Shipments of conversion vehicles in July declined by one-third from the year-ago month. In all, 3,200 units were shipped.
The year-over-year percentage decline was the largest since February, when shipments were off 40.7 percent from February 2003.
Van conversions represent the largest portion of the segment. They were down 42.9 percent in July to 2,000 units, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association says. SUV conversions were down 33.3 percent to 200 units. Pickup conversions remained steady at 1,000 units in July.
Overall, conversion shipments for the first seven months of 2004 were down 26.5 percent from the year-ago period.
Shipments of motor homes in July were up 13.7 percent from July 2003, to 5,800 units. Within that category, shipments of conventional (Class A) motor homes were up 2.8 percent to 3,700 units. Shipments of mini motor homes (Class C) rose by 35.7 percent, to 1,900 units. Van camper (Class B) shipments doubled to 200 units.
All motor home shipments for the first seven months of 2004 were up 25.2 percent from the same period in 2003.