SSI: Motorhome Sales Gain 22.7% in August
Thor Industries Inc. held the No. 1 spot in year-to-date motorhome registrations with a 24.1% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (18.4%), Forest River Inc. (13.6%) and Forest River's Coachmen RV division (11.7%). The Forest River Group, which includes Coachmen, was ranked as the leader for August with a 25.5% share.
In the Class A category, August sales climbed 17.4% compared with 2012 and were up 29.6% for the eight months. Thor led the sector through August, posting a 21.9% market share and edging Winnebago (20.3%). Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. was No. 3, capturing a 17.4% share, while Fleetwood RV Inc. garnered a 12.7% share.
Class C sales gained 30.1% for the month and 33.4% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the eight months with a 26.6% market share, followed by Forest River (18.8%), Coachmen (18.3%) and Winnebago (16.3%).
Rental registrations, primarily Class C sales, declined 10% in August.
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