Canadian builder Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. was the top-selling Class B brand in Canada for 2012, according to data from Statistical Surveys Inc.
In a press release, the Saskatchewan-based company reported that it topped the Canadian market with a 46% market share while the Pleasure-Way Excel was the No. 1 selling Class B brand for the year.
“We sincerely appreciate all the effort our dealer partners put forth,” said CEO Dean Rumpel. “As new chassis products such as the Ford Transit and Chrysler ProMaster Van start to enter into market later this year, it is an exciting time to be a Class B manufacturer.”
Pleasure-Way is a family-owned and operated company that began manufacturing Class B motorhomes in 1986. Pleasure-Way has grown into the second largest Class B motorhome manufacturer in North America with a network of over 60 dealers.
Class B motorhome or camper van retail sales increased 14% in November but were down 17.4% for the first 11 months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).
In the November report SSI noted: “Due to state data issues discovered in mid-year the data has been corrected and the year-to-date numbers reflect the additional data added to the previous months. A total of 107 additional units were added to the months prior to November.
For the 11 months, Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. retained its commanding lead in Class B sales, owning a 48% market share, while fellow Canadian builder Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. was second with a 23.6% share.
Thor Industries Inc. was the top U.S. manufacturer through November, holding the No. 3 slot with a 17.3% market share.
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