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THOR ANNOUNCES RECORD THREE AND SIX MONTHS SALES; JUMPS TO NO. 3 IN MOTOR HOMES; MARKET SHARE IN TRAVEL TRAILERS AND FIFTH WHEELS UP

 JACKSON CENTER, Ohio, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) announced today record preliminary sales for the three and six months ended Jan. 31, 1993.
 Sales were $80.3 million in the quarter, up 79 percent from $44.9 million last year. Sales for the six months were $184.3 million, up 68 percent from $109.4 million last year.
 RV sales were $68.1 million in the quarter, up 105 percent from $33.2 million last year. For the six months, RV sales were $160.5 million, up 75 percent from $91.5 million last year. Small and mid-size bus sales were $12.2 million in the quarter, up 5 percent from $11.6 million last year and $23.8 million in the six months, up 33 percent from $17.9 million last year.
 Thor also announced that it had jumped to No. 3 in motor home retail sales for the 11 months ended Nov. 30, 1992 compared to No. 6 last year, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. Thor maintained its No. 2 position in retail travel trailers and fifth wheels, increasing its market share to 12 percent for the 11 months in 1992 versus 10 percent the prior year. These statistics include Four Winds (acquired June 1, 1992) for the 11 months in both years.
 Thor Industries, Inc is the second largest manufacturer of RV's 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, 212-370-1570, both of Thor Industries/
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