Year-over-year motorhome registrations jumped 25.5% in March while sales for the first quarter increased 23.5%, 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 25.9% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (17.4%), Forest River Inc.’s Coachmen RV division (13%) and Forest River (11.5%).
In the Class A category, March sales climbed 10.8% compared with 2012 and were up 20.6% for the three months. Thor led the sector through March, posting a 21.4% market share, while Winnebago held a 21% share and Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. was No. 3 with an 18.6% share.
Class C sales soared 43.4% for the month and 27.1% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the three months with a 31.2% market share, followed by Coachmen RV (21.6%), Forest River (16.8%) and Winnebago (13.1%).
March rental registrations, primarily Class C sales, were up 96% in March.
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