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SSI: Motorhome Sales Edge Up 2.3% in February

April 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                         Year-over-year motorhome registrations grew 2.3% in February and 7.7% for the first two months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Thor Industries Inc. held the No. 1 spot year-to-date with a 26.6% market share followed by Forest River Inc. (22.1%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (19.4%).

In the Class A category, February sales grew 10.1% compared with the previous year and were up 6.7% for the two months. Thor led the sector through February, posting a 22.1% market share, followed by Winnebago (21.2%), Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. (16.4%) and Forest River (15.5%).

Class C sales fell 6.8% for February but gained 9.1% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the two months with a 32.9% market share while Forest River (31.2%) was No. 2, followed by Winnebago (17%) and Jayco Inc. (10.7%).

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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SSI: C’s Push Coach Sales up 8.6% for January

March 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year motorhome registrations grew 8.6% in January, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Thor Industries Inc. held the No. 1 spot for the month with a 28.5% market share followed by Forest River Inc. (22.3%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (18.5%).

In the Class A category, January sales dipped 3.1% compared with the previous year. Thor led the sector, posting a 23.3% market share, followed by  Winnebago (20.6%), Forest River (16.3%) and Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. (14.6%).

Class C sales jumped 29.1% for January as Thor led the category with a 35.3% market share. Forest River (30.1%) was No. 2, followed by Winnebago (15.8%) and Jayco Inc. (10.7%).

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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SSI: November Motorhome Sales Increase 15.8%

January 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year motorhome registrations grew 15.8% in November while sales for the 11 months increased 34%, 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 23.5% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (19.2%), Forest River Inc. (13.8%) and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (11.2%). The Forest River Group, which includes Coachmen in a “consolidated” report by Statistical Surveys, was the leader through November with a 25.2% share.

In the Class A category, November sales climbed 8.4% compared with 2012 and were up 30.4% for the 11 months. Thor led the sector through November, posting a 21.6% market share and edging Winnebago (20.7%). Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. was No. 3, capturing a 17.2% share, while Fleetwood RV Inc. garnered a 12.4% share.

Class C sales jumped 28.4% for the month and 38.5% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the 11 months with a 25.7% market share, followed by Forest River (18.9%), Coachmen (17.6%) and Winnebago (17.3%).

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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SSI: Oct. Coach Sales Rise 42%; C’s Gain 62.5%

December 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year motorhome registrations soared 41.6% in October while sales for the 10 months increased 34.6%, 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 23.7% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (19%), Forest River Inc. (13.7%) and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (11.4%). The Forest River Group, which includes Coachmen in a “consolidated” report by Statistical Surveys, was the leader through October with a 25.3% share.

In the Class A category, October sales climbed 29.4% compared with 2012 and were up 31.4% for the 10 months. Thor led the sector through October, posting a 21.7% market share and edging Winnebago (20.7%). Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. was No. 3, capturing a 17.1% share, while Fleetwood RV Inc. garnered a 12.5% share.

Class C sales surged 62.5% for the month and 38.5% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the 10 months with a 26.1% market share, followed by Forest River (18.9%), Coachmen (17.8%) and Winnebago (16.9%).

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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SSI: Motorhome Sales Surge 26.7% in September

November 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year motorhome registrations jumped 26.7% in September while sales for the nine months increased 32.8%, 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 23.8% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (18.9%), Forest River Inc. (13.6%) and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (11.6%). The Forest River Group, which includes Coachmen in a “consolidated” report by Statistical Surveys, was ranked as the leader for September with a 25.4% share.

In the Class A category, September sales climbed 23.1% compared with 2012 and were up 30.4% for the nine months. Thor led the sector through September, posting a 21.8% market share and edging Winnebago (20.9%). Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. was No. 3, capturing a 17% share, while Fleetwood RV Inc. garnered a 12.5% share.

Class C sales gained 31.8% for the month and 35.6% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the nine months with a 26% market share, followed by Forest River (18.7%), Coachmen (18.1%) and Winnebago (16.6%).

Rental registrations, primarily Class C sales, surged 186% in September, but represented relatively low volume.

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SSI: Motorhome Sales Climb 22.7% For August

October 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year motorhome registrations jumped 22.7% in August while sales for the eight months increased 31.4%, 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 24.1% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (18.4%), Forest River Inc. (13.6%) and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (11.7%). The Forest River Group, which includes Coachmen in a “consolidated” report by Statistical Surveys, was ranked as the leader for August with a 25.5% share.

In the Class A category, August sales climbed 17.4% compared with 2012 and were up 29.6% for the eight months. Thor led the sector through August, posting a 21.9% market share and edging Winnebago (20.3%). Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. was No. 3, capturing a 17.4% share, while Fleetwood RV Inc. garnered a 12.7% share.

Class C sales gained 30.1% for the month and 33.4% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the eight months with a 26.6% market share, followed by Forest River (18.8%), Coachmen (18.3%) and Winnebago (16.3%).

Rental registrations, primarily Class C sales, declined 10% in August.

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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SSI: Motorhome Sales Continue Climb For July

September 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year motorhome registrations jumped 22.5% in July while sales for the seven months increased 30.9%, 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 24.6% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (18.3%), Forest River Inc. (13.3%) and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (12.1%).

In the Class A category, July sales climbed 20.8% compared with 2012 and were up 30% for the seven months. Thor led the sector through July, posting a 21.9% market share, edging Winnebago (20.5%). Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. was No. 3, capturing a 17.5% share, while Fleetwood RV Inc. garnered a 12.7% share.

Class C sales gained 24.5% for the month and 31.9% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the seven months with a 27.6% market share, followed by Coachmen RV (18.9%), Forest River (18.4%) and Winnebago (15.9%).

Rental registrations, primarily Class C sales, gained 8% in June.

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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Motorhome Sales on a Roll; Gain 29.6% in June

August 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year motorhome registrations jumped 29.6% in June while sales for the six months increased 30.9%, 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% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (18.1%), Forest River Inc. (12.8%) and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (12.2%).

In the Class A category, June sales climbed 31.3% compared with 2012 and were up 30.3% for the six months. Thor led the sector through June, posting a 21.8% market share, edging Winnebago (20.5%). Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. was No. 3, capturing an 18% share, while Fleetwood RV Inc. garnered a 12.7% share.

Class C sales gained 27.7% for the month and 31.6% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the six months with a 28.5% market share, followed by Coachmen RV (19%), Forest River (17.9%) and Winnebago (15.5%).

Rental registrations, primarily Class C sales, gained 11% in June.

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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Attendees Eye Motorhomes at Midwest RV Show

August 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Large Class A motorhomes greet visitors as soon as they enter the grounds of the Midwest RV Super Show. And they can be found further down the aisle amid the 300 RVs at this weekend’s show at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind.

As reported by the South Bend Tribune, prices run as high as nearly $300,000, but it seems proportional to the vehicles that stretch as long as 40 feet.

Nationally, people are having no trouble taking the step into what many would consider the finest of the RVs. So far this year, sales are up 32%  for Class A motorhomes over last year.

Whether because of the leather sectional and recliner, large refrigerator, three flat-screen TVs or 1 1/2 baths, it’s fair to say many people wished the inside of their house looked as nice as the 2013 Dutch Star by Newmar Corp.

John and Janet Lipscomb, of Punta Gorda, Fla., were studying the offerings closely Thursday (Aug. 8). They are on their third Class A motorhome since 1997 and were looking at purchasing their fourth.

“The best part is you can have your things with you,” said Janet, citing closets for clothes. “Plus we can make a long trip out of it and tour.”

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Baird: May Coach Sales Show Strong Demand

July 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The investment firm of Robert W. Baird & Co. issued a client newsletter after this week’s release by Statistical Surveys Inc. of the summary of retail sales of motorhomes in May. Excerpts from the Baird newsletter follow.

U.S. motorhome retail up 28%. According to data from Statistical Surveys, motorhome (Class A & C) retail increased 28% in May. Class A sales jumped 29% while Class C retail improved 27%. Thor motorhome retail demand increased 35% in May, the first month of the company’s fiscal Q4. Winnebago reported results for its May quarter on June 27.

Motorhome retail registrations in the U.S. increased 28% in May. Class A registrations improved 29% while Class C reported registrations increased 27% in May. The robust growth is consistent with the strong retail trends reported in our recent dealer survey. According to SSI, year-to-date Class A retail improved 28% while Class C demand jumped 31% through May. Industry comparisons become more difficult in June.

Thor retail up 35% in May. Thor U.S. motorhome retail demand jumped 35% in May, which represents the first month of Thor’s fiscal Q4. The growth was driven by robust demand for Class A models (+47%) and strong growth in Class C (+25%). We model Thor North American motorhome retail growth of 35% in fiscal Q4, consistent with the early-quarter trends.

Winnebago. Winnebago already reported fiscal Q3 results on June 27, so the data are not incremental. Winnebago results implied North America motorhome retail improved 23% in the May quarter.

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