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Living in their 35-foot Winnebago motorhome, Al and Bonnie Parsons have worked as volunteer rangers in Yosemite, Yellowstone and other national parks and visited friends and family across the country. They spend the winters enjoying the Arizona sunshine in a “park model” in Tucson, Arizona.

Read the Parsons’ story and watch a video…

Retail sales of towable RVs remained flat in April, up just 2.9%, while year-over-year registrations for the first four months rose 4.5%, has reported.

According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results showed:

  • Travel trailer sales increased 6% in April and 6.6% year-to-date.
  • Fifth-wheel registrations edged down 0.2% for the month and were up 2.6% through April.
  • Folding camping trailer sales dropped 13.9% in April and 6.8% year-to-date.
  • April park model sales were off 4.8% and 4.4% for the first four months.

Thor Industries Inc. remained the towable leader year-to-date with a 37% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 21%.

By segment for the first four months, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailers with a 34.8% share, fifth-wheels with a 53.6% share and park models with a 21% share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer leader with a 33.5% share.

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