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Retail sales of travel trailers and fifth-wheels remained strong during April, according to data gathered by Statistical Surveys Inc. from all states except for New Hampshire, Utah and Hawaii.
However, retail sales of folding campers and park models were lower in April than they were a year earlier, according to Statistical Surveys, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based independent market research firm.
Retail sales of travel trailers increased 10.5% in April in the 47 states to 11,594 units, compared with 10,496 units retailed in the same states a year earlier, Statistical Surveys reported.
During the first four months of this year, travel trailer sales improved by 20.3% in the 47 states to 34,342 units, compared with the 28,552 units sold to consumers during the first third of 2001.
Fifth-wheel sales increased 11.2% in April in the 47 states to 5,897 units and fifth-wheels sales were up 16.4% after the first four months of this year to 18,280 units.
Meanwhile, folding camper sales declined 10.7% in the 47 states in April to 4,031 units and folding camper retail was down 2.3% during the first four months of this year to 10,916 units.
Park model sales to retail buyers declined 6.8% in the 47 states in April to 408 units and park model retail was down 4.7% after the first four months of this year to 1,374 units.