DRV Posts Strong 1Q, Market Share Rises 57%

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June 4, 2013 by   Comments Off on DRV Posts Strong 1Q, Market Share Rises 57%

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Luxury fifth-wheel builder DRV Luxury Suites reported first-quarter sales for its Mobile Suites, Mobile Suites Estates, Elite Suites and Tradition lines are up 70% over the first quarter of 2012, according to the March report by Statistical Surveys Inc., while market share increased 57%.

“This has been our best quarter since the Great Recession and we owe that to our great dealer body and loyal customers,” Rocky Holman, product Manager for the Howe, Ind.-based builder, said in a press release. “What’s even more amazing is that we’ve had the most growth in our two highest end lines – Elite Suites and Mobile Suites Estates – the latter which debuted at last year’s Elkhart Open House.”

Holman attributed DRV’s growth to building full-timer fifth-wheels with residential style construction and amenities.  “We’ve pushed the envelope over the past year on what it means to build ‘True Residential’ RVs by adding standard residential appliances like Whirlpool side by side refrigerators, GE convection/microwaves, dishwashers, garbage disposals, plus Lane furniture and Shaw flooring,” he said.

Many of DRV’s customers will be in town for the Suites Owner’s International Travel Club rally at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds, June 10 – 14.  The annual rally draws DRV owners from all over North America.

“We look forward to having such a large group of our customers together to find out what we’re doing right and where we can still improve their RVing experience,” Holman  said. “We also get a chance to thank them for the great success we’ve had this year.”

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