RVIA Market Report: April RV Shipment Data Shows Pandemic Slump

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The RV Industry Association released its April market report of RV shipment totals today, showing a dramatic drop in total units shipped across all categories.

Every kind of RV listed in the market report showed a drop in April 2020 shipments compared to April 2019, further stunting the year-to-date total number of shipments for 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Shipments for all but two categories of RV, excluding Truck Campers and Folding Camping Trailers, sunk more than 80% from April 2019 to 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. Last year, manufacturers reported 40,243 total RV shipments in April.

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

Each month, the RV Industry Association releases data from a survey of RV manufacturers to show total RV shipments for that month. This information is useful for RV manufacturers and suppliers in forecasting production.

Click here to view the full report from the RVIA.

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