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SSI: Canadian Coach Sales Fall 55.6% in August

Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales plummeted 55.6% in August while registrations were down 6.6% for the eight months. Statistical Surveys Inc. reported that data for the provinces of British Columbia and Manitoba are incomplete.

Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader through August, capturing a 24% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (22.3%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (14.1%).

August Class A registrations dropped 48.1% from the year prior and declined 8.2% year-to-date. Thor was No. 1 in the category for the first eight months with a 23.8% market share, ahead of Fleetwood RV Inc. (16%) and Winnebago (14.9%).

In the Class C segment, sales fell 64.4% for August and 5.1% for the eight months. Forest River held the No. 1 spot year-to-date with a 35.7% market share followed by Thor (20.9%) and Winnebago (13.4%).

To subscribe to this or other SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext 128, or (616) 446-8179 (cell).

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