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SSI: Canadian Towables Grow 8.1% For 8 Months

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October 13, 2017 by   Leave a Comment

Year-over-year Canadian towable sales rose 8.1% during the first eight months of 2017, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). 

Results by segment showed:

• Travel trailer sales grew 9.9% year-to-date.

• Canadian fifth-wheel sales edged up 3.7% through August.

• Folding camping trailer registrations fell 7.1% year-to-date.

• Park model RV sales showed no gain for the eight months.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towable sales leader through August with a 55.6% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. which notched a 33.7% share.

Thor was the leader in travel trailer sales for the eight months, claiming a 56.9% market share, followed by Forest River (33.5%). Thor was No. 1 in Canadian fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 57.5% market share, followed by Forest River (26.9%) and Grand Design RV Co. (10.7%).

Forest River led year-to-date Canadian folding camping trailer sales with a 68.5% market share while Thor posted a 21.6% share.

To subscribe to this or other SSI reports contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext. 128, or (616) 901-8335 (cell). 

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