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SSI: Towable Sales Flat in Nov., Grow 8.3% YTD

January 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year retail towable sales were flat in November, up 0.2%, while year-to-date registrations increased 8.3%. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results showed:

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector edged up 2.2% in November and rose 11.3% year-to-date.

• Fifth-wheel registrations grew just 1% for the month and 6.1% for the 11 months.

• Folding camping trailer sales declined 19.2% in November and 10.9% year-to-date.

• Park model sales declined 34.6% for November and 17.1% for the 11 months.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader year-to-date with a 36.6% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 21.4% and Jayco Inc. with a 11.8% share.

By segment for the first 11 months, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 33.2% share, ahead of Forest River (22%) and Jayco (13.6%). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 53.6% market share, while Forest River posted a 17.4% share and Jayco had a 6.1% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the 11 months with a 44.4% market share while Jayco (18.8%) held the No. 2 position followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (10.9%). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 27.8% market share, with Kropf Manufacturing Co. at No. 2, holding a 10.8% share, and Skyline Corp. third at 8.7%.

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: Trailers Push Sept. Towables to 5.4% Gain

November 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year retail towable sales increased 5.4% in September and 6.9% for the third quarter while registrations were up 8.4% year-to-date.

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

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector gained 9.5% in September while year-to-date registrations rose 11.7%.

• Fifth-wheel registrations were flat for the month, up 0.7%, and rose 5.7% through September.

• Folding camping trailer sales declined 14.9% in September and 10.9% year-to-date.

• Park model sales declined 20.5% for September and 17.6% for the nine months.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader year-to-date with a 36.3% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 21.6% and Jayco Inc. with a 12% share.

By segment for the first nine months, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 33% share, ahead of Forest River (21.6%) and Jayco (13.4%). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 53.6% market share, while Forest River posted a 17.3% share and Jayco had a 6.1% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the nine months with a 44.4% market share while Jayco (19.1%) held the No. 2 position followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (10.9%). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 27.7% market share, with Kropf Manufacturing Co. at No. 2, holding a 10.8% share, and Skyline Corp. third at 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: Towable, Travel Trailer Sales Flat For June

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year retail towable sales were flat in June, up 0.4%, while registrations for the first six months increased 7.1%. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results showed:

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector edged up 2.1% in June while year-to-date registrations rose 10.5%.

• Fifth-wheel registrations increased 0.7% for the month and 4.3% through June.

• Folding camping trailer sales declined 16.4% in June and 13.2% year-to-date.

• Park model sales were flat for the month, up 0.4%, and declined 17.3% through June.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader year-to-date with a 36.1% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 21.7% and Jayco Inc. with a 12.1% share.

By segment for the first six months, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32.6% share, ahead of Forest River (21.8%) and Jayco (13.8%). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 53.3% market share, while Forest River posted a 17.5% share and Jayco had a 6.3% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the six months with a 43.5% market share while Jayco (19.2%) held the No. 2 position followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (10.8%). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 26.5% market share, with Kropf Manufacturing Co. at No. 2, holding a 10.7% share, and Skyline Corp. third at 10.1%.

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 Rise 8.8% in May, 7.8% YTD

July 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year retail towable sales gained 8.8% in May while registrations for the first five months increased 7.8%. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results showed:

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector rose 12.9% in May while year-to-date registrations were up 11.9%.

• Fifth-wheel registrations grew 4.2% for the month and 3.7% through May.

• Folding camping trailer sales declined 9.7% in May and 13.7% year-to-date.

• Park model sales fell 26.8% for the month and 22.7% through May.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader year-to-date with a 36.3% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 21.6%% and Jayco Inc. with a 12% share.

By segment for the first five months, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32.6% share, ahead of Forest River (21.8%) and Jayco (13.8%). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 53.6% market share, while Forest River posted a 17.7% share and Jayco had a 6.1% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the five months with a 43.5% market share while Jayco (18.9%) held the No. 2 position followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (11%). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 28.1% market share, with Skyline Corp. at No. 2, holding a 10.3% share, and Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. third at 9.5%.

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: April Towable Sales Dip 3.2%, Trailers Flat

June 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year retail towable sales fell 3.2% in April while registrations for the four months gained 4.8%.

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

• April sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector were flat, two units lower than the previous month’s total, while year-to-date registrations rose 9.2%.

• Fifth-wheel registrations decreased 7% for the month and edged up 0.5% through April.

• Folding camping trailer sales declined 19.2% in April and 18.2% year-to-date.

• Park model sales fell 24.5% for the month and 24.4% through April.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader year-to-date with a 36.9% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 21.2%% and Jayco Inc. with an 11.5% share.

By segment for the four months, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32.6% share, ahead of Forest River (21.5%) and Jayco (13.4%). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 54.6% market share, while Forest River posted a 17.1% share and Jayco had a 5.7% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the four months with a 44% market share while Jayco (17.7%) held the No. 2 position followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (11.4%). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 25.6% market share, with Skyline Corp. at No. 2, holding a 10.9% share, and Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. third at 9.1%.

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: Trailers Propel Feb. Towable Sales up 7.7%

April 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Year-over-year retail towable sales rose 7.7% in February – pushed by healthy gains in the travel trailer sector – while registrations were flat for the first two months, up 1.2%.

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

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector showed a 13.9% gain and were up 6.6% year-to-date.

• Fifth-wheel registrations edged up 1% for the month, but were down 4.1% through February.

• Folding camping trailer sales declined 27.5% in February and 25.7% year-to-date.

• Park model sales dropped 8.4% for the month and 29.9% through February.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader year-to-date with a 37.3% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 19.9% and Jayco Inc. with an 11% share.

By segment for the first two months, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32% share, ahead of Forest River (20.4%) and Jayco (13.1%). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 55% market share, while Forest River posted a 16.6% share and Jayco had a 6% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the two months with a 40.4% market share while Jayco (16%) held the No. 2 position followed by Columbia Northwest Inc./Aliner (13.1%). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 22.6% market share, with Skyline Corp. at No. 2, holding a 9% share, and Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. third at 8.5%.

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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Nevada Scam Involves Sale of Travel Trailers

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Authorities in Nevada say 16 people face wire fraud and conspiracy charges in an international scheme involving the sale of automobiles, travel trailers, watercraft and other big-ticket items on Internet sites including eBay, Yahoo!Finance, Craigslist and Autotrader.

The Associated Press reported that U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said today (Dec. 14) the entire transaction was a sham, and that purchased items were never delivered.

Bogden says each faces up to 60 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines of if convicted.

The indictment handed up Tuesday names 28-year-old Eduard Petroiu (peh-TROY-you) as the ringleader and six others as top co-conspirators in the scheme.

Thirteen people ranging in age from 20 to 35 were arrested Wednesday in Las Vegas and one was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Two others were being sought Thursday.

Bogden says each faces up to 60 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines of if convicted.

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Gulf Stream’s Kingsport Generates July Sales

July 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Interior of Gulf Stream's Kingsport

The Kingsport brand by Gulf Stream Coach Inc. is helping dealers “generate midsummer excitement and sales by providing best-ever pricing and consumer-pleasing free upgrades,” according to a press release.

“We’re giving dealers a special opportunity to offer their customers incredible values,” said Sean Ryan, Kingsport general manager. “Customers want to buy, but they want to see true value before they say ‘yes.’ Now our valued dealers can offer our most popular floorplan at a price that clearly delivers the best combination of quality and value in the industry – and we’re not “de-contenting” our unit. We put an incredible price on a fully-equipped coach then went over the top by adding a bike rack and a power front hitch jack.”

Ryan noted that all Kingsport products also offer a two-year warranty. “It’s just what the market needs as we turn RV shoppers into satisfied Kingsport owners,” he said.

Gulf Stream Coach, established in 1983 in Nappanee, Ind., produces a complete line of towables sold throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to the Kingsport brand, travel trailers and fifth-wheels are sold under the Ameri-Lite, Canyon Trail, Capri, Conquest, Enduramax, Gulf Breeze, Innsbruck, Sky, Streamlite, Track & Trail, Trailmaster, Visa By Gulf Stream and Yellowstone brands.

For more information, call (800) 298-8787 or visit www.gulfstreamrvtrailers.com.

 

 

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Baird: Towable Inventories Finding Balance

May 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: Robert W. Baird & Co. issued a client newsletter following the report on motorhome sales for the first quarter by Statistical Surveys Inc. Excerpts from the Baird newsletter follow.

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U.S. retail down 2%. Dealer sales of towables fell in March, the first retail decline in over a year. Total U.S. towable retail decreased 2% (travel trailers down 2%; fifth wheels down 5%). The retail recovery has been more modest than expected in early 2011, as consumer confidence and gas prices weigh on demand. With dealer inventories more balanced, we continue to expect retail growth to determine wholesale shipments.

Summary

• Towable retail down 2%. Towable demand fell in March. Travel trailer registrations dropped 2%, while fifth-wheel demand fell 4%. Towable sales were more in line with motorhome sales in March, which fell 1%.

• Inventory. Dealers increased towable inventory throughout the winter and into early spring as shipments have exceeded retail sales each of the last six months. Dealers in our most recent survey indicated that channel inventory is fairly balanced at current levels and we expect future shipments to track in line with retail demand, excluding seasonal fluctuations.

This summary of a Baird research report is not intended as investment advice. To participate in Baird surveys and receive research reports, contact Craig R. Kennison, CFA, at ckennison@rwbaird.com.

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