American RV shipments to top 600,000 this year and next

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) in the United States is predicting that wholesale shipments for RVs will exceed 600,000 units, both in 2021 and in 2022. The date comes from the quarterly forecast compiled by ITR Economics on behalf of the RVIA.

Year-end shipments for 2021 are predicted to finish up anywhere between 593,600 and 610,800, with the most likely figure around 602,200 units. Continued growth is expected through 2022 with shipments ranging between 599,760 and 627,700 units with a most likely total of 613,700 units, an increase of 1.9% over 2021.

RVIA president and CEO, Craig Kirby, said: “RV manufacturers and suppliers have accomplished something never before seen with the incredible number of RV produced in 2021 and forecasted to be built in 2022. More RVs will be headed to dealer lots in 2022 than ever before, allowing even more consumers to experience the freedom and control of traveling the country in their ideal RV.”

Meanwhile, RVIA chair and president and CEO of Airxcel, Jeff Rutherford, added: “The RV industry is looking at double-digit growth rates into mid-2022, due in part to low inventories, the strong financial standing of consumers, and the desire of consumers to get outdoors and experience an active outdoor lifestyle.

“Thanks to the RV manufacturers and suppliers, more consumers than ever before will be able to take advantage of all of the benefits of owning an RV.”

RVIA members can view the full Winter 2021 issue of RV Roadsigns here.

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