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                                                                                                                                               Year-over-year Canadian towable sales fell 8.4% in February and 3.1% for the first two months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Results by segment showed:

• Sales in the travel trailer sector declined 11.2% in February and 4.8% year-to-date.

• Canadian fifth-wheel sales edged up 0.8% for the month and 2.6% through February.

• Folding camping trailer registrations were down 10.3% in February and 3.7% year-to-date.

• Canadian recreational park trailers showed a total of two units sold for the month.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towable sales leader through February with a 40.4% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. (29.2%) and Jayco Inc. (16.3%).

Thor was the leader in travel trailer sales for the two months, holding a 38.1% market share, while Forest River was No. 2 (28.9%), followed by Jayco (18.3%). Thor was also the leader in the Canadian fifth-wheel sector, capturing a 52.5% market share, with Forest River at No. 2 posting a 26.1% share, followed by Grand Design RV Co. (9%) Jayco (8.3%).

Forest River led year-to-date Canadian folding camping trailer sales with a 59.6% market share while Jayco posted a 32.7% 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).