Year-over-year towable retail registrations dipped 6.1% for the first two months of 2019 as all segments reported lower sales during the period.
According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), results by category showed:
• Sales for the travel trailer segment fell 5.4% for the two months.
• Fifth-wheel registrations declined 8% through February.
• Folding camping trailer sales fell 9.4% for the two months.
• Park model RV sales dipped 4.3% through February.
Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader for the two months with a 45.1% share of the market, ahead of Forest River Inc. owning a 35.4% share and Grand Design RV Co. (7.3%).
By segment, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailers through February with a 44% market share, followed by Forest River (38.1%). Thor led fifth-wheel sales with a 51.8% market share, followed by Forest River (26.1%) and Grand Design (14.9%).
In folding camping trailers, Forest River led the category for the first two months with a 63.5% market share while Columbia Northwest/Aliner Inc. garnered 11.6% and Thor captured a 10% share. Skyline Champion led the park model segment with a 34.3% market share, followed by Cavco Industries (16.8%) and Kropf Industries Inc. (12.3%).
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).