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Sales of Type Bs on the upswing

Retail sales of Type B motorhomes, or van campers, rose 2.3 percent in August 2010 compared with August 2009, Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) has reported.

Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. remained the industry leader with a 49.3 percent share of the U.S. market in August.

Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. regained the No. 2 spot for the month with a 20.3 percent share, and Winnebago Industries Inc. was in the No. 3 spot with a 17.9 percent share.

Only six of the eight participating firms reported retail sales for the month.

Year-to-date, Type B sales have topped 1,000 units and are ahead of the 2009 pace by 35.3 percent, thanks in large part to an 86.9 percent increase in the first quarter of this year.

Year-to-date, Roadtrek is in the No. 1 spot with a 42.4 percent market share, followed by Pleasure-Way with a 22.0 percent share and Winnebago Industries Inc. with an 18.2 percent share.


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