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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2024 Monthly Wholesale New Unit Reports

May 2024A picture of the May 2024 monthly shipments graphic.

As the summer camping season kicked off in May, RVIA reported wholesale RV shipments continued their trend of year-over-year increases.

RVIA’s May 2024 survey of manufacturers totaled 33,150 shipments compared with 30,919 in May 2023. May 2024 is the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year wholesale RV shipment increases.

RVIA President and CEO Craig Kirby said, “Shipments are continuing to show moderate increases over last year as units head to dealerships across the country.”

A total of 153,288 RVs have shipped through May. Shipments are up 8.9% compared with the first five months of 2023.

May towable shipments totaled 30,177, up 13.5% compared with the same month the previous year. Motorhome shipments were down 31.2% compared with May 2023. Motorhome shipments totaled 2,973.

To see the May 2024 wholesale shipment report broken down, click here.

April 2024A picture of the April 2024 monthly shipments graphic.

RV shipments increased by nearly 10% in April from April 2023 levels. According to RVIA’s survey of manufacturers, RV shipments totaled 34,197 in April, a 9.5% increase compared with 31,216 shipments in April 2023.

April is the sixth consecutive month that shipments increased year-over-year.

RVIA President and CEO Craig Kirby said the association is encouraged by the RV shipment upward trend.

He said, “In this budget-conscious environment, consumers are looking for more affordable travel options for their summer trips.”

According to a recent RVIA survey, more than 45 million Americans plan to go RVing this summer.

This year, 120,138 RVs have shipped through April. The total is up 9.4% compared with the first four months of last year.

The survey recorded 30,682 towable shipments in April. The total increased by 14.2% compared with April 2023.

Motorhomes were down 19.4% compared with April 2023. In April 2024, motorhome shipments totaled 3,512.

To see the April 2024 wholesale shipment report broken down, click here.

March 2024A picture of the March 2024 monthly shipments graphic.

RV wholesale shipments’ upward trend continued in March. RVIA’s March 2024 survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments totaled 32,243, increasing 1.2% compared with the 31,869 units shipped in March 2023.

RV wholesale shipments are up 9.3% in the first three months of 2024, totaling 85,941 shipments, compared with the first three months of 2023.

March marked the fifth consecutive month shipments increased year-over-year.

RVIA President and CEO Craig Kirby said, “Our cautious optimism for the year continues as RV shipments are up over 9% through the first quarter of 2024. The strong desire to get out and RV continues with our latest survey data.”

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 29,018 shipments in March, up 5.9% compared with March 2023.

Motorhomes finished the month with 3,225 shipments, down 27.8% compared with March 2023.

To see the March 2024 wholesale shipment report broken down, click here.

February 2024A picture of the February 2024 monthly shipments graphic.

RV shipments increased by 17.8% in February 2024 compared with February 2023.

RVIA’s February 2024 survey of manufacturers reported 31,024 RV shipments, compared with 26,326 in February 2023. The result marked the fourth consecutive month in which RV wholesale shipments were greater than the same month a year earlier.

RVIA President and CEO Craig Kirby said, “RV shipments continue to make a moderate recovery, putting us on track to meet ITR Economics’ forecast of 350,000 shipments for 2024.”

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, ended the month up 24.4% compared with February 2024 at 26,984 shipments. Motorhomes finished the month down 12.5% compared with the same month last year with 4,040 shipments.

To date, RV wholesale shipments are up 14.9% compared with the same time a year ago, with 53,698 shipments through February.

According to Kirby, 26 million Americans have RV plans this spring.

To see the February 2024 wholesale shipment report broken down by RV category, click here.

January 2024

A picture of the January 2024 monthly shipments graphic.

For the third month in a row, RV shipments continued to increase compared with the same month a year before.

Wholesale RV shipments rose by 11.1% in January 2024 compared with January 2023. RVIA’s survey of manufacturers reported 22,674 wholesale RV shipments in January compared with 20,405 shipments in January 2023.

Towable shipments increased by 21.1% in January compared with January 2023. RVIA reported 19,523 shipments in January compared with 16,117 in the same month of 2023. Motorhome shipments decreased by 26.5% in January with 3,151 RV shipments compared with 4,288 shipments in January 2023.

To see the January 2024 wholesale shipment report broken down by RV category, click here.

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