RV shipments totaled 30,288 units in March, a decrease of 20.3 percent from the 38,015 units shipped in March 2019, according to the RV Industry Association’s March 2020 survey of manufacturers.
The decline came as manufacturers stopped production due to the coronavirus and after they had posted month-over-month gains for the first two months of 2020.
Despite the reduction in RV production, RV shipments showed a slight increase—0.4 percent—for the first three months of 2020 over the same period in 2019.
Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 27,723 units for the month, a decrease of 17.9 percent compared to last March’s total of 33,754 units. Motorhomes finished the month with 2,565 units, down 39.8 percent compared to the March 2019 total of 4,261 units.
Park Model RVs finished the month down 12.9 percent compared to last March with 364 wholesale shipments.