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As was the case with wholesale deliveries, retail sales of new Class A and Class C motorhomes was much improved in January, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., an independent market research firm.
Retail sales of Class A’s increased 16.5% in the 48 states from which Statistical Surveys was able to gather data in January. There were 2,396 Class A’s retailed in the 48 states last January, compared with 2,056 new units sold by dealers during January 2001.
Statistical Surveys was unable to gather data from New Hampshire in time for its report and it does not gather RV retail sales figures in Hawaii.
During January 2001, there were nine new Class A’s retailed in New Hampshire, bringing total Class A retail sales in the 49 states to 2,065 units.
In comparison, there were around 2,900 Class A’s shipped from manufacturers to dealers during January, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), a 21% increase from January 2001.
Meanwhile, there were 743 new Class C’s retailed in the 48 states in January, a 15% increase from the 646 new Class C units retailed in the same states a year earlier.
There were two new Class C’s retailed in New Hampshire during January 2001, bringing nationwide Class C sales to a total of 648 units during January 2001, Statistical Surveys reports.
In comparison, there were around 1,200 Class C’s shipped from manufacturers to dealers in January, a 33% increase when compared with January 2001, the RVIA reported.