Stat Surveys: ’09 Motorhome Sales Off 34.8%
Retail sales of Class A and C motorhomes totaled 1,018 units in December, a 8.2% decline from December 2008, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI)
The sales figures reflect a 6.7% sales spurt by Class C motorhomes and a 15.3% dip by the Class A’s.
Sales totals for the two classes were 380 Class C’s, up from 356 in December 2008, and 638 Class A’s, down from 753 in December 2008.
For the entire year, Class A and Class C motorhome sales totaled 18,854, down 34.8% from 28,910 for all of 2008.
Class A retail sales totaled 11,015, down 36.4% from 17,306 sold in all of 2008.
Class C sales totaled 7,839, down 32.4% from 11,604 sold in all of 2008.
Winnebago Industries Inc. ranked first in December, with 192 sales, and for the entire year with 3,620 or a 19.2% market share.
Fleetwood RV Inc. and Thor Industries Inc. were second and third, respectively in December and third and second, respectively, for the entire year.
By class, Tiffin Motor Homes was first in December in Class A sales with 127 units sold. For the entire year, Fleetwood was first with 2,028 units sold, for an 18.4% market shares. Winnebago was second and Monaco RV LLC was third.
In Class C sales, Winnebago was first in December with 90 sales and first for all of 2009 with 1,796 units sold, or a 22.9% market share. Thor was second and Fleetwood was third for the entire year.
As it has for most of 2009, SSI noted that the results were incomplete due to “issues” in the states of Georgia and New Mexico.