RV Shipments for April 2021 Set Record
The shipment total for April is the most on record for that month, according to a survey from the RV Industry Association
The RV Industry Association’s April 2021 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 51,813 units, the most for any April on record and a more than 9 percent increase over the previous record set in April 2018.
April isn’t an exception, either. RV manufacturers have set a new RV shipment record for each of the past six months. This trend is likely to continue as consumer demand for RVs continues to rise.
“Even with other forms of travel returning, the desire to use an RV to get outdoors and experience an active outdoor lifestyle is stronger than ever,” said RV Industry Association President and CEO Craig Kirby. “We know people plan to go RVing because of their interest in exploring the great outdoors, their newfound flexibility to work or attend school remotely, and their desire to spend time with family. These are not short-term, pandemic-related reasons but rather speak to the long-term appeal of RVs.”
April 2021 total shipments represent a 619.9 percent increase over the 7,197 shipped last April. The reduced shipments for April 2020 resulted from the temporary RV industry shutdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, ended the month with 46,760 wholesale shipments and motorhomes finished the month with 5,053 units. Park Model RVs ended the month up 57.5 percent compared to April 2020 with 378 wholesale shipments.