Canadian towable sales retreated 13.3% for 2019, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Results by segment showed:

  • Travel trailer sales fell 12.3%% year-over-year through December.
  • Canadian fifth-wheel sales dropped 17.7% for the 12 months.
  • Folding camping trailer registrations declined 17.5% through December.
  • Park model sales edged up 6% for the 12 months on low volume.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towable sales leader through December with a 50.2% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. (36.3%) and Grand Design RV Co. (7.1%).

Thor was the leader in travel trailer sales for the 12 months, claiming a 51.6% market share, followed by Forest River (36.5%) and Grand Design (5.1%). Thor was also No. 1 in Canadian fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 50.7% market share, followed by Forest River (27.2%) and Grand Design (18.9%).

Forest River led folding camping trailer sales through December with an 84.5% market share while Thor posted a 9.5% share and Columbia Northwest garnered a 4.3% share. Woodland Park topped park model sales with a 39.6% share followed by Forest River (30.2%) and Cavco Industries Inc. (22.6%).

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).