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The retail market for Class A motorhomes cooled in July, although it was marginally better than in July 2001, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., an independent market research firm.
Retail sales of Class A’s, both gas and diesel, increased 1.1% in July in the 48 states from which Statistical Surveys was able to gather data, to 3,167 units, compared with 3,134 units retailed in the same 48 states during July 2001.
Statistical Surveys was unable to gather motorhome retail sales data from New Hampshire in time for its report and Statistical Surveys does not gather retail sales figures from Hawaii.
Despite the small increase in July, retail sales of Class A’s was up 7.9% in the same 48 states during the first seven months of this year to 21,833 units, compared with 20,238 units retailed in the same portion of 2001.
Meanwhile, the retail market for Class C motorhomes grew at a relatively robust pace during July and the first seven months of this year.
Retail sales of Class C’s climbed 8.6% higher in the 48 states in July to 1,536 units, compared with 1,415 Class C’s retailed in the same 48 states in July 2001.
After the first seven months of this year, Class C sales in the same 48 states were up 12.6% to 9,597 units, compared with 8,520 Class C units retailed in the same 48 states during the same portion of 2001.