Retail sales of Class B motorhomes rose 82% in February over February 2009, Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) reported today (April 12).
In its inaugural report on Class B sales to RVBUSINESS.com, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based SSI noted that Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc., based in Kitchener, Ontario, led the way with a 47.7% market share in February. Fellow Canadian builder Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. was second with a 19.8% share. Thor Industries Inc. was the top U.S. builder with a 14.4% market share. Winnebago Industries Inc. rounded out the top four.
Sales of eight Class B builders were cited in the report.
For year-to-date, Class B sales are up 90.2% over the first two months of 2009. Roadtrek held a 45.3% share for the first two months, followed by Pleasure-Way, Winnebago and Thor.
A small market category by comparison, Class B wholesale shipments in 2009 totaled 1,200 units, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).