The Class A and Class C motorhome sectors had an outstanding month of June with retail sales of new Class A’s increasing 19.5% and new Class C retail climbing 13.6% higher, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., an independent market research firm.
There were 4,261 Class A’s sold during June by dealers in the 48 states from which Statistical Surveys was able to gather data, compared with 3,566 units retailed during June 2002.
Statistical Surveys was unable to gather New Hampshire’s sales in time for its June report, and it does not collect Hawaii’s retail sales numbers.
Due in part to the strong June, retail sales of Class A’s were up by 7.3% when the first half of this year is compared with the first half of 2002. There were 20,219 Class A’s retailed during the first half of this year compared with 18,847 units sold by dealers during the first half of last year.
This comes after a first quarter when Class A retail increased only 0.8% when compared with the first three months of 2002.
Class A retail increased 12.9% when the second quarter of this year is compared with the same period a year earlier.
In terms of Class C’s, there were 2,193 units retailed in the 48 states during June, compared with 1,930 units sold during June 2002.
After the first half of this year, Class C retail was up 10.3% to 9,096 units, compared with 8,243 units sold a year earlier.
Class C retail was up 5.7% after the first quarter of this year and Class C retail increased by 13.2% during the second quarter.