Coachmen RV Thanks Military Couple for Service

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November 20, 2017 by   Comments Off on Coachmen RV Thanks Military Couple for Service

Jason and Christina Roberts with Coachmen General Manager Nick Recchio

Christina Roberts had a permanent grin on her face recently as she toured her brand new Galleria 24FL Class B motorhome, which only seconds earlier had come off the production line at the Coachmen RV facility in Middlebury, Ind. She opened a closet door and grabbed her husband, Jason, to take a look with her. “Oh, look at the closet, honey,” she said. “Yes, it has his-and-her wardrobes,” Jason answered. “You mean ‘hers-and-hers,’” she corrected him.

While both come from Air Force families, Jason is a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran who lost his left leg below the knee while on deployment in Afghanistan. Because of this, Coachmen added assist bars in the wet bath and on either side of the entry door.

The couple told they selected the Galleria because they preferred a Sprinter-based Class B and, more importantly, Coachmen Sales Manager Mike Peterson took the time to answer every question the RV newbies had while they were narrowing their choices at the Hershey Show.

The $130,000 (MSRP) couples coach features a galley on the passenger side and a two-door wet bath on the driver side flanked by a Nova Kool 6.1 refrigerator/freezer. The rear of the unit features a Lay-Flat power sofa that converts into a 68-by-76 inch bed – also an important consideration for his injury, Jason said.

But, as excited as the Roberts were to see their RV, they were overcome with emotion when Peterson, Coachmen General Manager Nick Recchio, and a couple dozen production line personnel who built their unit presented them with a thank you card for their service and heartfelt personal wishes.

“We’re very thankful to be able to give back to those who have given so much,” said Recchio. “We have several people in this division who are former military, so this just seemed like a natural fit for us to send them off with a little ‘thank you.’ We’re just privileged to have the opportunity to do this.”

Once they sell their house in Wilmington, N.C., the Roberts plan to tour the country and chronicle their adventures on Facebook, Instagram, and their website, all using the same “HopalongRVing” moniker.

While at Coachmen they also were thanked for their service to the country by Coachmen RV President Mike Terlep. Being an RV enthusiast himself, Terlep couldn’t help but ask the Roberts where they planned to travel with their new Galleria 24F.

“We really want to see the U.S. and color in the whole map,” Jason said. “I want to do the National Park thing, and Christina wants to visit all of the military memorials along the way. We want to see this beautiful country, and we want to honor those who have served our country, too.”

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