Big motor homes continue to boom, helping boost June's motor home deliveries 25.5 percent over the year-ago month.
Class-A motor homes had their best June in more than 20 years, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association reported. The 4,000 deliveries in the month were 21.2 percent more than in June 1998. For the first six months of 1999, Class-A motor home deliveries were up 21.3 percent, with 25,100 units delivered.
RV deliveries, including motor homes and towables, were up 19.4 percent in June. For the first six months, shipments to RV retailers were up 9.8 percent, at 170,200.
The overall industry, including conversion vehicles, was up 16.1 percent in June, with 44,000 units delivered. For the first six months, the industry is up 8.5 percent from the year-ago period, on deliveries of 251,600.
Conversion-vehicle deliveries rose for the fourth straight month, with June deliveries of 15,100 up 10.2 percent over June 1998.