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Retail sales of new travel trailers and fifth-wheels soared higher in January, when compared with January 2001, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., an independent market research firm.
Meanwhile, retail sales of folding campers and park models declined in January, Statistical Surveys reports.
Retail sales of travel trailers climbed 23.9% in January to 4,538 units retailed in the 48 states from which Statistical Surveys was able to gather data, compared with 3,662 units sold in the same 48 states a year earlier.
Statistical Surveys was unable to gather retail sales data from New Hampshire in time for its report and it does not gather retail sales figures from Hawaii.
There were 19 travel trailers sold by New Hampshire dealers during January 2001, the company added.
Meanwhile, retail sales of fifth-wheels increased 15.4% in the 48 states to 2,942 units sold in January, compared with 2,549 units sold in the same 48 states a year earlier.
There were 10 fifth-wheels sold by New Hampshire dealers during January 2001, Statistical Surveys added.
However, folding camper retail sales declined 6.4% in the 48 states in January to 818 new units, compared with 874 units sold in the same states a year earlier. There were no new folding campers sold by New Hampshire dealers in January 2001.
And new park model sales declined 10.1% in the 48 states in January to 302 units retailed, compared with 336 units sold by dealers a year earlier. There were four park models sold by New Hampshire dealers in January 2001, Statistical Surveys added.