The new RV unit inventories at the average larger dealership were 4% larger, in dollar terms, as of last Nov. 30, than they were as of Nov. 30, 2000, according to consultant firm The Spader Companies.

The Spader firm defines larger dealers as those with more than $5 million in annual sales revenue.

As of last Nov. 30, the value of the new unit inventory at the average larger dealership amounted to $2,682,315, compared with $2,577,303 a year earlier.

And, it now appears that new RV unit sales revenue will be higher at the average larger dealership during 2001 than was the case in 2000.

During the first 11 months of 2001, new RV unit sales revenue at the average larger dealership was up 5% to $7,333,153.

Total sales revenue during the first 11 months of 2001 at the average larger dealership was up 6% to $12,164,378, according to the Spader firm.

Meanwhile, net profits at the average larger dealership increased 10% during the first 11 months of 2001 to $464,508, the Spader firm added.

The net profit margin at the average larger dealership ($464,508 divided by $12,164,378) was 3.8%, according to the Spader firm.