Shipments of conversion vehicles grew in November, as the recreation vehicle industry gained strength.
Conversion vehicle shipments in November totaled 5,400 units, up 20 percent from the year-ago period. Through 11 months of 2002, conversion vehicle shipments totaled 63,200 units, up 5.5 percent from 2001.
Conversions of pickups and SUVs totaled 2,000 units in November, up 100 percent. From January through November, pickup and SUV conversions totaled 19,200 units, up 5.5 percent from the year-ago period.
Shipments of van conversions totaled 3,400 units in November, down 2.9 percent from a year earlier.