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Airstream Welcomes First New England Dealer

Posted By RVBusiness On October 6, 2010 @ 2:57 pm In Breaking News | 3 Comments

Bob Wheeler, president and CEO of Airstream Inc., was in Stoughton, Mass., today (Oct. 6) to welcome the first Airstream dealership in New England.

Airstream New England will operate from Bay State Ford Commercial Truck Center at 1776 Washington St., Route 138. It will be the exclusive Airstream dealer for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, southern Maine and parts of Connecticut, according to The Enterprise, Brockton, Mass.

Airstream New England is owned by Frank Lupacchino of Southboro, who in April opened a new 38,000-square-foot dealership and repair center, Bay State Ford, at 703 Washington St., Route 138, in Easton.

Lupacchino also owns Clark and White Autos, a Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge dealership in Newton.

Luppachino’s Stoughton location is already the rental agent for Cruise America motorhomes, handling rentals for customers from Europe and the Far East. Adding Airstream made sense because the Stoughton site already sells Ford trucks to pull the trailers, he said.

“We’re very excited,” said Lupacchino. “It’s a great brand.”

Airstream trailers, which list for between $30,000 and $80,000, appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, retirees who have time and resources to travel and young professionals who like the brand’s design.

Based in Jackson Center, Ohio, the company bills itself as the oldest recreational vehicle manufacturer in North America and the only one to have increased production last year.

Several RV dealers in New England sell used Airstream trailers, but until the opening of the Stoughton dealership, customers wanting to buy new vehicles were forced to order them

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3 Comments To "Airstream Welcomes First New England Dealer"

#1 Comment By Skip On October 7, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

There have been Airstream Dealers in New England for years. One just closed in Waterbury, CT. My 73 Airstream was purchased new at Donaldson RV in New Hampshire (pretty sure. Might have been Mass.)

#2 Comment By Steve Bibler On October 7, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

Thanks for the historical perspective.

#3 Comment By Jerry Hauser On October 13, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

Bay State is not the first Airstream dealer in New England, and is not, New England’s only dealer.

I have sold Airstream in the 70′s and 80′s in NH. Both at Rays Marina and Glenn’s RV ctr. Both dealerships were NH & ME & VT dealerships to represent Airstream. They were not the first and only Airstream dealer either, with-in the tri-state area.

TODAY PROFILE STATELINE SUPERSTORE IS NEW HAMPSHIRE, MAINE & VERMONT’S EXCLUSIVE DEALER FOR AIRSTREAM. WE ARE LOCATED IN NASHUA NH AND SO. LEBANON ME. AND HAVE BEEN A DEALER FOR THE PAST 5-FIVE SEASONS.
YOUR INFORMATION IS WRONG PLEASE VERIFY AND CORRECT.
A RETRACTION FOR THE NEXT 2 MONTHS ISSUES SHOULD CORRECT THIS WRONG INFORMATION SENT OUT BY YOUR MAGAZINE.

Thank you, I hope you see the need to verify and correct your story. Jerry


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