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April sales of Class C motorhomes stayed on track with 2005 while a languishing Class A market dragged down overall motorized deliveries to an 11.6% decrease for the month, according to Statistical Surveys Inc.
The Grand Rapids, Mich., independent marketing firm reported that the Class A sector decreased 17.2% with 2,642 units sold versus 3,189 a year ago, and declined 19.9% year-to-date to 10,922 units from 13,643. April sales of Class A diesel motorhomes fell 16% while gas registrations dropped 17%.
Those declines, however, were more modest than previous months, aided in part by last year’s market weakness.
Overall motorized sales totaled 4,529 units in April compared to 5,122 a year ago, and were down 15.1% for the first four months with 17,124 units sold versus 20,158.
April sales of Class C motorhomes dipped 2.4% to 1,887 units from 1,933 in 2005. Year-to-date, the sector declined 4.8% to 6,202 units sold from 6,515 last year.
Statistical Surveys noted that information was incomplete for New Hampshire.