Big, expensive Class A models were the volume leaders in October motor-home deliveries, pulling the segment to a 13.3 percent gain year to date. October's motor home deliveries, at 6,200 units, were 1.6 percent higher than the same month a year ago, the smallest such gain in a year.
Gasoline-powered Class A models equipped with slide-outs, or expandable walls, represented 54 percent of total Class A deliveries. Wholesale prices for these models ranged from $60,000 to $80,000. Diesel-powered Class A models equipped with slide-outs accounted for 30 percent of October's Class A deliveries, with wholesale prices ranging from $130,000 to $150,000.
Conversion vehicles, including vans, pickups and sport-utilities, posted modest month to month declines. October's 11,300 units delivered were 1.7 percent below the same month last year. But the segment, with 132,500 units delivered through October, is up 6.1 percent year to date.
The entire RV industry was up 5.8 percent in October, compared with the same month a year ago. Year to date, the industry's 410,700 deliveries put it 8.3 percent ahead.