LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - RV manufacturers have made up more ground since being sideswiped by the Great Recession, and production of the rolling homes could soon rise to levels seen before the economic downturn.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) RV manufacturers have made up more ground since being sideswiped by the Great Recession, and production of the rolling homes could soon rise to levels seen before the economic downturn.

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association said Tuesday that recreational vehicle shipments from manufacturers to dealers are expected to increase by nearly 4 percent to 361,400 units in 2015. Wholesale shipments are a key measure of consumer demand.

Shipments totaled 353,400 units in 2007, the last year before the industry's downturn.

For 2014, shipments to dealers' lots are forecast to total 348,000 units, up 8.4 percent from the prior year.

The RVIA issued the forecasts at an industry trade show in Louisville, Kentucky.

The projections are more than twice shipment volumes posted during the recession-driven low five years ago.