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Retail sales of Class A motorhomes increased 6.5% and Class C motorhome sales expanded by 17.2% in April, when compared with April 2003, Statistical Surveys Inc. reports.
A total of 3,807 Class A’s were sold in April by dealers in the 48 states from which Statistical Surveys, an independent market research firm, was able to gather data. That compares with 3,574 Class A’s sold in April 2003.
Statistical Surveys was unable to collect New Hampshire’s sales figures in time for its report and it does not compile retail data from Hawaii.
The 6.5% growth in Class A sales for April compares to a 15.6% increase in the first three months of the year compared to last year.
The RV retail market was relatively weak during the first five months of 2003 because the war in Iraq had a negative impact on consumer confidence, according to Statistical Surveys President Tom Walworth.
After the first four months of this year, retail sales of Class A’s were up 13% to 14,002 units, compared with 12,390 in the first four months of 2003, Statistical Surveys reported.
A total of 1,960 Class C’s were sold in the 48 states in April, compared with 1,673 in April 2003.
The 17.2% increase in Class C sales for April compares to a 23.3% decrease in sales when the first quarter of this year is compared to the same period in 2003.
After the first four months of this year, Class C retail sales were up 21.3% to 6,141 units, compared with 5,064 sold in the same portion of last year.