U.S. motor home and conversion vehicle shipments began the year behind 2000 levels.
Motor home shipments in January dropped 42.6 percent, compared with the same month last year. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-over-year declines for motor home shipments.
January's drop was the largest percentage decline during those months.
Class As, which represent the largest part of the motor home market, took the segment's biggest drop, falling 46.7 percent, from 4,500 units to 2,400 units. Class Cs fell 30.8 percent, from 1,300 units to 900 units. Class Bs fell 33.3 percent, from 300 units to 200 units.
Shipments of conversion vehicles fell 42.9 percent in January.
Van conversions, which represented the segment's largest decline, were down 45 percent, from 6,000 units to 3,300 units.
Pickup conversions dropped 41.7 percent. Sport-utilities fell 28.6 percent.