Motor home deliveries in October rose for the eighth straight month.
Manufacturers reported 6,100 deliveries in October, up from 5,100 in October 1997. Year-to-date deliveries of motor homes were up 15.9 percent, to 54,000.
In October, Class A motor homes gained 16.2 percent, while Class C motor homes climbed 25 percent. Class B motor homes - full-sized vans fitted with camping packages - increased 50 percent.
Conversion van deliveries fell 19.8 percent in October, pushing the 10-month figures to a 16.7 percent drop.
Pickup conversions rose 4.2 percent in October, but through the first 10 months of the year, they are down 39.2 percent.
Sport-utility conversions were flat in October compared with year-ago totals, with 900 units delivered. For the year to date, the segment has fallen 21.3 percent.
Towable RVs remain the volume leader, with 18,800 reported deliveries in October. Towables gained 9.9 percent for the month and 13.9 percent for the first 10 months of the year.