Mike Regan, second from right, general manager of Crestview RV Center, holds the award honoring the dealership as the top Jayco Inc. dealership for the 2009 model year. In the center is Paul Krauss, Crestview RV sales manager. The dealership, with stores in Buda and Selma, Texas, received the honor at the recent Jayco annual dealer meeting. Presenting the award were, from left, Derald Bontrager, Jayco president; Jim Jacobs, Jayco vice president of sales and marketing; and Wilbur Bontrager, Jayco chairman of the board. The Jayco Founders’ Award for 2009 for ownership and management who consistently reflect a dedication to outstanding sales and customer service and who embody the spirit of Jayco’s founders, was presented to Terrell Camping Center, Terrell, N.C. Jayco’s ”Star of Stars” award for being the No. 1 Starcraft dealer was presented to Payless Auto and RV Sales, Phoenix, Ariz., and the ”Starcraft Pinnacle Star” for having the No. 1 single location dealership for 2009 went to Colerain RV Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. About 140 dealers attended the meetings June 22-26 in Middlebury, Ind.
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Statistical Surveys Inc. ranked Camping World Inc., with 77 stores nationwide, the No. 1 dealer of motorhomes, towables and combined towables and motorhomes in the U.S. for calendar year 2008.
The Top 5 dealers in each category, for the most past, were represented by the same companies as 2007 with some changes in ranking. Crestview RV Center in Buda, Texas, was the only newcomer, moving to fifth spot in the trailer group.
The top five retailers in trailers, motorhomes and combined categories for 2008 are:
• Combined trailers and motorhomes: Camping World, Lincolnshire, Ill.; General RV Center, Detroit, Mich.; Lazydays RV Center Inc., Seffner, Fla.; Fun Time RV Sales, Keene, Texas; Giant RV Montclair, Calif.
• Motorhomes: Camping World, Lazydays, General RV, Giant RV, Mike Thompsons RV, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
• Trailers: Camping World, General RV, Fun Time RV, Giant RV, Crestview RV Center.