Shipments of motor homes rose in 2003. The number of units shipped - 61,900 - was 2.5 percent higher than in 2002.
Class A's, which make up the majority of the motor home segment, posted the largest percentage increase in 2003, up 4.8 percent to 41,500 units. Class B's, which represent the smallest portion of motor home shipments, were down 25 percent to 2,100 units. Class C's rose 1.7 percent to 18,300 units.
Motor home shipments in December, which totaled 5,500 units, were up 25 percent compared with December 2002.
Conversion vehicles did not fare as well in 2003. Shipments, which totaled 57,000 units, were down 15.8 percent compared with 2002.
SUV conversions, which are the smallest part of the segment, were down 21.3 percent for the year to 3,700 units.
Van conversions, the largest part of the segment, were down 17.6 percent to 38,800 units. Pickup conversions were down 8.8 percent to 14,500 units. Conversion shipments in December, which totaled 3,600 units, were down 20 percent compared with December 2002.