SSI: Motorhome Sales Surge in May, Gain 28%

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July 16, 2013 by   Comments Off on SSI: Motorhome Sales Surge in May, Gain 28%

Year-over-year motorhome registrations jumped 28% in May while sales for the five months increased 29%, 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 25.5% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (18%), Forest River Inc. (12.5%) and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (12.1%).

In the Class A category, May sales climbed 28.8% compared with 2012 and were up 27.6% for the five months. Thor led the sector through May, posting a 21.9% market share, edging Winnebago (20.5%). Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. was No. 3, capturing a 20.7% share.

Class C sales gained 27.2% for the month and 30.6% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the five months with a 29.5% market share, followed by Coachmen RV (19.2%), Forest River (17.5%) and Winnebago (15.2%).

Rental registrations, primarily Class C sales, declined 18% in May.

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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