shipped in August 2019.

The towable RV segment, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 35,561 units for the month. The total was an increase of 20.8 percent compared to August 2019’s total of 29,448 units. Motorhomes once again showed a decrease. Motorhome wholesale shipments finished the month with 3,928 units, down (-7.1 percent) compared to the August 2019 total of 4,226 units.

For the year, shipments stand at 258,591 units, off just 7.1 percent as the RV industry continues to overcome the nearly two-month shutdown this Spring due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many manufacturers said shipment numbers would be much higher if the OE suppliers could provide the parts and accessories needed to build units. Four supplier shortage areas have had a crippling impact on shipment numbers: air conditioners, furniture such as bedding, couches and love seats, circuit breakers and other electrical components and windows. Many RV manufacturers’ finished inventory yards are filled with RVs that only need one or two things to be complete.

Park Model RVs finished the month down (-17.7 percent) compared to last August with 321 wholesale shipments.

July 2020

A graph showing year over year RV shipment numbers through July 2020.The RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 43,035 units, an increase of 53.5% from the 28,044 units shipped in July 2019.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 39,160 units for the month, an increase of 56.6% compared to last July’s total of 25,002 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,875 units, up 27.4% compared to the July 2019 total of 3,042 units.

Park Model RVs finished the month up 17.6% compared to last July with 334 wholesale shipments.

June 2020

RV wholesale shipments tracked by the RV Industry Association posted their best month in 2020 and the highest monthly total since October 2018 as deliveries to retailers reached 40,462 units in June, a 10.8% rise over the June 2019 total of 36,525 units.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 37,439 units for the month, a gain of 12.9% of compared to last June’s total of 33,171 shipments. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,023 units, down (-9.8%) compared to the June 2019 total of 3353 units.

Reflective of younger, first-time buyers interested in RVing and the continued rise in the #Vanlife phenomenon, Folding Camping Trailers and Type B RVs in the motorhome market continue to see strong gains.

For the year, RV wholesale shipments total 176,067 units, down (-18.7%) from 216,581 units at the mid-year point in 2019. Towable RVs stand at 159,059 units, off (-16.8%) while motorhomes have dropped (-33.3%) to 17,008 units.

Park Model RVs ended the month down (-20.3%) compared to last June with 310 shipments.

May 2020  

An image of monthly RV shipments in 2020 compared to 2019

May was the first month back for the RV industry following the large-scale shutdowns to combat the COVID-19 pandemic with some manufacturers opening in early May, some not until later in the month, and none opening at full capacity. As the economy began to reopen, RV manufacturers and suppliers adapted to a “new normal,” including supply chains that were still ramping up, limited production days, and modified manufacturing processes. These challenges impacted production capacity early on but eased considerably as the month continued. By month’s end, wholesale shipment totaled 27,999 units, down (-29.7%) from the 39,838 units shipped in May 2019, according to the RV Industry Association’s survey of manufacturers.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 24,790 units for the month, a decrease of (-29.1%) compared to last May’s total of 34,952 shipments. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,209 units, down from (-34.3%) compared to the May 2019 total of 4,886 units.

Park Model RVs ended the month down (-28.7%) compared to last May with 281 shipments.

An image of an RVIA market report showing April 2020 RV shipment numbers

April 2020

As expected, due to nationwide retail and manufacturing shutdowns during the month related to the COVID-19 pandemic response, the RV Industry Association’s April 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments were reduced significantly, ending the month with 7,197 units.

Towable RVs, totaled 6,503 units, motorhomes totaled 694 units, and Park Model RVs totaled 240 wholesale shipments for the month.

March 2020

Graph of RVIA's report on monthly wholesale shipments compared with 2019 numbers through March of 2020The RV Industry Association’s March 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 30,288 units, a decrease of (-20.3%) from the 38,015 units shipped in March 2019.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 27,723 units for the month, a decrease of (-17.9%) compared to last March’s total of 33,754 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 2,565 units, down (-39.8%) compared to the March 2019 total of 4,261 units.

Park Model RVs finished the month down (-12.9%) compared to last March with 364 wholesale shipments.

February 2020

Graph of RVIA's report on monthly wholesale shipments through February of 2020

RVIA’s February 2020 survey of manufacturers found that RV shipments ended the month with 37,113 units, a 1.9 percent increase from the 36,421 units shipped last February. The figures in the February report represent shipments made before the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent response measures made a major impact on the economy.

Through February, RV shipments have reached 70,116 units, up 13.2 percent from the 61,961 units shipped last year.

January 2020

Graph of RVIA's report on monthly wholesale shipments through January of 2020

RVIA’s January 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 33,003 units, an increase of 29.2 percent from the 25,540 units shipped last January.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 29,435 units for the month, an increase of 36.1 percent compared to last January’s total of 21,623 units.

Motorhomes finished the month with 3,568 units, down (-8.9 percent) compared to the January 2019 total of 3,917 units.

Park Model RVs finished the month up 11.1 percent compared to last January with 359 wholesale shipments.

July 2020

A graph showing year over year RV shipment numbers through July 2020.The RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 43,035 units, an increase of 53.5% from the 28,044 units shipped in July 2019.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 39,160 units for the month, an increase of 56.6% compared to last July’s total of 25,002 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,875 units, up 27.4% compared to the July 2019 total of 3,042 units.

Park Model RVs finished the month up 17.6% compared to last July with 334 wholesale shipments.

June 2020

RV wholesale shipments tracked by the RV Industry Association posted their best month in 2020 and the highest monthly total since October 2018 as deliveries to retailers reached 40,462 units in June, a 10.8% rise over the June 2019 total of 36,525 units.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 37,439 units for the month, a gain of 12.9% of compared to last June’s total of 33,171 shipments. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,023 units, down (-9.8%) compared to the June 2019 total of 3353 units.

Reflective of younger, first-time buyers interested in RVing and the continued rise in the #Vanlife phenomenon, Folding Camping Trailers and Type B RVs in the motorhome market continue to see strong gains.

For the year, RV wholesale shipments total 176,067 units, down (-18.7%) from 216,581 units at the mid-year point in 2019. Towable RVs stand at 159,059 units, off (-16.8%) while motorhomes have dropped (-33.3%) to 17,008 units.

Park Model RVs ended the month down (-20.3%) compared to last June with 310 shipments.

May 2020  

An image of monthly RV shipments in 2020 compared to 2019

May was the first month back for the RV industry following the large-scale shutdowns to combat the COVID-19 pandemic with some manufacturers opening in early May, some not until later in the month, and none opening at full capacity. As the economy began to reopen, RV manufacturers and suppliers adapted to a “new normal,” including supply chains that were still ramping up, limited production days, and modified manufacturing processes. These challenges impacted production capacity early on but eased considerably as the month continued. By month’s end, wholesale shipment totaled 27,999 units, down (-29.7%) from the 39,838 units shipped in May 2019, according to the RV Industry Association’s survey of manufacturers.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 24,790 units for the month, a decrease of (-29.1%) compared to last May’s total of 34,952 shipments. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,209 units, down from (-34.3%) compared to the May 2019 total of 4,886 units.

Park Model RVs ended the month down (-28.7%) compared to last May with 281 shipments.

An image of an RVIA market report showing April 2020 RV shipment numbers

April 2020

As expected, due to nationwide retail and manufacturing shutdowns during the month related to the COVID-19 pandemic response, the RV Industry Association’s April 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments were reduced significantly, ending the month with 7,197 units.

Towable RVs, totaled 6,503 units, motorhomes totaled 694 units, and Park Model RVs totaled 240 wholesale shipments for the month.

March 2020

Graph of RVIA's report on monthly wholesale shipments compared with 2019 numbers through March of 2020The RV Industry Association’s March 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 30,288 units, a decrease of (-20.3%) from the 38,015 units shipped in March 2019.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 27,723 units for the month, a decrease of (-17.9%) compared to last March’s total of 33,754 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 2,565 units, down (-39.8%) compared to the March 2019 total of 4,261 units.

Park Model RVs finished the month down (-12.9%) compared to last March with 364 wholesale shipments.

February 2020

Graph of RVIA's report on monthly wholesale shipments through February of 2020

RVIA’s February 2020 survey of manufacturers found that RV shipments ended the month with 37,113 units, a 1.9 percent increase from the 36,421 units shipped last February. The figures in the February report represent shipments made before the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent response measures made a major impact on the economy.

Through February, RV shipments have reached 70,116 units, up 13.2 percent from the 61,961 units shipped last year.

January 2020

Graph of RVIA's report on monthly wholesale shipments through January of 2020

RVIA’s January 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 33,003 units, an increase of 29.2 percent from the 25,540 units shipped last January.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 29,435 units for the month, an increase of 36.1 percent compared to last January’s total of 21,623 units.

Motorhomes finished the month with 3,568 units, down (-8.9 percent) compared to the January 2019 total of 3,917 units.

Park Model RVs finished the month up 11.1 percent compared to last January with 359 wholesale shipments.




July 2020

A graph showing year over year RV shipment numbers through July 2020.The RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 43,035 units, an increase of 53.5% from the 28,044 units shipped in July 2019.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 39,160 units for the month, an increase of 56.6% compared to last July’s total of 25,002 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,875 units, up 27.4% compared to the July 2019 total of 3,042 units.

Park Model RVs finished the month up 17.6% compared to last July with 334 wholesale shipments.

June 2020

RV wholesale shipments tracked by the RV Industry Association posted their best month in 2020 and the highest monthly total since October 2018 as deliveries to retailers reached 40,462 units in June, a 10.8% rise over the June 2019 total of 36,525 units.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 37,439 units for the month, a gain of 12.9% of compared to last June’s total of 33,171 shipments. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,023 units, down (-9.8%) compared to the June 2019 total of 3353 units.

Reflective of younger, first-time buyers interested in RVing and the continued rise in the #Vanlife phenomenon, Folding Camping Trailers and Type B RVs in the motorhome market continue to see strong gains.

For the year, RV wholesale shipments total 176,067 units, down (-18.7%) from 216,581 units at the mid-year point in 2019. Towable RVs stand at 159,059 units, off (-16.8%) while motorhomes have dropped (-33.3%) to 17,008 units.

Park Model RVs ended the month down (-20.3%) compared to last June with 310 shipments.

May 2020  

An image of monthly RV shipments in 2020 compared to 2019

May was the first month back for the RV industry following the large-scale shutdowns to combat the COVID-19 pandemic with some manufacturers opening in early May, some not until later in the month, and none opening at full capacity. As the economy began to reopen, RV manufacturers and suppliers adapted to a “new normal,” including supply chains that were still ramping up, limited production days, and modified manufacturing processes. These challenges impacted production capacity early on but eased considerably as the month continued. By month’s end, wholesale shipment totaled 27,999 units, down (-29.7%) from the 39,838 units shipped in May 2019, according to the RV Industry Association’s survey of manufacturers.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 24,790 units for the month, a decrease of (-29.1%) compared to last May’s total of 34,952 shipments. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,209 units, down from (-34.3%) compared to the May 2019 total of 4,886 units.

Park Model RVs ended the month down (-28.7%) compared to last May with 281 shipments.

An image of an RVIA market report showing April 2020 RV shipment numbers

April 2020

As expected, due to nationwide retail and manufacturing shutdowns during the month related to the COVID-19 pandemic response, the RV Industry Association’s April 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments were reduced significantly, ending the month with 7,197 units.

Towable RVs, totaled 6,503 units, motorhomes totaled 694 units, and Park Model RVs totaled 240 wholesale shipments for the month.

March 2020

Graph of RVIA's report on monthly wholesale shipments compared with 2019 numbers through March of 2020The RV Industry Association’s March 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 30,288 units, a decrease of (-20.3%) from the 38,015 units shipped in March 2019.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 27,723 units for the month, a decrease of (-17.9%) compared to last March’s total of 33,754 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 2,565 units, down (-39.8%) compared to the March 2019 total of 4,261 units.

Park Model RVs finished the month down (-12.9%) compared to last March with 364 wholesale shipments.

February 2020

Graph of RVIA's report on monthly wholesale shipments through February of 2020

RVIA’s February 2020 survey of manufacturers found that RV shipments ended the month with 37,113 units, a 1.9 percent increase from the 36,421 units shipped last February. The figures in the February report represent shipments made before the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent response measures made a major impact on the economy.

Through February, RV shipments have reached 70,116 units, up 13.2 percent from the 61,961 units shipped last year.

January 2020

Graph of RVIA's report on monthly wholesale shipments through January of 2020

RVIA’s January 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 33,003 units, an increase of 29.2 percent from the 25,540 units shipped last January.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 29,435 units for the month, an increase of 36.1 percent compared to last January’s total of 21,623 units.

Motorhomes finished the month with 3,568 units, down (-8.9 percent) compared to the January 2019 total of 3,917 units.

Park Model RVs finished the month up 11.1 percent compared to last January with 359 wholesale shipments.

July 2020

A graph showing year over year RV shipment numbers through July 2020.The RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 43,035 units, an increase of 53.5% from the 28,044 units shipped in July 2019.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 39,160 units for the month, an increase of 56.6% compared to last July’s total of 25,002 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,875 units, up 27.4% compared to the July 2019 total of 3,042 units.

Park Model RVs finished the month up 17.6% compared to last July with 334 wholesale shipments.

June 2020

RV wholesale shipments tracked by the RV Industry Association posted their best month in 2020 and the highest monthly total since October 2018 as deliveries to retailers reached 40,462 units in June, a 10.8% rise over the June 2019 total of 36,525 units.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 37,439 units for the month, a gain of 12.9% of compared to last June’s total of 33,171 shipments. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,023 units, down (-9.8%) compared to the June 2019 total of 3353 units.

Reflective of younger, first-time buyers interested in RVing and the continued rise in the #Vanlife phenomenon, Folding Camping Trailers and Type B RVs in the motorhome market continue to see strong gains.

For the year, RV wholesale shipments total 176,067 units, down (-18.7%) from 216,581 units at the mid-year point in 2019. Towable RVs stand at 159,059 units, off (-16.8%) while motorhomes have dropped (-33.3%) to 17,008 units.

Park Model RVs ended the month down (-20.3%) compared to last June with 310 shipments.

May 2020  

An image of monthly RV shipments in 2020 compared to 2019

May was the first month back for the RV industry following the large-scale shutdowns to combat the COVID-19 pandemic with some manufacturers opening in early May, some not until later in the month, and none opening at full capacity. As the economy began to reopen, RV manufacturers and suppliers adapted to a “new normal,” including supply chains that were still ramping up, limited production days, and modified manufacturing processes. These challenges impacted production capacity early on but eased considerably as the month continued. By month’s end, wholesale shipment totaled 27,999 units, down (-29.7%) from the 39,838 units shipped in May 2019, according to the RV Industry Association’s survey of manufacturers.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 24,790 units for the month, a decrease of (-29.1%) compared to last May’s total of 34,952 shipments. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,209 units, down from (-34.3%) compared to the May 2019 total of 4,886 units.

Park Model RVs ended the month down (-28.7%) compared to last May with 281 shipments.

An image of an RVIA market report showing April 2020 RV shipment numbers

April 2020

As expected, due to nationwide retail and manufacturing shutdowns during the month related to the COVID-19 pandemic response, the RV Industry Association’s April 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments were reduced significantly, ending the month with 7,197 units.

Towable RVs, totaled 6,503 units, motorhomes totaled 694 units, and Park Model RVs totaled 240 wholesale shipments for the month.

March 2020

Graph of RVIA's report on monthly wholesale shipments compared with 2019 numbers through March of 2020The RV Industry Association’s March 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 30,288 units, a decrease of (-20.3%) from the 38,015 units shipped in March 2019.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 27,723 units for the month, a decrease of (-17.9%) compared to last March’s total of 33,754 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 2,565 units, down (-39.8%) compared to the March 2019 total of 4,261 units.

Park Model RVs finished the month down (-12.9%) compared to last March with 364 wholesale shipments.

February 2020

Graph of RVIA's report on monthly wholesale shipments through February of 2020

RVIA’s February 2020 survey of manufacturers found that RV shipments ended the month with 37,113 units, a 1.9 percent increase from the 36,421 units shipped last February. The figures in the February report represent shipments made before the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent response measures made a major impact on the economy.

Through February, RV shipments have reached 70,116 units, up 13.2 percent from the 61,961 units shipped last year.

January 2020

Graph of RVIA's report on monthly wholesale shipments through January of 2020

RVIA’s January 2020 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 33,003 units, an increase of 29.2 percent from the 25,540 units shipped last January.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 29,435 units for the month, an increase of 36.1 percent compared to last January’s total of 21,623 units.

Motorhomes finished the month with 3,568 units, down (-8.9 percent) compared to the January 2019 total of 3,917 units.

Park Model RVs finished the month up 11.1 percent compared to last January with 359 wholesale shipments.

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