Retail sales of towables RVs in May rose 5.9% over May 2009, Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) has reported.
By product segment travel trailer sales were up 10.2%, fifth-wheel sales were up 3%, folding camping trailer sales were off 14.3% and park model sales down 6.3%.
Thor Industries Inc. remained the towable leader with a 30.8% market share.
The combined Forest River Inc./Coachmen RV share was 24.9%. Forest River’s (without Coachmen) was 20.6%.
By segment, Thor was the travel trailer leader with a 30.7% market share, the fifth-wheel leader with a 40.5% market share and the park model leader with a 25.1% share.
Forest River/Coachmen was the folding camping trailer leader with combined 40.3% market share. Forest River’s market share without Coachmen was 31%.
Year-to-date, all towable RV sales are up 4.4% over 2009.
Travel trailer sales year-to-date were up 8.9%, fifth-wheel sales were up 1.4%, folding camping trailer sales were down 17.5% and park model sales were down 5%.
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