The organizer of Family Tree RV Franchise Brand Management Inc. expects as many as 120 RV dealers to attend a June 22 meeting at Shabbona Creek RV in the northern Illinois community of Atkinson to explain how the franchise group will operate.
”At least, that’s what we are planning for,” said Tom Enyeart, owner of Shabbona Creek RV and head of Family Tree RV. ”We’re going to have a full house.”
Earlier, Enyeart said he had solicited some 400 RV dealers to join the fledgling franchise group for a buy-in of $49,900. Enyeart said he has commitments from 35 dealers to join the franchise group, but needs a minimum of 50 to get organized.
”A dealer that does not receive an invite can always call and see if they can be added to the list,” he said. ”At the end of the day, we will be the most recognized dealer group in the country.”
Enyeart, who has been attempting to organize Family Tree RV for over a year, said most of the June 22 gathering will be a question-and-answer session during which he and his ”legal team” will answer questions.
”There will be a couple of short seminars on advertising practices and how to make effective commercials,” Enyeart said.
Invitations to attend the session were sent out Thursday (May 17).