July motorhome retail registrations grew 10.1% compared to the same period a year ago while sales increased 13.2% year-to-date, according to a report by Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Forest River Inc. was the sales leader for the first seven months with a 25.4% market share, edging out No. 2 Thor Industries Inc. (24.6%). Winnebago Industries Inc. was third with a 21.2% share.

The Class A motorhome market posted an 8.7% gain in July and a year-to-date hike of 11.9% compared to the previous year. Thor led the sector with a 22.9% market share followed by Winnebago (20%) and Forest River with a 15.9% share.

Class C registrations saw an 11.8% rise in July while year-to-date sales were up 14.7%. Forest River was the segment leader with a 35.6% market share year-to-date, followed by Thor with 26.5% market share, and Winnebago with 22.5% of the U.S. market.

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