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SSI: Motorhome Sales See 30% Growth in April

Year-over-year motorhome registrations jumped 29.8% in April while sales for the four months increased 27.3%, 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% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (18.4%). Forest River Inc.’s and its Coachmen RV division tied for the No. 3 position with a 12% share.

In the Class A category, April sales climbed 30.7% compared with 2012 and were up 25.2% for the four months. Thor led the sector through April, posting a 21.8% market share, edging Winnebago who captured a 21.1% share. Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. was No. 3 with a 17.8% share.

Class C sales gained 28.8% for the month and 29.7% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the four months with a 30.6% market share, followed by Coachmen RV (19.1%), Forest River (17.2%) and Winnebago (15.5%).

April rental registrations, primarily Class C sales, were up 9% in April.

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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