15 June 2017
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Ford leads the U.S. motorhome chassis market in Classes A, B and C

According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, U.S. RV shipments hitted their highest level in 40 years. The biggest sales increase is coming from the smallest motorhomes. Shipments of camper vans are up more than 36 percent through March. Class C motorhomes are also rolling out at a rapid pace, with shipments up more than 32 percent through March. Ford leads the motorhome chassis market in Classes A, B and C, holding 63.8 percent share in 2016, up from 61.2 percent in 2015, according to data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a market analysis company specializing in the RV, marine and manufactured housing industries. In 2016, Ford’s share of the Class C market with Transit and E-Series cutaways was 69 percent, up from 65 percent in 2015, while its share of the Class A market, led by the F-53 chassis, was 67.6 percent, up from 66 percent. RV manufacturers just started building Class B motorhomes on Transit last year.

“We’re seeing tremendous growth in Ford Transit and E-Series sales to the RV market,” says Dennis Bearden, Ford RV and pool account manager. “Last year, our Class C motorhome sales were up 28 percent, and as more motorhome manufacturers build on Transit, our Class B sales are also climbing. Combine that with our long-established popularity in the Class A market, and it’s apparent families looking for adventure of any size can find it in a Ford-based motorhome.”

Like most RVs built on them, Ford Transit, E-Series and F-53 chassis are assembled in the United States for the North American market.