Shipments to recreational vehicle dealers, including motor homes and towable RVs, rose sharply in September, with 28,700 units delivered, an 18.1 percent increase over the same month a year ago.
The motorized segment was pushed by deliveries of Class A motor homes, which were up 17.5 percent, to 4,700 units.
Shipments to RV retailers were up 9.5 percent for the year through September, with 251,000 units delivered. Motor-home shipments, including Class A, Class B and Class C, were up 14.8 percent for the year, with 55,000 units delivered.
Conversion vehicles are continuing a slow recovery, with 12,700 delivered in September, 6.7 percent ahead of the same month a year ago. For the year, 121,200 conversion vehicles were delivered, including vans, sport-utilities and pickups. The segment is 6.9 percent ahead of this time last year.
The entire industry, including conversion vehicles, was up 14.4 percent in September over the year-ago month, to 41,400 units. Year-to-date, the industry is 8.6 percent ahead of last year, with 372,200 units delivered.