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Except for this past August, the retail market for Class A and Class C motorhomes was better this year than during comparable portions of 2001. But a review of Statistical Surveys Inc. data also shows this year’s retail market for motorhomes still lags behind the 2000 market.
In August, Statistical Surveys, an independent market research firm, found there were 2,411 Class A’s and 1,266 Class C’s retailed in the 47 states from which it was able to gather data. (Statistical Surveys was unable to get the retail sales figures from New Hampshire and South Carolina and it does not collect Hawaii’s figures.)
In comparison, Statistical Surveys found there were 2,924 Class A’s and 1,308 Class C’s retailed in all states except Hawaii in August 2001.
But the gap was wider compared with August 2000, when 3,230 Class A’s and 1,384 Class C’s were retailed in all states except Hawaii.
However, more Class A’s and Class C’s were retailed during the first eight months of this year when compared with the same portion of 2001, although this year’s sales still trail 2000 sales.
In the 47 states from which it was able to gather data, Statistical Surveys found there were 24,248 Class A’s and 11,011 Class C’s sold retail in the first eight months of this year.
In the first eight months of 2001, Statistical Surveys found, there were 23,313 Class A’s retailed in all states except Hawaii and 9,893 Class C’s sold by dealers in the same 49 states.
But in the first eight months of 2000, there were 27,914 Class A’s and 12,203 Class C’s retailed in all states except Hawaii, according to Statistical Surveys.