Retail sales of towable RVs climbed 9.4% in February from a year ago while registrations were up 13.4% for the first two months.

According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results by category showed:

• Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 11.6% for the month and 15.7% year-to-date.

• Fifth-wheel registrations were up 4.6% in February and 10.4% for the two months.

• Folding camping trailer sales edged down 0.5% for the month and 6.6% year-to-date.

• Recreational park trailer sales were up 1.1% in February, but fell 2.1% for the two months .

Forest River Inc. was the towable sales leader through February with a 36.7% market share, edging out Thor Industries Inc. which captured a 35.2% share. Jayco Inc. was No. 3 with a 12.2% share.

By segment, Forest River was No. 1 in travel trailer sales for the first two months with a 38.5% market share, ahead of Thor (31.9%) and Jayco (13.5%). Thor was No. 1 in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 47.6% market share, followed by Forest River (30.3%), Jayco (8.7%) and Grand Design RV Co. (8.1%).

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader year-to-date with a 60.2% market share while Jayco (16.9%) held the No. 2 position followed by Columbia Northwest/Aliner Inc. (10.9%). In the park model segment, Skyline Corp. was No. 1 with a 16% share, followed by Kropf Manufacturing Co. Inc. (9%) and Fleetwood Homes Inc. (7.4%).

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