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Retail sales of Class A and Class C motorhomes increased by a healthy 7.9% in March, though it was off the 23.6% growth rate the motorhome sector experienced in the first two months of this year, according to Statistical Surveys Inc.
Retail sales of Class A motorhomes increased by 6.2% to 4,049 units sold by dealers in the 48 states where Statistical Surveys was able to gather data, compared with 3,813 sold in March 2003.
Statistical Surveys, an independent market research firm, was unable to collect the retail sales figures from New Hampshire and Hawaii.
After the first quarter, retail sales of Class A’s was up 15.2% to 10,154 units, compared with 8,816 during the first three months of last year.
Retail sales of Class C’s increased 12.2% in March to 1,724 units, compared with 1,536 a year earlier.
After the first quarter, retail sales of Class C’s was up 22.4% to 4,151 units, compared with 3,391 in the same portion of 2003.
Statistical Surveys will release its report on the March retail market for towable RVs in about two weeks.