As anticipated RV shipments took a big hit in April

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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Craig Steinmetz checks out new recreational vehicles at United RV Center store in Haltom City, Texas. Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for January on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero, FIle)

The new isn’t unexpected, but still not great to hear as RV Shipments were down again in April. In fact, it was huge dip from 2019 of about 82%. By the numbers less than 7,200 units were shipped this past month compared to more than 40,000 in April of last year.

If there is any good news it’s that RV manufacturing has since largely resumed and rental companies are reporting a significant increase in interest. The Elkhart Truth says that one company, El Monte RV, in California reported a 400% spike in individuals that wanted to rent an RV during the pandemic.

It’s also expected that demand will increase again with the reopening of parks and campgrounds in some states.

You can read more here with The Elkhart Truth

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