The retail market for new Class A and Class C motorhomes improved slightly during April, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., an independent market research firm.

Although retail sales of motorhomes remained down in April, when compared with April 2000, the percentage decrease was slightly smaller in April that it was during the first quarter of this year.

Combined retail sales of Class A and Class C motorhomes were down 16.5% during April to 4,510 units, Statistical Surveys reports.

During the first four months of this year, retail sales of new Class A’s and Class C’s were down 22.5% to 14,475 units.

Separately, Class A sales were down 15.6% in April to 3,081 units and were down 22.5% during the first four months of this year to 10,436 units.

Meanwhile, Class C sales were down 18.2% in April to 1,429 units and were down 22.6% during the first four months of this year to 4,039 units.