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The average larger RV dealership reported higher earnings and sales in 2001 and carried bigger new RV unit inventories at the end of last year, according to consultant firm The Spader Companies.
The average larger dealership, which the Spader firm defines as those with more than $5 million an annual revenue, earned $369,893 in 2001, a 13.6% increase when compared with the $325,585 earned in 2000.
Meanwhile, total sales at the average larger dealership increased 10.7% in 2001 to $13,147,893 and new RV unit sales revenue grew 9% to $7,880,079, the Spader firm reports.
New RV unit inventory at the average larger dealership, at least in dollar terms, also expanded by 7.9% to $2,775,304 at the end of last year, compared with $2,573,277 at the end of 2000.
Used RV unit sales revenue grew 12.4% in 2001 at the average larger dealership to $2,974,423 while service revenue grew 15.8% last year to $745,335 and parts & accessories revenue also increased 10.8% to $714,105.
Additionally, finance & insurance (F&I) revenue at the average larger dealership soared 34.8% last year to $281,023, according to the Spader firm.