Southaven, MS, September 11, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- A recreational vehicle industry forecast predicts 2018 will be another record year for RV production and 2019 will be even greater.
The RV Industry Association said, in a news release, that the forecast expects 505,900 units will be shipped to RV dealers this year, capping nine straight years of growth and resulting in the highest annual total for the RV market.
The RVIA said this year’s growth for the industry got a big boost in the second quarter when 134,502 units were moved to dealers. That amount was the third-highest quarterly shipment total in more than 40 years.
In addition, year-to-date shipments are at 308,113 units, a 6.5 percent gain over the 289,366 units shipped through the first seven months of last year, according to RVIA statistics.
The new projection calls for RV shipments in 2019 to range between 485,900 and 510,600 units, with the most likely total to be 497,100 units, according to RV RoadSigns, the industry shipment tracking survey conducted by Richard Curtin, director of the surveys of consumers at the University of Michigan.
“RV shipments have experienced incredible gains year after year for nearly a decade, and this new industry data indicates the total number of shipments will continue to hover near or exceed the half-million-mark next year,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the RV Industry Association.
“Southaven RV and Marine is happy to report that our dealership can confirm similar local trends in line with national predictions. We are blessed to thrive as a locally owned business here in Southaven and continue to help our customers improve their quality of life,” said Mark Hixson, president and owner of Southaven RV and Marine, Southaven MS.
About Southaven RV & Marine
Southaven RV & Marine, a locally owned and operated business, has become the largest indoor RV and marine showroom in the country. Owners, Mark and Carlene Hixson were recently presented with the nationally coveted customer service award and top sales awards for Mississippi. Southaven RV and Marine has grown to become recognized as one of the largest RV Dealers and Boat Dealers in the USA.
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Company: Southaven RV & Marine
Address: 5485 Pepper Chase Road, Southaven, MS 38671