Year-over-year motorhome registrations increased 5.1% in October and 7.3% for the first 10 months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

Thor Industries Inc. ranked as the motorhome sales leader year-to-date with a 20.2% market share, followed by Winnebago Industries Inc. (20.1%) and Forest River Inc. (12.1%).

In the Class A category, registrations in October were up 4.1% compared with 2011 and 6.2% year-to-date. Winnebago led the category through October, posting a 21.8% market share, while Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. held a 19.7% share and Thor was No. 3 with an 18.6% share.

Class C sales grew 6.7% for the month and 8.6% year-to-date. Thor led the category for the 10 months with a 22.2% market share, followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (18.4%), Forest River (18.3%) and Winnebago (17.9%).

A low volume of rental registrations, primarily Class C sales, fell 33% in October.

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