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Combined retail sales of Class A and Class C motorhomes shot 26% higher in February, compared with the relatively weak sales recorded in February 2003, according to Statistical Surveys Inc.
Retail sales of Class A’s increased 24.4% in February to 3,385 units, compared with 2,721 in February 2003 by dealers in the 48 states from which Statistical Surveys was able to gather data.
Statistical Surveys, an independent market research firm, was unable to gather New Hampshire’s numbers and it does not collect Hawaii’s figures.
Meanwhile, retail sales of Class C’s improved by 30.1% in February to 1,370 units, compared with 1,053 a year earlier.
After the first two months of this year, Class A retail sales were up 21.6% to 6,085 units, compared with 5,003 in the same portion of 2003.
In the case of Class C’s, retail sales were up 28.9% in the first two months of this year to 2,391 units, compared with 1,855 a year earlier.
Retail sales of motorhomes, and RVs in general, were relatively weak during the first quarter of 2003, when consumer confidence was low because of worries about a war with Iraq.