Wholesale RV Shipments Low but at Four-Month High

A picture of the February 2023 monthly shipments graphic

RVIA reported wholesale RV shipments remained at historically low levels in February. However, the 24,903 wholesale RV shipments reported were the industry’s most in a month since October 2022.

The 24,903 wholesale RV shipments in February are down 53.7% from the record of 53,773 wholesale RV shipments recorded in February 2022.

“With record-high RV production through the first half of 2022, the industry has expected the year-over-year decreases we are seeing in our early reports for 2023,” RVIA President and CEO Craig Kirby said. “Looking ahead to this year’s camping season, we have seen tremendous crowds at RV shows throughout the winter and early Spring, and the future is very bright considering the hundreds of thousands of younger and more diverse RVers who joined the lifestyle over the past few years.”

RVIA reported the industry totaled 20,405 wholesale shipments in January, 19,907 in December 2022 and 24,445 in November 2022.

February’s total is the most since RVIA reported 32,652 wholesale RV shipments in October.

In February, motorhomes wholesale RV shipments totaled 4,639, down 15.9% compared with February 2022 totals.

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 20,264 wholesale RV shipments in February, down 58% from February 2022 levels.

After the first two months of 2023, wholesale RV shipments totaled 45,308, 57.7% behind the first two months of 2022. In fact, both January 2022 totals (53,290) and February 2022 totals (48,286) are more than the first two months of 2023 combined.

To see the February 2023 wholesale shipment report broken down by RV category, click here.

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