RV Industry Shows More Signs of Recovery

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- RV manufacturers expect to pass another milestone in their recovery from the recession that landed the industry in a deep ditch.

Led by sales growth for towable RVs and pricier stand-alone motor homes, recreational vehicle makers expect to ship more than 300,000 units to dealers this year for the first time since the economic downturn.

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association says shipments from RV manufacturers to dealers are expected to reach 316,300 units in 2013. That would be up nearly 11 percent from last year's total of 285,749.

Indiana is the manufacturing leader, accounting for 83 percent of RV production in 2012.

Next year's overall shipments are projected at 335,500 units, putting production in the neighborhood of pre-recession output. Shipments bottomed at 165,000 units in 2009.

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