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Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales declined 21.2 percent in June while registrations rose 2.7 percent for the six months. Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) reported that data for the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario are incomplete.

Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader through June, capturing a 24.6 percent market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (23.1 percent) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (14.1 percent).

June Class A registrations fell 22.8 percent from the year prior and 1.5 percent year-to-date. Thor was No. 1 in the category for the first six months with a 23.1 percent market share, ahead of Fleetwood RV Inc. (15.7 percent) and Winnebago (14.8 percent).

In the Class C segment, sales dropped 19.9 percent for June but were up 6.4 percent for the six months. Forest River held the No. 1 spot year-to-date with a 35.9 percent market share followed by Thor (23.1 percent) and Winnebago (13.4 percent).


The city of Thunder Bay, Ontario, hopes more campers will hook up with Chippewa Park after changes to its RV park.

The park’s 26 RV campsites now have 50 amp electrical service, water and new fire pits. The city’s south-side parks supervisor Gordon John said there’s also a new dump site for travellers. The upgrades started seven years ago and were complete this spring.

“We’ve spent a lot of time getting this up and running and now we’re in the full swing of things,” John said.

Because newer motorhomes and fifth wheels require more power for everything from microwaves to air conditioning, the former 15 amp electrical service at Chippewa Park needed to be replaced.

That allows the park to stay competitive with other RV sites across the province, John said.

“It needed to be done just for the safety and nobody wants to come where they can’t have an air conditioner or watch TV,” John said.

The new dump site is also a big draw, he added.

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May long weekend campers heading out to nine provincial parks in Ontario will be subject to a liquor ban.

The temporary bans will be in place from noon on Thursday, May 19 until 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23, the Toronto Globe reported.

Sites that fall under the temporary ban include:
Aspen Beach Provincial Park
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Dillberry Lake Provincial Park
Garner Lake Provincial Park
Jarvis Bay Provincial Park
Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
Pigeon Lake Provincial Park
Wabamun Lake Provincial Park
Whitney Lakes Provincial Park

“Most campers, who enjoy a glass of wine with their meal or a beer around the campfire, do so without disturbing their neighbors. However, at these select sites, temporary liquor bans have proven to be the safest, most effective tool in preventing inappropriate, liquor-related enforcement occurrences during the Victoria Day long weekend,” said Tourism, Parks and Recreation Minister Cindy Ady.

“Our goal is to ensure provincial parks are safe and enjoyable places for all of our visitors,” said Ady.
The province has implemented liquor bans at provincial parks on long weekends since 2004.

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