Year-over-year motorhome registrations edged up 3.7% in September and 6.9% for the first nine months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. Sales increased 14.1% for the third quarter.
Thor Industries Inc. ranked as the motorhome sales leader year-to-date with a 20.4% market share, followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (19.9%) and Forest River Inc. (12%).
In the Class A category, registrations in September dipped 3.5% compared with 2011, while sales were up 5.8% for the nine months. Winnebago led the category year-to-date, posting a 21.7% market share, while Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. held a 19.8% share and Thor was No. 3 with an 18.7% share.
Class C sales grew 16% for the month and 8.3% year-to-date. Thor led the category through September with a 22.5% market share, followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (18.6%), Forest River (17.9%) and Winnebago (17.7%).
A low volume of rental registrations, primarily Class C sales, fell 57% in September.
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