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SSI: A’s Drive Feb. Coach Sales to 8% Growth

Year-over-year motorhome registrations rose 7.9% in February while sales for the two months increased 15.6%, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Thor Industries Inc. held the No. 1 spot in year-to-date motorhome registrations with a 26.7% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (19.2%), Forest River Inc. (11.9%) and Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. (10.8%).

In the Class A category, November sales climbed 16.6% compared with 2012 and were up 22% for the two months. Winnebago led the category through February, posting a 22.6% market share, while Thor held a 21% share and Tiffin was No. 3 with an 18.4% share.

Class C sales edged down 0.8% for the month but grew 7.6% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the two months with a 34.7% market share, followed by Forest River (19.7%), Winnebago (14.4%) and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (13.7%).

February rental registrations, primarily Class C sales, fell 23% in February.

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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