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SSI: Canadian Coach Sales Gain 2.5% in May

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                                                                                                                               Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales gained 2.5% in May but dipped 1.9% for the first five months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader year-to-date, capturing a 34.4% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (18.8%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (17.5%).

May Class A registrations grew 16.7% while year-to-date sales were up 6.9%. Forest River was No. 1 through May with a 25.7% market share, ahead of Thor (18.2%) and Allied Recreation Group (17.1%).

In the Class C segment, May sales fell 4.3% from a year ago and 7.5% for the five months. Forest River led the category with a 41% share followed by Thor (19.2%) and Winnebago (18.8%).

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: Canadian Towable Sales Fall 26% in May

July 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                                                                                                                               Year-over-year Canadian towable retail sales declined 25.9% in May and 17.5% for the first five months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. All categories were down in May, as the sector has registered negative sales totals every month this year compared with 2013.

Results by segment showed:

• Sales in the travel trailer sector fell 24.2% in May and 15.9% year-to-date.

• Canadian fifth-wheel sales declined 30% for the month and 20.4% through May.

• Folding camping trailer registrations declined 35.2% in May and 27.3% for the five months.

• Canadian sales of recreational park trailers were down 14.8% for the month and 31.7% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towables sales leader through May with a 39.8% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. (30.7%) and Jayco Inc. (16%).

Thor was also the leader in travel trailer sales for the five months, holding a 39.4% market share, while Forest River was No. 2 (28.6%) and Jayco was No. 3 with a 17.6% share.

Thor was the leader in the Canadian fifth-wheel sector year-to-date, capturing a 49.2% market share, with Forest River at No. 2 posting a 31.7% share followed by Jayco at 8.3%. In the park model sector, Thor held a 42% market share while Forest River garnered an 18.8% share followed by General Coach (14.5%).

Forest River led Canadian folding camping trailer sales for the five months with a 66.7% market share while Jayco posted a 24.6% share.

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SSI: Towable Sales Up 1.2% in May, 5% YTD

July 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                                                                                                                               Extending a yearlong trend, retail towable sales remained flat in May, up 1.2%, and showed a 4.9% gain for the first five months.

According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results showed:

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 2.5% for the month and 7.1% year-to-date.

• Fifth-wheel registrations dipped 0.4% in May, but were up 0.9% for the five months.

• Folding camping trailer sales were down 8% for the month and 5.8% through May.

• Recreational park trailer sales fell 18.4% in May and 8.3% for the five months.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader through May with a 36.6% market share, edging out Forest River Inc. which captured a 36.4% share. Jayco Inc. was No. 3 with an 11.3% share.

By segment, Forest River was No. 1 in travel trailer sales for the five months with a 37% market share, ahead of Thor (34.2%) and Jayco (13.2%). Thor was No. 1 in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 49.3% market share, followed by Forest River (31.1%), Jayco (5.5%) and Grand Design RV Co. (5.4%).

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader year-to-date with a 64.6% market share while Jayco (13.5%) held the No. 2 position followed by Columbia Northwest/Aliner Inc. (11.1%). In the park model segment, Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. was No. 1 with a 15.1% share, followed by Skyline Corp. (13.2%) and Thor (13%).

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: May ‘B’ Sales Drop 5.4%; Up 19.7% YTD

July 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                                                                                                                               Year-over-year Class B motorhome sales edged down 5.4% in May, but showed 19.7% growth for the first five months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. was No. 1 in year-to-date Class B sales, owning a 37.1% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (23.6%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (21.8%).

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: April Canadian Coach Sales Decline 13.1%

June 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                                                                                                                               Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales declined 13.1% in April and 6.6% for the first four months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader year-to-date, capturing a 3o.1% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (24.2%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (14.9%).

April Class A registrations dropped 5.9% while year-to-date sales showed no change from a year ago. Forest River was No. 1 through April with a 25.2% market share, ahead of Thor (18.9%) and Winnebago (16.9%).

In the Class C segment, April sales fell 17.7% from a year ago and 12.4% for the four months. Forest River led the category with a 34.9% share followed by Thor (29.5%) and Jayco Inc. (18.1%).

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: Towable Sales Still Flat for April; Up 1.9%

June 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                                                                                                                               Extending a yearlong trend, retail towable sales remained flat in April, up 1.9%, and showed a 4.7% gain for the first four months.

According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results showed:

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 3.7% for the month and 7.3% year-to-date.

• Fifth-wheel registrations dipped 0.9% in April and 0.1% for the four months.

• Folding camping trailer sales were down 10.1% for the month and 6.9% through April.

• Recreational park trailer sales fell 6.3% in April and 7.1% for the four months.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader through April with a 36.7% market share, edging out Forest River Inc. which captured a 36.1% share. Jayco Inc. was No. 3 with a 10.9% share.

By segment, Forest River was No. 1 in travel trailer sales for the four months with a 36.8% market share, ahead of Thor (34%) and Jayco (12.9%). Thor was No. 1 in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 49.5% market share, followed by Forest River (30.9%), Grand Design RV Co. (5.4%) and Jayco (5.3%).

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader year-to-date with a 64.6% market share while Jayco (12.8%) held the No. 2 position followed by Columbia Northwest/Aliner Inc. (11.7%). In the park model segment, Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. was No. 1 with a 15.3% share, followed by Skyline Corp. (14.6%) and Thor (11.5%).

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 Jump 19% During April

June 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                                                                                                                               Year-over-year motorhome registrations grew 19.1% in April and 14.5% for the first four months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Thor Industries Inc. held the No. 1 spot year-to-date with a 26.5% market share followed by Forest River Inc. (24.4%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (19.9%).

In the Class A category, April sales grew 17.4% compared with the previous year and were up 14.4% for the four months. Thor led the sector year-to-date, posting a 22.5% market share, followed by Winnebago (19.7%), Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. (16%) and Forest River (15.9%).

Class C sales rose 20.8% for the month and 14.6% year-to-date. Forest River was the sales leader for the four months with a 33.6% market share while Thor (30.9%) was No. 2 and Winnebago (20.1%) held the No. 3 position.

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: Canadian Motorhome Sales Down 7.4%

May 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                                                                                                                               A dropoff in Class C sales offset gains in the Class A segment as year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales were down 7.4% in March. Statistical Surveys Inc. reported that overall sales edged up 3.1% for the first quarter.

Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader year-to-date, capturing a 31.6% market share, followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (16.9%) and Thor Industries Inc. (16.5%).

March Class A registrations gained 8.6% while year-to-date sales rose 6%. Forest River was No. 1 through March with a 25.3% market share, ahead of Winnebago (18.4%), Fleetwood RV Inc. (17.1%) and Thor (16.5%).

In the Class C segment, March sales dropped 24.6% from a year ago and slipped 0.9% for the three months. Forest River led the category with a 40.7% share followed by Jayco Inc. (21.3%), Thor (16.7%) and Winnebago (14.8%).

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: Class B Sales Flat in March; Up 18% YTD

May 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                                                                                                                               Year-over-year Class B motorhome sales were flat in March, up 0.6%, but showed an 18.4% gain for the first three months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. was No. 1 in year-to-date Class B sales, owning a 40.5% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (24%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (18.3%).

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: March Motorhome Sales Post 5.7% Gain

May 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                                                                                                                               Year-over-year motorhome registrations grew 5.7% in March and 9.7% for the first three months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Thor Industries Inc. held the No. 1 spot year-to-date with a 28.4% market share followed by Forest River Inc. (23.4%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (18%).

In the Class A category, March sales grew 7.1% compared with the previous year and were up 10.4% for the three months. Thor led the sector through March, posting a 22.2% market share, followed by Winnebago (20.3%), Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. (16.4%) and Forest River (15.6%).

Class C sales rose 4.3% for the month and 8.7% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the three months with a 35.8% market share while Forest River (32.7%) was No. 2, followed by Winnebago (15.4%) and Jayco Inc. (9.3%).

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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