September motorhome retail registrations grew 16.1% compared to the same period a year ago while sales increased 14.7% year-to-date, according to the latest report by Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Forest River Inc. was the sales leader for the first nine months with a 25.3% market share, edging out No. 2 Thor Industries Inc. which captured a 24.2% share. Winnebago Industries Inc. was third with a 21% share.

The Class A motorhome market posted a 14.4% gain in September and a year-to-date increase of 13.1% compared to the previous year. Thor led the sector with a 22.8% market share followed by Winnebago (20.2%), Forest River (15.7%) and Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. (15.2%).

Class C registrations saw an 18.4% rise in September while year-to-date sales were up 16.5%. Forest River was the segment leader for the nine months with a 36% market share, followed by Thor with a 25.9% share, and Winnebago with 22% of the U.S. market.

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