Retail sales of Class B motorhomes dropped 17.2% in September from September 2009, Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) has reported.
It was the first year-over-year decline for Class B sales this year, following a steady improvement starting in 2009.
Year-to-date, Class B sales still remain a healthy 28.8% ahead of the 2009 pace.
Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. remained the industry leader in September with a 40.6% market share, followed by fellow Canadian builder Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. with a 21.9% share. Winnebago Industries Inc. was the leader among U.S. builders with a 19.8% share and in third place overall.
Year-to-date, Roadtrek is the industry leader with a 42.1% market share, followed by Pleasure-Way with a 22.1% share and Winnebago with an 18.3% share.
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