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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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SSI: Powerboat Sales Dip 2.6% During November

December 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The seemingly unsinkable aluminum pontoon market contributed what it could in November, but it wasn’t able to keep the recreational boat industry from experiencing a modest decline in sales, its first since the spring quarter.

According to Soundings Trade Only, sales in the main powerboat segments fell 1.5%, or 43 boats, to 2,794, and industrywide sales dropped 2.6%, or 106 boats, to 3,934, in 28 early-reporting states that represent about 64% of the national market, Statistical Surveys Inc. reported.

The industrywide drop was the first since June. Sales in the main segments, a group that consists of two aluminum and five fiberglass categories, fell for the first time since April.

Statistical Surveys national marine sales manager Ryan Kloppe said chilly weather contributed to the November decline.

“The weather turned pretty cold in November for most of the country,” he said.

November is traditionally a slow month for boat sales. The industry sold 5,069 boats industrywide in all 50 states in November 2012.

Florida was the November sales leader among the early-reporting states at 1,210 boats, followed by Texas (504), Louisiana (289), North Carolina (216) and Georgia (185).

Florida (1,109), Texas (569) and Louisiana (388) also led the sales list last year.

Rounding out the top 10 in November this year were California (183), Arizona (139), Michigan (136), South Carolina (126) and Tennessee (105).

Kloppe predicts that sales for all 50 states for the full year will be up about 6 percent in the main segments and 3 percent industrywide.

“We can consider that moderate growth, with momentum heading into 2014, where we can continue that growth,” he said.

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SSI: Canadian Coach Sales Up 3.8% For October

December 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales increased 3.8% in October while registrations rose 11.9% for the first 10 months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader year-to-date, capturing a 25.8% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (22.1%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (12.7%).

Class A registrations edged up 1.9% in October from a year ago and 2.2% year-to-date. Thor was No. 1 in the category for the 10 months with a 23.6% market share, ahead of Fleetwood RV Inc. (14.9%). Forest River was No. 3, garnering a 14.3% share, followed by Winnebago at 14%.

In the Class C segment, October sales rose 7.4% from a year ago and were up 21.4% for the nine months. Forest River held the top spot year-to-date with a 35.3% market share followed by Thor (20.9%). Forest River’s Coachmen RV division posted a 13.6% share while Jayco Inc. held a 13.4% 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: Towable Sales Jump 15.6% During October

December 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year retail towable sales gained 15.6% in October and showed a 15.2% increase for the first 10 months. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results showed:

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 18.5% in October and 16.6% for the 10 months.

• Fifth-wheel registrations rose 12.4% for the month and 15.6% year-to-date.

• Folding camping trailer sales were up 0.8% in October, but dipped 0.4% year-to-date.

• Recreational park trailer sales decreased 20.7% for the month and 12% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader through October with a 35.8% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 22.4% 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 35.1% share for the 10 months.

By segment, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32.6% share for the first 10 months, ahead of Forest River (22.6%) and Jayco (13.4%). 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 6.3% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the 10 months with a 44.3% market share while Jayco (16.9%) held the No. 2 position followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (14.8%). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 21.3% market share, followed by Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. (12.7%) and Skyline Corp. (8.4%).

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 Show 10.4% Decline For Oct.

December 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year Class B motorhome sales retreated 10.4% in October but gained 15% for the first 10 months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

Through October, Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. was No. 1 in Class B sales, owning a 38.6% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. with a 22% share. Winnebago Industries Inc. (17.6%) edged out Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. (17.5%) 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: 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: Canadian Towable Sales Up 7.1% For Sept.

November 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year Canadian retail sales of towable RVs rose 7.1% in September, while registrations for the first nine months were up 4%. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results by segment showed:

• Sales in the travel trailer sector grew 10% in September and 7.8% for the nine months.

• Fifth-wheel sales increased 5.3% for the month, but fell 3.5% year-to-date.

• Folding camping trailer registrations fell 9.5% in September and 9.9% for the nine months.

• The recreational park trailers segment fell 38.6% for the month and 8.5% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towables sales leader through September with a 35.6% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. (16.2%) and Jayco Inc. (15.7%). The Forest River Group, which includes the company’s towable building divisions in a “consolidated” report by Statistical Surveys, earned a 31.7% share for August.

Thor was also the leader in travel trailer sales year-to-date with a 34% 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 August, capturing a 49% market share, with Forest River at No. 2 posting a 17% share followed by Forest River’s Palomino RV division at 9.3%. Thor was also No. 1 in park model sales with a 45.5% market share, General Coach was No. 2 (22.1%) and Forest River third (17.4%).

Forest River led the Canadian folding camping trailer sales for the nine months with a 31.4% market share while Jayco posted a 31.2% 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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