Forest River Sold 40 RVs at Dakota Bike Rally
Forest River Inc. sold about 40 towable SURVs and Coachmen Class A motorhomes at its display (shown here) at the annual Sturgis Bike Rally in the Black Hills community of Sturgis, S.D., that ended Sunday. ”We had a real good response,” said Curt Smith, general manager of Forest River’s Work and Play toy hauler division. ”We were very, very happy with the turnout. We sold fifth-wheels, travel trailers and a couple of motorhomes.” Smith again this year set up the Work and Play display on Sturgis’ downtown Main Street with representatives from Forest River’s Puma and Cherokee towable and Coachmen motorhome divisions along with an estimated 700 vendors. The annual motorcycle rally draws about 800,000 people to the town of Sturgis (pop. 5,950), and although no official estimate was available on this year’s attendance, the town’s sanitation department told a local TV station that the amount of garbage it had collected through Sunday was up 18% over last year.