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RV dealers continued to close the gap in year-over-year comparisons of the sale of motorized RVs in October, Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) reported Monday (Dec. 14).

Dealers sold 1,319 motorhomes in October, a 28.2% decrease from the 1,838 sold in October 2008, SSI reported.

Class C motorhome sales  fell 22.9% in October to 511 sales, compared with 663 in October 2008.

Class A motorhome sales fell 31.2% to 808 units from 1,175 in October 2008.

Total sales year-to-date were 16,555, down 30% from 26,688 through October 2008.

By segment:

  • Class A sales this year have totaled 9,594 units, down 39.4% from 15,819 through October 2008.
  • Class C sales this year have totaled 6,961 units, down 36% from 10,869 through October 2008.