RV Shipments Hit All-Time High

By Staff Writer April 27, 2021

More RVs made their way to RV dealerships across North America in March than in any prior single month, according to newly released data from the RV Industry Association’s March 2021 survey of manufacturers. The 54,291 wholesale RV units shipped last month is more than a 5% increase over the previous record set in March of 2018.

Americans are enjoying the unique beauty of RV travel

The March shipments also bring total RV shipments in the first quarter of 2021 to a record-breaking 148,507 units, the most RVs ever shipped in a single quarter and a nearly 10% increase over the previous record set in the first quarter of 2018.

“Over the past year, many Americans have rediscovered the great outdoors and the desire to get outside and to live an active outdoor lifestyle. And many of these same people also discovered for the first time that an RV is the perfect way to get the most out of the great outdoors,” said RV Industry Association President & CEO Craig Kirby. “What our members have accomplished over the past year has been incredible. They have overcome challenges presented by the pandemic and have delivered a record number of RVs.”

“While many new buyers reported the pandemic did have some impact on their decision to purchase, the survey results showed ‘restriction on other travel due to COVID’ came in fourth from the bottom of the list,” Kirby said. “This really shows that people didn’t buy RVs over the past year because there weren’t any other options, they bought RVs because of the endless opportunities RVing provides to travel.”

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