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The new RV unit inventories at larger dealerships were flat after the first four months of this year, and dealership profits were up almost 4%, according to the Spader Companies, a consultant firm specializing in retailing.

The Spader firm defines larger dealers as those with over $5 million in annual sales revenue.

It found the average larger dealer had a new RV unit inventory valued at $2,901,185 as of April 30, down 0.3% from $2,908,705 as of April 30, 2000.

Meanwhile, the average larger dealer’s net profit totaled $77,672 after the first four months of this year, up 3.6% from the $74,938 earned during the first four months of 2000.

Here are more highlights of the Spader firm’s report about larger dealers:

Used RV inventories declined 4.2% to an average value of $656,073 as of last April 30.

Total new and used RV inventories were down 1% to an average of $3,557,259 as of April 30.

Revenue from the sale of new RVs was up 1.2% to an average of $2,428,559 during the first four months of this year.

Revenue from the sale of used RVs was down 0.8% to an average of $870,021 during the first four months of this year.

Total dealership sales revenue was down 0.3% to an average of $3,909,879 during the first four months of this year.