Canadian towable sales gained 3.4% during 2018, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Results by segment showed:

  • Travel trailer sales rose 4.8% year-over-year for the full year.
  • Canadian fifth-wheel sales were flat, up 0.1% for the 12 months.
  • Folding camping trailer registrations fell 9% through November.
  • Park model RV sales tumbled 23.1% for the year on low volume.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towable sales leader through December with a 52.9% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. (34%) and Grand Design RV Co. (6%).

By segment, Thor was the leader in travel trailer sales for the 12 months, claiming a 54.4% market share, followed by Forest River (34.2%) and Grand Design (3.9%). Thor was No. 1 in Canadian fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 53.2% market share, followed by Forest River (26.3%) and Grand Design (17.4%).

Forest River led Canadian folding camping trailer sales through December with a 73.2% market share, ahead of No. 2 Thor with a 14.6% share. Woodland Park topped the park model RV segment with a 46% market share, while Kropf Manufacturing Co. garnered a 22% share. Cavco Industries Inc. and Forest River each held a 14% share.

To subscribe to this or other SSI reports contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext. 128, or (616) 901-8335 (cell).

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