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Stat Surveys: Class B Retails Rose 22.5% in May

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Stat Surveys logoRetail sales of Class B motorhomes rose 22.5% in May over May 2009, Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) reported today (July 13).

It was the fifth straight month that Class B sales have improved on a year-over-year basis.

Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek Inc. remained the clear leader in Class B sales with a 45.6% market share in May.

Winnebago Industries Inc. was second with a 20.6% market share, while another Canadian builder, Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd., was a close third with a 20% share.

Class B sales year-to-date are up 58.5% over 2009.

Year-to-date, Roadtrek is the leader with a 41.7% market share, followed by Pleasure-Way, 22%; Winnebago, 18.4%; and Thor Industries Inc., 13.3%.

The Class B market is small, compared to other motorized sales, with 2010 sales to date of less than 650 units.

The report does not contain data from Georgia or New Mexico, and data from Minnesota is incomplete.

To subscribe to SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext 128, or (616) 446-8179 (cell).

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Stat Surveys: April Class B Sales Rose 29.1%

June 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Retail sales of Class B motorhomes rose 29.1% in April, Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) has reported.

Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek Inc. continues to lead the way in U.S. Class B sales with a 38.8% market share in April and a 39.8% share year-to-date, SSI stated.

Another Canadian builder, Pleasure-Way Industrise Ltd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was second with a 24.8% share in April and 23% share year-to-date.

Winnebago Industries Inc. was the leading U.S.-based Class B builder and in third place with a 21.1% share in April and 18.1% share year-to-date. Winnebago’s ERA was the top-selling model among all the 24 models sold during the month by U.S. and Canadian builders.

The market for Class B motorhomes is a fraction of the total RV market. Year-to-date retail sales for the eight Class B builders surveyed total less than 500 units, SSI noted.

To subscribe to this and other SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext 128 or (616) 446-8179 (cell).

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