More evidence of the RV industry’s rebound can be found in Statistical Surveys Inc. data showing that retail sales of Class A motorhomes improved in November, when compared with November 2000 figures.
There were 2,497 Class A’s retailed last November in the 47 states from which Statistical Surveys could gather data, which is equivalent to a 1.5% increase when compared with the 2,461 Class A units sold in the same states a year earlier.
The data gathered by Statistical Surveys, an independent market research firm, came from all states except Alabama, Hawaii and New Hampshire.
However, retail sales of Class A’s were down 15.5% when the first 11 months of 2001 are compared with the same portion of 2000. There were 31,411 Class A’s retailed in the 47 states through last Nov. 30, compared with 37,164 units sold during the same period a year earlier.
Meanwhile, Class C motorhome retail sales declined 9.7% in the 47 states last November to 815 units, which compares with 903 units retailed a year earlier.
After the first 11 months of 2001, Class C motorhome retails sales were down 18% in the 47 states to 12,707 units.