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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: 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: Towable Sales Flat in February, Grow 1.2%

April 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                                         Year-over-year retail towable registrations remained flat in February, up 1.2%, and showed a 2% gain for the first two months.

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

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 4.5% for the month and 6.3% year-to-date.

• Fifth-wheel registrations declined 4.9% for February and 6.2% for the two months.

• Folding camping trailer sales were down 14.2% for the month and 12.1% through February.

• Recreational park trailer sales fell 6.5% in February, but edged up 1.1% for the two months.

Forest River Inc. was the towable sales leader through February with a 34.8% market share, edging out Thor Industries Inc., which posted a 34% share. Jayco Inc. was No. 3 with a 10% share.

By segment, Forest River was No. 1 in year-to-date travel trailer sales with a 35.4% share, ahead of Thor (30.1%) and Jayco (12.3%). Thor was No. 1 in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 48.5% market share, followed by Forest River (30.7%), Grand Design RV Co. (5.2%) and Jayco (4.7%).

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the two months with a 68% market share while Columbia Northwest/Aliner Inc. (12.2%) held the No. 2 position followed by Jayco (9.1%). In the park model segment, Skyline Corp. was No. 1 with a 13.1% share, while Thor and Champion Home Builders tied for second with a 12.6% share. Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. was third, capturing an 11.5% 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 Edge Down 1.6% in January

March 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year retail towable registrations edged down 1.6% in January, perhaps reflecting the severe winter weather that has affected retail shows and manufacturers’ production schedules.

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

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 4.1% in January.

• Fifth-wheel registrations declined 12.5% for the month.

• Folding camping trailer sales were down 16.1% in January.

• Recreational park trailer sales were up 2.1% for the month.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader for the month with a 33.6% market share, edging out Forest River Inc. (33.3%). Jayco Inc. was No. 3 with a 9.8% share.

By segment, Forest River was No. 1 in January travel trailer sales with a 34% share, ahead of Thor (29%) and Jayco (12%). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 49.7% market share, followed by Forest River with a 29.1% share. Grand Design RV Co. and Jayco were tied for the third spot, capturing a 4.8% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the month with a 66.9% market share while Columbia Northwest/Aliner Inc. (13%) held the No. 2 position followed by Jayco (9.6%). In the park model segment, Champion/Athens Park Homes was No. 1, posting a 14.3% market share. Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. and Skyline Corp. tied for No. 2 with a 12.2% share followed by Chariot Eagle Inc. (9.2%).

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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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: 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: Towable Sales Post 14% Gain in September

November 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year retail towable sales gained 14% in September and showed a 14.8% increase for the first nine months. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., travel trailer and fifth-wheel sales registered double-digit growth for the month while overall sales for the third quarter rose 19%.

Results showed:

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 14.6% in September and 16.1% for the nine months.

• Fifth-wheel registrations rose 16.2% for the month and 15.4% year-to-date.

• Folding camping trailer sales were up 4.3% in September, but dipped 0.7% year-to-date.

• Recreational park trailer sales decreased 30.6% for the month and 11.4% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader through September with a 35.4% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 22.4% and Jayco Inc. with an 11.6% share. The Forest River Group, which includes the company’s towable building divisions in a “consolidated” report by Statistical Surveys, earned a 35.2% share for September.

By segment, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32.7% share for the first nine months, ahead of Forest River (22.6%) and Jayco (13.4%). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 49.7% market share, while Forest River posted an 18.6% share and Forest River’s Palomino RV division held a 6.4% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the nine months with a 44.2% market share while Jayco (17.1%) 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 21.4% market share, with Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. No. 2 at 11.7% followed by Skyline Corp. with an 8.5% 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 Post 12.7% Gain for August

October 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year retail towable sales gained 12.7% in August while registrations for the first eight months showed a 13.8% increase. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results showed:

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 14.2% in August and 15.2% for the eight months.

• Fifth-wheel registrations rose 13.1% for the month and 14.3% year-to-date.

• Folding camping trailer sales were dipped 2.8% in August and 2% year-to-date.

• Recreational park trailer sales decreased 21.6% for the month  and 10.9% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader through August with a 35.4% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 22.5% and Jayco Inc. with an 11.6% share. The Forest River Group, which includes the company’s towable building divisions in a “consolidated” report by Statistical Surveys, earned a 35.3% share for August.

By segment, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32.8% share for the first eight months, ahead of Forest River (22.7%) and Jayco (14.4%). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 49.5% market share, while Forest River posted an 18.6% share and Forest River’s Palomino RV division held a 6.6% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the eight months with a 44.1% market share while Jayco (17.2%) 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 22% market share, with Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. No. 2 at 11.4% followed by Skyline Corp. with an 8.8% 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: All Towable Segments Post Gains in July

September 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year retail towable sales gained 21.5% in July while registrations for the first seven months showed a 13.6% increase. Every towable segment was up for the month while all but folding camping trailers recorded double-digit growth.

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

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 24.2% in July and 15% for the seven months.

• Fifth-wheel registrations rose 16.8% for the month and 14.1% year-to-date.

• Folding camping trailer sales were up 4.4% in July, but dipped 2.2% year-to-date.

• Recreational park trailer sales increased 32% for the month, but were down 9.6% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader through the July with a 35.1% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 22.6% and Jayco Inc. with an 11.4% share.

By segment, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32.4% share for the first seven months, ahead of Forest River (22.9%) and Jayco (13.2%). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 49.5% market share, while Forest River posted an 18.6% share and Palomino RV held a 6.7% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the seven months with a 44% market share while Jayco (17.3%) held the No. 2 position followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (14.3%). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 22.2% market share, with Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. No. 2 at 10.9% followed by Skyline Corp. with a 9.9% 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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