Top

Towable RV Sales Up 4.9% Through May

July 18, 2014 by · Comments Off on Towable RV Sales Up 4.9% Through May 

Stat Surveys logoExtending 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).

March RV Sales Rose Slightly, Quarter Up 3.6%

May 22, 2014 by · Comments Off on March RV Sales Rose Slightly, Quarter Up 3.6% 

Stat Surveys logoYear-over-year retail towable registrations remained flat in March, up 0.7%, and showed a 3.6% gain for the first three months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

Results for the first quarter indicated:

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 3.2% for the month and 6.8% year-to-date.

• Fifth-wheel registrations declined 3.2% in March and 2.6% for the first quarter.

• Folding camping trailer sales were down 10.1% for the month and 7.5% through March.

• Recreational park trailer sales fell 32.3% in March and 12.5% for the three months.

Forest River Inc. was the towable sales leader through March with a 35.6% market share, edging out Thor Industries Inc. with a 34% share. Jayco Inc. was No. 3 with a 10.7% share.

By segment, Forest River was No. 1 in travel trailer sales for the first quarter with a 36.3% market share, ahead of Thor (30.4%) and Jayco (12.8%). Thor was No. 1 in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 48.4% market share, followed by Forest River (30.8%), Grand Design RV Co. (5.2%) and Jayco (5%).

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the three months with a 64.8% market share while Jayco (12.1%) held the No. 2 position followed by Columbia Northwest/Aliner Inc. (11.5%). In the park model segment, Skyline Corp. was No. 1 with a 15% share, while Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. was No. 2, capturing a 13% share, followed by Thor (11.6%).

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).

SSI: October YOY Motorhome Sales up 42%

December 13, 2013 by · Comments Off on SSI: October YOY Motorhome Sales up 42% 

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).

SSI: Motorhome Sales Gain 22.7% in August

October 15, 2013 by · Comments Off on SSI: Motorhome Sales Gain 22.7% in August 

Year-over-year motorhome registrations jumped 22.7% in August while sales for the eight months increased 31.4%, 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 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.

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).

Canadians’ July Motorhome Sales Grow 17%

September 23, 2013 by · Comments Off on Canadians’ July Motorhome Sales Grow 17% 

Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales increased 17% in July while registrations rose 9.6% for the first seven months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

As reported by RVBUSINESS.COM, Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader year-to-date, capturing a 28% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (22.2%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (12.8%).

Class A registrations rose 10.6% in July from a year ago, but were down 0.8% year-to-date. Thor was No. 1 in the category for the seven  months with a 23.1% market share, ahead of Fleetwood RV Inc. (15.3%). Winnebago was No. 3, garnering a 14.5% share, followed by Forest River at 14.3%.

In the Class C segment, July sales surged 24% from a year ago and were up 18.3% for the seven months. Forest River  held the top spot year-to-date with a 37.5% market share followed by Thor (21.7%) and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (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).

Forest River Overtook Thor for Top RV Spot

September 23, 2013 by · Comments Off on Forest River Overtook Thor for Top RV Spot 

Pete Liegl, CEO of Forest River Inc., at an RV Open House event. The company has supplanted Thor Industries Inc. as the top U.S. RV retailer.

Forest River Inc. is the top U.S. RV retailer for the first seven months of 2013, based on July retail sales figures released Friday (Sept. 20) by Statistical Surveys Inc., the company reports.

This includes recreational vehicles marketed under the Forest River, Coachmen, Palomino, Shasta, Dynamax and Prime Time brand names, but does not include Class B van campers, a relatively small market niche in terms of total sales.

The Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, meanwhile, announced that it has expanded its lead retailing position in conventional motorhomes.

“In all products combined (motorhomes and towables), Forest River Inc. ranks No. 1 with 34.4% market share, representing 7.4% market share growth year-to-date over the same period last year,” Forest River stated in a Friday press release. “Thor Industries ranked second with 33.9% market share and Jayco Inc. third with 10.8% market share.”

In Class A and C motorhomes, the company added, Forest River ranks No. 1 with a 25.5% market share, Thor second with 24.6% and Winnebago Industries Inc. third with an 18.3% market share. However, Statistical Surveys National RV Sales Manager Scott Stropkai points out, Thor still ranks first in all motorhomes if Class B’s are counted.

In consolidated towables, Elkhart-based Forest River ranks first with a 35.5% market share, while Thor is second with 35.1% and Jayco third with 11.4%.

“While we are certainly pleased to earn the No. 1 position in the RV industry, we are humbled by this accomplishment and remain focused on the continuous improvement of our products and services,” commented Pete Liegl, president and CEO of Forest River. “Our commitment to the satisfaction of our retail owners and to providing the absolute best value in the RV Industry has only strengthened with our success.”

Forest River, in addition to RVs, is a leading manufacturer of pontoon boats, cargo trailers and buses.

 

Canadian Motorhome Sales Up 11.3% in June

August 23, 2013 by · Comments Off on Canadian Motorhome Sales Up 11.3% in June 

Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales increased 11.3% in June while registrations rose 8.3% for the first six months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI)

Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader year-to-date, capturing a 27.9% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (23.2%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (12.5%).

Class A registrations rose 9.3% in June from a year ago, but were down 3.1% year-to-date. Thor was No. 1 in the category for the six months with a 23.2% market share, ahead of Fleetwood RV Inc. (15.4%). Forest River and Winnebago tied for No. 3, garnering a 13.8% share.

In the Class C segment, June sales surged 37.2% from a year ago and 17.4% for the six months. Forest River held the top spot year-to-date with a 37.2% market share followed by Thor (23.3%) and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (12.7%).

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).

SSI – Towable Sales Grow 8% in May, 11% YTD

July 22, 2013 by · Comments Off on SSI – Towable Sales Grow 8% in May, 11% YTD 

Year-over-year retail towable sales gained 8% in May, while registrations for the first five months showed an 11.4% increase. As reported by RVBUSINESS.COM, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results showed:

  • Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 9.3% in May and 12.5% for the five months.
  • Fifth-wheel registrations rose 9.4% for the month and 12% year-to-date.
  • Folding camping trailer sales declined 8% in May and 3.2% year-to-date.
  • Recreational park trailer sales fell 23.1% for the month and 15.7% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader through May with a 35.7% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 22.4% and Jayco Inc. with a 10.9% share.

By segment, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32.6% share for the first five months, ahead of Forest River (22.9%) and Jayco (12.6%). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 50.1% market share, while Forest River posted an 18.3% share and Palomino RV held a 6.9% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the five months with a 43.6% market share while Jayco (17.1%) held the No. 2 position followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (13.6%). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 22.8% market share, with Skyline Corp. No. 2 at 11.6% followed by Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. with a 9.4% 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).

SSI: Motorhome Sales Surged in May, Up 28%

July 16, 2013 by · Comments Off on SSI: Motorhome Sales Surged in May, Up 28% 

Year-over-year motorhome registrations jumped 28% in May, while sales for the five months increased 29%, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

As reported by RVBUSINESS.COM, Thor Industries Inc. held the No. 1 spot in year-to-date motorhome registrations with a 25.5% market share followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (18%), Forest River Inc. (12.5%) and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (12.1%).

In the Class A category, May sales climbed 28.8% compared with 2012 and were up 27.6% for the five months. Thor led the sector through May, posting a 21.9% market share, edging Winnebago (20.5%). Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. was No. 3, capturing a 20.7% share.

Class C sales gained 27.2% for the month and 30.6% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the five months with a 29.5% market share, followed by Coachmen RV (19.2%), Forest River (17.5%) and Winnebago (15.2%).

Rental registrations, primarily Class C sales, declined 18% in May.

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).

SSI – Canadian Towables Retreat 5.5% in April

June 25, 2013 by · Comments Off on SSI – Canadian Towables Retreat 5.5% in April 

Year-over-year Canadian retail sales of towable RVs edged down 5.5% in April and 10.1% for the first four months as all sectors showed declines. As reported by RVBUSINESS.COM, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results by segment showed:

  • Sales in the travel trailer sector dipped 1.6% in April and 7.1% for the four months.
  • Fifth-wheel sales dropped 14.4% for the month and 16.5% year-to-date.
  • Folding camping trailer registrations declined 17.3% in April and 21% for the four months.
  • The recreational park trailers segment fell 34.1% for the month and 34.9% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towables sales leader through April with a 34.5% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. (16.1%) and Jayco Inc. (14.9%).

Thor was also the leader in travel trailer sales year-to-date with a 34% market share while Jayco was No. 2 with a 16.5% share, followed by Forest River with a 15.1% share.

Thor held a commanding lead in the Canadian fifth-wheel sector through April, capturing a 49.1% market share, with Forest River at No. 2 posting a 16.5% share followed by Palomino RV at 9%. Thor was also No. 1 in park model sales with a 62.5% share followed by Forest River (12.5%) and Woodland Park (8.9%).

Forest River led Canadian folding camping trailer sales for the four months with a 31.3% market share while Jayco posted a 29.1% share and Forest River’s Coachmen RV division held a 22.3% 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).

Next Page »

Bottom