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Stat Surveys Names Top RV Dealers of 2010

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) has named the top RV dealers for 2010
based on unit sales, and the 55-store Camping World chain was again the
market leader by a long shot.

Here’s the bottom line from Statistical Surveys, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based counter of national retail registrations:
    •    Top Multi-lot towable dealer: Camping World, 7,874 sales, up 39.59% from 2009.
    •    Top Multi-lot motorized dealer: Camping World, 1,866 sales, up 6.45% from 2009.
    •    Top single-lot towable dealer: RV Wholesalers, 1,332 sales up 53.63% from 2009.
    •    Top single-lot motorized dealer: Lazy Days, 1,113 sales, up 25.90% from 2009.

top dealers last year outperformed the market. According to SSI,
184,681 new RVs were retailed in 2010, a 7.67% increase over 2009.

doubt about that,” said Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager for
SSI. “I don’t know all the facets behind their success. A lot of mom and
pop stores went out of business the past few years. Are these (top)
stores picking up a greater share of sales than others? It would appear

Stropkai said seven out of the top 20 dealers posted 20% gains or better in 2010 over 2009.

Four of the top 20 reported sales declines this past year.

will be awarding certificates of achievement to these and other
top-performing RV dealerships across the U.S. Awards are based on retail
registrations in the dealer reporting states.

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