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Smaller RV dealer’s profits were, on average, nearly three times bigger during the first five months of this year than was the case during the same portion of 2000, according to consultant firm The Spader Companies.

The Spader firm defines smaller dealers as having less than $5 million in annual sales revenue.

It found that the average smaller dealer earned $32,363 during the first five months of this year, compared with $11,983 earned during the first five months of 2000.

The average smaller dealer’s new RV unit inventory was valued at $1,073,992 at the end of May, which was 5.3% larger than the average smaller dealer’s inventory a year earlier.

The average smaller dealer’s new RV unit sales revenue also increased 0.6% during the first five months of this year to $947,921.

Meanwhile, the average smaller dealer carried a used RV unit inventory that was 1.3% smaller at the end of May. The average used unit inventory was valued at $224,504, compared with $227,457 during late May 2000.

The average smaller dealer’s used RV unit sales revenue also declined 2.3% during the first five months of this year to $303,728.

Total sales revenue at the average smaller dealer increased 2.2% during the first five months of this year to $1,553,351, according to the Spader firm.