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Retail Towable RV Sales 'Flat' in November

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January 18, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Retail sales of towable RVs were virtually flat in November compared with November 2011, Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) has reported.

The November report showed sales were up a scant 0.2%. Through November, sales for the year were up 8.3%.

Travel trailer and fifth-wheel each showed slight year-over-year growth, but folding camping trailer and park model sales continued off from a year earlier.

By segment in November, travel trailer sales were up 2.2%, fifth-wheel sales rose 1%, folding camping trailer sales fell 19.2% while park model sales fell 34.6%.

Thor Industries Inc. remained the towable leader with a 38.9% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. with a 30.6% share and Jayco Inc. with a 10.6% share.

Through November, travel trailer sales remained up 11.3%, fifth-wheel sales were up 6.1%, folding camping trailer sales were off 10.9% and park model sales were down 17.1%.

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