La Grande, Ore.-based towable builder Outdoors RV Manufacturing delivered its 5,000 unit today (June 12). According to a press release, Broadmoor RV, Pasco, Wash., took possession of a Back Country travel trailer, marking the milestone for Outdoors RV.
The Back Country product line is one of five brands that Outdoors RV produces along with Creek Side, Timber Ridge, Wind River and Black Stone.
“The focus of Outdoors RV is to design RVs for the four-seasons climate and rugged terrain of the Northwest, mountain states and Western Canada,” said Jim Croxton, general manager of Outdoors RV Manufacturing. “Our goal is not to be the largest manufacturer in the country, nor to follow market share graphs. We simply want to design and build great RVs for our dealers and their customers.”
John Ramsey, owner of Broadmoor RV, noted, “Our goal is to provide RVers with a vehicle to create wondrous memories that they and their children will pass along to their children. We have been in business for almost two decades providing our customers with a wonderful RV journey from time of purchase to trading in for another one down the road.”
Earlier this year, Broadmoor RV was honored as the No. 1 retailing dealer for Outdoors RV for the past 12 months.
Pasco, Wash.-based Broadmoor RV started pouring concrete Friday (Nov. 4) for a $1.3 million expansion. James Henrickson, general sales manager, said the company had a great year with business increasing by 23% from 2010.
KNDO TV reported that Broadmoor RV plans to add 13,000 square feet to their existing service center. The service bays will double from 12 to 24 and will include a paint center.
“We believe that service is the most important thing after you sell an RV. That’s why we’re doubling the size of that service department. Plus we get a lot of people from out of town bringing their units to us for service,” says Henrickson.
Henrickson said the expansion should be completed by March, adding that the Pasco area’s “good economy and an apartment shortage may have contributed to their success.” The expansion will also add about 14 new jobs for the RV store in Pasco.
Outdoors RV Manufacturing Inc. recently announced that Broadmoor RV in Pasco, Wash., was named the No. 1 dealer in the state over the past year for the La Grange, Ore-based builder’s Creek Side, Wind River and Timber Ridge towable brands.
“Broadmoor RV has been in operation for almost two decades and they provide the Outdoors RV customers with a wonderful RV journey from time of purchase to trading in for another one down the road,” said Jim Croxton, Outdoors RV general manager.
He noted that the company’s towable lines are built to endure the rugged Northwest climate and accommodate four-seasons camping with features like thermal insulated cooler-sized luggage doors and Beaufloor Outdoors Tough Flooring with a 50-below zero cold cracking warranty.
“Outdoors RV Manufacturing is extremely proud to partner with great long-term dealers like Broadmoor RV in helping to merchandise our products,” added Croxton.
Editor’s Note: Today’s Video #2 comes courtesy of KEPR-TV, Pasco, Wash.
Presidents’ Day is a big day for getting a good deal and KEPR-TV, Pasco, Wash., found out things may be looking up this year for the RV industry.
Broadmoor RV says they’ve seen double the amount of people visiting their lot the past two months.
And they tell us sales are the highest they’ve been in years. Nationwide sales of RVs, considered a luxury item, took a hit during the recession. But the industry is looking for that to change this year.
“I think a lot of people sat back for a couple of years and the people that had the income to purchase an RV didn’t necessarily do it because they were trying to be safe. I just feel that everybody’s a lot more optimistic about what’s going on,” says James “Montana” Henrickson the General Sales Manager for Broadmoor RV.
Henrickson says they’re expecting sales to be up by about a third and have twice as many RVs in stock to meet the increased demand from consumers and in anticipation of reduced supply from manufacturers.
Outdoors RV Manufacturing, a new firm based in LaGrande, Ore., delivered its first unit, a Creekside 18CK, on July 1 to John and D’Ann Ramsey, owners of Broadmoor RV in Pasco, Wash., the company has announced.
Outdoors was started by Ron and Sherry Nash, owners of LaGrande-based Northwood Manufacturing Inc., builders of Nash, Arctic Fox and Desert Fox RVs. The Nashes purchased the Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. travel trailer plant in LaGrande on May 13 along with the rights to the Fleetwood travel trailer designs and prints. In just over a month the first new unit rolled off the production line.
Outdoors RV will be focusing on the heart of the market in producing the following brands: CreekSide (designed for first-time buyers), SummitTrail (ultra-lite buyers), TimberRidge (first-time fiberglass buyers) and WindRiver (luxury-lite mid-line buyers), according to a news release.
The management team is led by Jim Croxton as the general manager and Darin Nelson as the sales manager and has a combined experience of over 160 years. Industry veteran Rod Glass is heading up Canadian sales. “All of this experience has benefitted Outdoors RV in obtaining an order backlog that virtually goes out six months along with a waiting list for dealers that want to be able to merchandise the products,” according to the news release.
“The focus of this company is to design RVs for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada, merchandise the products with a hand-selected group of dealers with our end goal of having our customers enjoy an outdoor experience like no other. This area has an incredible percentage of people that enjoy the RV lifestyle and why wouldn’t they with the outdoors right outside most people’s backdoor. Outdoors RV’s goal is not to be the largest manufacturer in the country nor follow market share graphs. We simply want to design and build great RVs.”
For dealer and customer inquiries call the production facility at (541) 624-5500 or directly at the following: Darin Nelson, U.S. sales, cell (541) 215-3902 or Rod Glass, Canadian sales, cell (403) 391-1777. The website, www.outdoorsrvmfg.com, is scheduled to be up and running soon.
Shown in the photo below are (from left) Henry Quint, Darrin Nelson, U.S. Rep. James Walden, R-Ore., John and D’Ann Ramsey, Ron Nash and jim Croxton.