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SSI: ’13 Canadian Towable Sales Flat, Gain 3.2%

February 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year Canadian towable retail sales declined for the third straight month, down 27.9% in December, while registrations for the full year finished up 3.2%. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results by segment showed:

• Sales in the travel trailer sector plunged 20.6% in December but gained 7% for the 12 months.

• Fifth-wheel sales declined 38.5% for the month and 4.3% for 2013.

• Folding camping trailer registrations dropped 46.7% in December and 8.3% for the 12 months.

• Sales of recreational park trailers retreated 50% for the month and 17.5% for the full year.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towables sales leader for 2013 with a 35.7% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. (31.6%) and Jayco Inc. (15.5%).

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: Canadian Motorhome Sales up 11.5% in ’13

February 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales fell 22% in December while registrations grew 11.5% for the full year, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader for 2013, capturing a 36.5% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (21.8%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (13%.1).

SSI reported that Class A registrations were up 7.7% in December from a year ago and 2.8% for the 12 months while the Class C segment showed a 54.2% drop – a result of low volume for the past two months – but remained up 20.2% for the year.

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: Towables Rise 8.5% in Dec.; 15.7% for 2013

February 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

With all categories except folding camping trailers showing year-over-year growth in December, towable sales posted an 8.5% increase for the month and a 15.7% gain for the full year.

According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., Thor Industries Inc. stood as the towable sales leader for 2013 with a 35.9% market share, edging out Forest River Inc. (34.8%). Jayco Inc. earned the No. 3 spot with an 11.4% share. As previously reported, Forest River was No. 1 in motorhome sales for the year, garnering a 25.1% market share.

Category results showed:

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 6.6% in December and 16.9% for the 12 months.

• Fifth-wheel registrations rose 14.9% for the month and 16.4% for the full year.

• Folding camping trailer sales were down 12.8% in December and 0.3% year-to-date.

• Recreational park trailer sales gained 5.3% for the month but fell 8.8% for 2013.

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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Winnebago Earns SSI Top-Selling Brand for ’13

February 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Winnebago Industries Inc. has been recognized by Statistical Surveys Inc., a retail reporting service in Grand Rapids, Mich., for having the top-selling motorhome brand for calendar 2013.

“We are very proud of the continued success of Winnebago in the marketplace and we continue to develop innovative, quality products to promote this iconic American brand,” said Winnebago Vice President of Sales and Product Management Scott Degnan. “We have launched a great motorhome lineup this year, with several brand new, innovative products just entering the marketplace. We believe our new Trend, Viva!, Forza, Solei, and Travato now entering the market will bring us additional incremental growth in the coming year.

“We congratulate our dedicated employees and our strong dealer partners in once again achieving this top selling position.  We look forward to the introduction of even more exciting new products at our upcoming Dealer Days event this spring and we will continue to provide industry-leading support for our dealers and retail customers.”

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SSI: Canadian Trailer Sales Drop 15.5% For Nov.

January 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year Canadian towable retail sales declined  for the second straight month, down 15.5% in November, while registrations for the first 11 months were up 3.5%. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results by segment showed:

• Sales in the travel trailer sector plunged 14.8% in November but gained 7.2% for the 11 months.

• Fifth-wheel sales decreased 13.8% for the month and 3.9% year-to-date.

• Folding camping trailer registrations declined 20% in November and 9.7% for the 11 months.

• Sales of recreational park trailers retreated 48.4% for the month and 16.7% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towables sales leader through November with a 35.7% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. (16.2%) and Jayco Inc. (15.5%). The Forest River Group, which includes the company’s towable building divisions in a “consolidated” report by Statistical Surveys, earned a 32.9% share year-to-date.

Thor was also the leader in travel trailer sales year-to-date holding a 33.9% market share while Jayco was No. 2 with a 17.3% share while Forest River held a 15.1% share.

Thor held a commanding lead in the Canadian fifth-wheel sector through November, capturing a 49.3% market share, with Forest River at No. 2 posting a 16.8% share followed by Forest River’s Palomino RV division at 9.3%. Thor was also No. 1 in park model sales with a 45.8% market share while General Coach was No. 2 (21.2%) and Forest River third (18.6%).

Forest River led Canadian folding camping trailer sales for the 11 months with a 31.3% market share while Jayco posted a 31% share and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division held a 21.4% share.

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: Nov. Canadian Coach Sales See 13.6% Gain

January 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales increased 13.6% in November while registrations rose 12% for the first 11 months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader year-to-date, capturing a 25.2% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (21.8%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (13%). The Forest River Group, which includes its Coachmen RV division in a “consolidated” report by Statistical Surveys, held a 36.6% share.

Class A registrations were up 9.7% in November from a year ago and 2.7% year-to-date. Thor was No. 1 in the category for the 11 months with a 23.2% market share, ahead of Fleetwood RV Inc. (15%). Winnebago was No. 3, garnering a 14.4% share, followed by Forest River at 13.8%.

In the Class C segment, November sales climbed 23.1% from a year ago and were up 21.5% for the 11 months. Forest River held the top spot year-to-date with a 35% market share followed by Thor (20.7%). Coachmen RV posted a 13.8% share while Jayco Inc. held a 13.6% share.

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 up 12.8% in Nov.; 15.5% YTD

January 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year retail towable registrations, driven by double-digit gains in travel trailer and fifth-wheel sales, rose 12.8% in November and showed a 15.5% increase for the first 11 months. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results showed:

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 14.8% in November and 16.9% for the 11 months.

• Fifth-wheel registrations rose 12% for the month and 15.9% year-to-date.

• Folding camping trailer sales were down 4.2% in November and 0.3% year-to-date.

• Recreational park trailer sales decreased 27.3% for the month and 11.9% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader through November with a 35.9% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 22.3% and Jayco Inc. with an 11.5% share. The Forest River Group, which includes the company’s towable building divisions in a “consolidated” report by Statistical Surveys, earned a 34.9% share for the 11 months.

By segment, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32.7% share for the first 11 months, ahead of Forest River (22.6%) and Jayco (13.3%). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 51.1% market share, while Forest River posted an 18.5% share and Forest River’s Palomino RV division held a 6.2% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the 11 months with a 44.3% market share while Jayco (16.8%) held the No. 2 position followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (14.6%). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 20.7% market share, followed by Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. (13.1%) and Skyline Corp. (8.8%).

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 Coach Sales Up 3.6% for November

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year Class B motorhome sales rose 3.6% in November and 14.6% for the first 11 months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

Through November, Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. was No. 1 in Class B sales, owning a 38.8% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. with a 22.6% share. Winnebago Industries Inc. (17.1%) edged out Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. (17%) for the No. 3 spot.

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: October Canadian Towable Sales Drop 4.5%

December 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year Canadian retail sales of towable RVs fell 4.5% in October, while registrations for the first 10 months were up 3.9%. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results by segment showed:

• Sales in the travel trailer sector dipped 0.3% in October but gained 7.6% for the 10 months.

• Fifth-wheel sales decreased 10.4% for the month and 3.7% year-to-date.

• Folding camping trailer registrations were up 5.4% in October but declined 9.6% for the 10 months.

• The recreational park trailers retreated 51.5% for the month and 14.6% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towables sales leader through October with a 35.6% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. (16.2%) and Jayco Inc. (15.6%). The Forest River Group, which includes the company’s towable building divisions in a “consolidated” report by Statistical Surveys, earned a 31.6% share through October.

Thor was also the leader in travel trailer sales year-to-date with a 33.9% market share while Jayco was No. 2 with a 17.4% share and Forest River held a 15% share.

Thor held a commanding lead in the Canadian fifth-wheel sector through October, capturing a 49.2% market share, with Forest River at No. 2 posting a 16.8% share followed by Forest River’s Palomino RV division at 9.4%. Thor was also No. 1 in park model sales with a 46.4% market share, General Coach was No. 2 (21.3%) and Forest River third (18.3%).

Forest River led the Canadian folding camping trailer sales for the 10 months with a 31.2% market share while Jayco posted a 31.1% share and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division held a 21.4% share.

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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