RVIA’s latest wholesale shipment report found shipments again down dramatically from the same month a year ago. However, one RV segment showed strength in wholesale RV shipments.
April’s total RV shipments decreased 45.4% from April 2022, RVIA reported, ending with 31,216 wholesale RV shipments, compared with 57,192 wholesale RV shipments in April 2022.
Of the 10 RV segments listed in the shipment report, only Type C motorhomes grew from the same month a year ago. Type C wholesale RV shipments increased 5.5% from April 2022. Type C shipments totaled 2,118 in April, up from 2,007 wholesale Type C shipments in April 2022.
RVIA President and CEO Craig Kirby said, “With the summer travel season kicking off this week, consumers will find many affordable RV options on dealer lots that are perfect for creating unforgettable memories with family and friends in the great outdoors,”
RVIA reported wholesale RV shipments for 2023 through April totaled 109,816, down 52.1% compared with 2022 levels through April.
In April, motorhome wholesale RV shipments totaled 4,356, down 12.4% compared to April 2022.
Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers totaled 4,356 wholesale RV shipments, down 48.6% from 2022 levels.
“RV ownership remains one of the most economical ways for consumers to travel while also maintaining control over their costs,” Kirby said. “which is more important than ever for consumers right now.”
To see the April 2023 wholesale shipment report broken down by RV category, click here.