Retail sales of Class A and Class C motorhomes exceeded wholesale deliveries for both categories of product during the first eight months of this year, according to data released by Statistical Surveys Inc. and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
Meanwhile, retail sales of Class A and Class C motorhomes were lower again in August, but by smaller amounts than was the case earlier this year, according to data released today (Oct. 10) by Statistical Surveys.
During August, retail sales of Class A’s declined 11.3% to 2,866 units and Class A retail was down 17.2% after the first eight months of this year to 23,108 units, according to Statistical Surveys, an independent market research firm.
Meanwhile, Class C retail slipped 7.5% in August to 1,280 units and it was down 19.7% after the first eight months of this year to 9,796 units.
However, there were only 22,200 Class A’s shipped from factories to dealers during the first eight months of this year, which means retail sales exceed wholesale deliveries by about 900 units during the period, according to data released Tuesday (Oct. 9) by the (RVIA).
In the case of Class C’s, wholesale deliveries during the first eight months of this year totaled 9,500 units, compared with 9,796 units sold retail.
During August, the Class A inventory accumulation at the dealer level was very small while Class C retail exceeded wholesale once again, according to the Statistical Surveys and RVIA data.
There were 3,100 Class A’s shipped to dealers during August, only about 230 units more than were sold retail.
Meanwhile, there were about 180 more Class C’s sold retail than shipped wholesale during August.