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By: On: Tuesday May 10 2011

Thor Industries, Inc. is reporting impressive RV sales figures for the quarter and nine months ending April 30, 2011.

According to Thor, RV sales in the quarter were $739,450,000, up 32% from $559,166,000 last year. RV sales in the third quarter of Thor’s 2011 fiscal year include Heartland RV, acquired September 16, 2010. RV sales in the nine months were $1,683,124,000, up 31% from $1,284,891,000 last year.

“Thor had solid sales performance in the third quarter,” says Peter B. Orthwein, Thor Chairman, CEO & President. “The RV market is well balanced today, with dealer inventories better aligned with current demand, a healthy backlog, an improving promotional environment, and better conditions in both wholesale and retail credit. However, we continue to feel pressure from escalating fuel prices and other commodity costs. Thor’s retail RV market share has grown in each of its reported segments, according to the latest Statistical Surveys retail sales results as of February, 2011.”

By: On: Tuesday May 10 2011

Go RVing Canada has revealed Canadian RV show attendance and sales figures for 2011, which the organization says demonstrates that the RV industry is healthier than ever.

In 2011, the 31st Annual Edmonton RV Exposition & Sale and 42nd Annual Calgary RV Show and Sale both saw impressive increases in attendance figures, reporting 45.2% and 11.42% increases respectively. The Toronto Fall RV Show saw an 11.53% increase this year compared to the previous year. The Ottawa Spring RV Show saw bigger crowds than last year on both the Friday and Saturday, with an overall total of 17,084 visitors.

According to Go RVing Canada, Canadians were also taking advantage of the incredible sales this year, buying RVs directly from dealers at the shows. The Québec and Montréal RV shows saw increases in sales, reporting 27.93% and 5.47% increases respectively.




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