After months of headlines telling us about the surge of RV sales, the manufacturing output finally increased across most, although not all, categories of towables and motorized.
Let’s take a look shall we?
Year-over-year there is not much to cheer about. Class A motorhome output is down 35 percent. All motorhomes down 27 percent. The picture looks better for the towables segment. Output is down only 8 percent from last year.
It is interesting to see the production numbers jump in July over last year across all categories except Class A motorhomes. That is definitely a record output for the month of July in the RV industry.
July is typically a slower month for the manufacturers. This chart of monthly shipments for 2018 and 2019 is indicative of the July slowdown.
Not this year.
Will this peak output hold for the balance of the year?
Will it hold until the end of September?
Will 2020 be the year of the RV?