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Winnebago Industries Inc. increased its lead in terms of combined Class A and Class C motorhome retail market share during May, the company announced.

Citing Statistical Surveys Inc. data, Winnebago reports it had an 18.4% share of the combined Class A and Class C motorhome market during the first five months of this year. This occurred despite the fact Winnebago dealers retailed 3,373 of its Class A’s and C’s during the first five months of this year, down 17.5% from the 4,087 units retailed a year earlier.

During the first five months of 2000, Winnebago was second with a 17.2% share of the combined retail market for Class A’s and C’s. Fleetwood was the leader of the combined Class A and C retail market during the first five months of 2000 with a 22.6% share.

Winnebago was the Class C motorhome market share leader during the first five months of this year with a 24.6% share, according to Statistical Surveys. Its dealers retailed 1,308 of its Class C’s during the first five months of this year, down 13.9% from the 1,519 units sold during the same portion of 2000.

Meanwhile, Winnebago was No. 3 in terms of Class A motorhome retail market share during the first five months of this year. Fleetwood was No. 1 with an 18.4% share, followed by Monaco Coach Corp. with a 16.9% share and Winnebago at 15.8%.

Dealers sold 2,396 Fleetwood-built Class A’s, 2,208 Monaco-built Class A’s and 2,065 Winnebago-built Class A’s during the first five months of this year, Statistical Surveys reports.

Fleetwood’s Class A retail sales volume was down 41.2% during the first five months of this year. Monaco’s Class A retail volume was down 1.2% and Winnebago’s was down 19.6% through May 31.