August motorhome retail registrations grew 11.5% compared to the same period a year ago while sales increased 13.8% year-to-date, according to the latest report by Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Forest River Inc. was the sales leader for the first eight months with a 25.5% market share, edging out No. 2 Thor Industries Inc. which captured a 24.4% share. Winnebago Industries Inc. was third with a 21.1% share.

The Class A motorhome market posted a 7.8% gain in August and a year-to-date increase of 12.2% compared to the previous year. Thor led the sector with a 22.8% market share followed by Winnebago (20%) and Forest River (16%).

Class C registrations saw a 16.3% rise in August while year-to-date sales were up 15.7%. Forest River was the segment leader with a 35.9% market share year-to-date, followed by Thor with 26.1% market share, and Winnebago with 22.2% of the U.S. market.

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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