Campers Inn RV Purchases Fla.’s Tradewinds RV

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November 1, 2017 by   Comments Off on Campers Inn RV Purchases Fla.’s Tradewinds RV

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Campers Inn RV has acquired Tradewinds RV, expanding into the Ocala, Fla., market. According to a press release, the dealership will remain open, and Campers Inn RV plans to retain the staff as the store transitions into Campers Inn RV of Ocala.

“We are excited to be expanding our presence in Florida and that Rick Couch, owner of Tradewinds RV, has agreed to join the Campers Inn RV family,” Jeff Hirsch, Campers Inn RV CEO. “Couch runs a great family-operated dealership, and we will make it our priority to continue their tradition of excellent customer service. In addition, with this new dealership we will have two locations in the Ocala market to solidify our place as the RVer’s trusted resource and the area’s largest dealer.”

With this acquisition, Campers Inn RV grows to 19 dealerships in the Eastern U.S., including three in the state of Florida. Campers Inn RV previously announced new dealerships in Northern Virginia and Atlanta, both of which will be open in early 2018.

Tradewinds RV was founded 25 years ago, and has remained family-owned through three generations. The company became known as a “towable specialist with a stellar reputation in central Florida,” the release stated. It features 15 acres and brands from manufacturers such as Grand Design RV Co., Jayco Inc., K-Z RV, Keystone RV Co. and Highland Ridge RV, as well as 10 service bays and a large RV parts store.

Campers Inn RV is “excited to integrate the dealership staff’s strong values and work ethic into its organization, and it looks forward to continuing the exceptional customer service Tradewinds RV is known for,” the release stated.

Rick Couch, Tradewinds RV owner and manager, will continue to serve as the general sales manager for the new dealership.

“I am truly excited about the opportunity to partner with the Campers Inn RV family of dealerships,” said Couch. “Over the last 25 years at Tradewinds RV, we have built bonds of trust and service with our family of customers and employees. Campers Inn RV offered a unique opportunity to join with like-minded RV professionals, and we will be able to build a solid future for Tradewinds by expanding opportunities to serve our customers and the public.

“I view this as a win-win for all of us,” Couch continued, “as we will be able to offer a larger RV selection, increase the number of service locations for our customers and provide professional growth opportunities for our staff. We appreciate all the individuals over the years who have helped to make Tradewinds RV a successful organization. We can now move boldly into the future with the confidence and assurance that comes from our relationship with Campers Inn RV.”

Rick Chynoweth, director of acquisitions for Campers Inn RV, said, “I have known Rick Couch for 16 years, and he and the dealership have an outstanding reputation. We know many of the dealership’s employees, and this should be a seamless transition over the next few months. This organization shares our core values and has a fantastic reputation for customer service. I am looking forward to growing the dealership and expanding our footprint in the market.”


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