South Florida-based North Trail RV Center announced plans for a $15 million dollar expansion at its Fort Myers location. The company also operates a dealership in Fort Lauderdale and a separate collision center in Fort Myers.
According to a press release, expansion of the 80-plus acre ‘footprint’ will begin in late 2012. The state-of-the-art facility will include expanded sales and finance departments, service buildings and a parts “mega-store” that will total over 70,000 square feet of floor space under roof.
With areas set aside for rallies and events, the ‘destination’ dealership will be a one-of-a-kind for the area, according to North Trail RV Center. Plans also call for the hiring of an estimated 100 new workers. Currently, the dealer employs over 180 people at its three locations.
“North Trail RV Center is already very unique because RV owners can have all of their sales, finance, service, bodywork, tire and chassis needs met right here in one place,” says Alan Erp, president and founder. “We completed the expansion of our collision, chassis and tire center in 2011. We will be significantly increasing inventory, as well as our staff and we will also be featuring the newest, largest RV parts mega-store in Florida.”
North Trail RV Center said it has been the largest Newmar dealer for the past 10 years, and is the fastest growing ‘Top 5’ Tiffin dealer in the nation.
“We are very excited and eager to break ground,” says Erp. “North Trail RV Center will without a doubt be the newest, state-of-the-art, destination dealership in the country. We’ve created a ‘families serving families’ atmosphere at North Trail RV Center over the last 26 years that has made us so successful that we’ve more than outgrown our current facility. We are investing over $15 million dollars into this ‘destination’ dealership and South Florida.”