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THOR'S DUTCHMEN MAINTAINS NO. 1 POSITION IN TRAVEL TRAILERS AND FIFTH WHEELS; THOR NOW NO. 3 IN MOTOR HOMES

 NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) announced today that its Dutchmen travel trailers and fifth wheels maintained the top position in the RV industry, according to retail registrations for the two months ended February, reported today by Statistical Surveys Inc.
 Thor's total unit retail sales of travel trailers and fifth wheels for the two months were up 32 percent from last year while industry unit retail sales increased 10 percent.
 In Class A and Class C motor homes, Thor moved up to No. 3 in the industry with a 50 percent increase in unit retail sales, according to the Statistical Surveys report. (These figures include Four Winds, acquired by Thor in June 1992, in both periods.) The Class A and Class C industry declined 5 percent.
 Thor Chairman Wade F.B. Thompson said: "Most of Thor's growth has been in lower margin products and earnings per share in Thor's third quarter are expected to be about even with last year. Recent price increases should improve margins for the balance of the year."
 Thor Industries, Inc. is the second largest manufacturer of RVs and the largest builder of small and mid size buses in North America.
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 /CONTACT: Wade F. B. Thompson or Peter B. Orthwein of Thor Industries, 212-370-1570/
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