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Motor Home Specialist to Host ‘World’s RV Show’

April 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 8.10.50 AMMotor Home Specialist will once again host The World’s RV Show April 21-26 at its expansive site in Alvarado, Texas.

According to a press release, the show will spread out across more than 100 acres and feature live demonstrations, motorhome walk-throughs, how to’s and Q&A’s. A wide range of the industry’s leading motorhome brands will be represented, including Coachmen, Entegra, Monaco RV, Dynamax, Sportscoach, Thor Motor Coach, Holiday Rambler, Prevost, Foretravel and Forest River.

“We are excited once again to host The World’s RV Show at Motor Home Specialist,” said CEO Donny O’Banion. “At The World’s RV Show, you can see all the latest models, newest innovations and have the opportunity to meet actual manufacturers’ presidents, vice presidents, COOs, general managers, design team members and national sales managers.”

O’Banion said that another unique feature about The World’s RV Show is that RVers don’t have to make it to the actual show to benefit from it. Many of the factory representatives’ product demonstrations will be video recorded and released after the show. People can also visit theworldsrvshow.com any time before or during the event and submit their questions to the factory rep of their choice.

The World’s RV Show will feature over 500 new 2014 model motorhomes open and on display with prices ranging from $49,911 to over $2 million, as well as a huge selection of pre-owned units and the new line of Heartland RV fifth-wheels and toy haulers.

“We are undergoing a massive expansion project at Motor Home Specialist,” O’Banion excitedly stated. “We are making room for our new fifth-wheels and travel trailers, adding a restaurant, in-door showroom, building new office space and expanding both our service area and covered frontage. This is just another step in our ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and diverse product availability.”

Admission, parking, camping with full hook-ups, and food, drinks are FREE at the show. For additional information visit http://www.theworldsrvshow.com.

 

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Motor Home Specialist No. 1 for ‘Volume Sales’

March 13, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Alvarado, Texas-based Motor Home Specialist announced it was ranked as the No. 1 volume-selling motorhome dealer in the U.S. for 2013, according to the year-end report compiled by Statistical Surveys Inc.

“All of us at Motor Home Specialist are proud of the accomplishment of becoming No. 1, but even more so, I am proud and humbled by all of the friendships I’ve made through the years in this industry,” said Donny O’Banion, Motor Home Specialist CEO, in a press release. “I hope they all know how much I appreciated their phone calls and congratulations. It’s been a lot of work, but a lot of fun since taking on our first new motorhome line nine years ago.”

In addition to being named the No. 1 overall selling motorhome dealer in the nation, Motor Home Specialist was also ranked No. 1 in retail sales for the several motorhome brands, including: Coachmen RV, Entegra Coach, Forest River diesel motorhomes, Forest River Georgetown, Sportscoach, and Thor Motor Coach diesel pushers, Class A and Class C.

Motor Home Specialist was also named the top dealer for many RV manufacturer models, including: Coachmen Concord, Coachmen Leprechaun, Coachmen Freelander, Entegra Aspire, Entegra Anthem, Entegra Cornerstone, Forest River Berkshire, Forest River Charleston, Forest River FR3, Dynamax DX3, Sportscoach Cross Country, and almost all of the Thor Motor Coach models which include the A.C.E, Axis, Challenger, Chateau, Citation, Four Winds, Outlaw Toy Hauler, Siesta, Vegas, Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo.

“We’re looking forward to another great year and feel like we’re off to a pretty good start,” O’Banion noted. “Our current sales are already up close to 25% for January and February over last year.”

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Motor Home Specialist Giving $253K to Charity

January 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Alvarado, Texas-based dealer Motor Home Specialist is giving back to the community with a donation of $253,000 to Cook Children’s Health Care System made possible by proceeds from the 2nd Annual MHSRV.com 2013 year-end close-out promotion.

According to a press release, the promotion ran from Oct. 1 to Dec. 30 with Motor Home Specialist pledging to donate $1,000 for every new motorhome sold.

“We are extremely proud to have once again had the opportunity to give back to such a wonderful organization,” said Donny O’Banion, Motor Home Specialist CEO. “We were able to surpass last year’s donation of $202,000 to $253,000 . I have been to Cook Children’s several times now and the level of care is truly amazing. Seeing firsthand how they change the lives of so many families on a daily basis is truly inspiring to all of us here at Motor Home Specialist.”

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Motor Home Specialist Holds World’s RV Show

March 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Motor Home Specialist is hosting The World’s RV Show, slated for March 11-16 at the dealer’s complex in Alvarado, Texas.

According to a press release, the show’s inaugural event will feature live streaming video demonstrations, RV walk-throughs, how to’s, along with question and answer sessions with industry leaders. Also on hand will be representatives from at least eight major RV manufacturers.

“Why go to an RV show only to meet a salesman trying to sell you aged or distressed merchandise,” said Donny O’Banion, Motor Home Specialist CEO. “At The World’s RV Show you can see all the latest models, newest innovations and meet actual manufacturer’s COOs, general managers, design team members, national sales managers and chassis manufacturers.’

The show will showcase over 250 new 2013 model units open, on display and ready for delivery, while expedited financing will also be available during the six-day show.

Admission, parking, dry camping, food and drinks will be free.

“We understand that sometimes it is difficult to travel to RV shows,” said O’Banion. “That is why we will be streaming the portions of the event live, including product demonstrations, on the show’s website.”

For more information visit http://www.theworldsrvshow.com.

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Texas Retailer Helps Children’s Medical Center

February 18, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Alvarado, Texas-based dealer Motor Home Specialist is giving back to the community with a donation of $202,000 to Cook Children’s made possible by proceeds from the 2012 year-end closeout promotion on the company’s website at http://www.mhsrv.com/.

According to a press release, the promotion ran from Oct. 16, 2012, to Dec. 28 with Motor Home Specialist pledging to donate $1,000 for every new motorhome sold.

“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to give back to such a wonderful organization,” said Donny O’Banion, Motor Home Specialist CEO. “We have a deep admiration for Cook Children’s mission of improving the health of every child that comes into their care. The facility is extraordinary. I never imagined a place so massive in size and diverse in scope could be so thoughtfully designed and constructed to make every child and parent’s life the absolute best it could be during a difficult time.

“We would also like to thank our loyal mhsrv.com customers for helping make this possible and with a lot of hard work and the good Lord’s help, we hope to be able to continue on with this tradition and make it even bigger in the years to come.”

 

 

 

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Motor Home Specialist Still Top Texas Dealer

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Still No. 1 in Texas.

Still No. 1 in Texas.

There is no dispute in Texas over who finished No.1. The 2010 year-end statistics have been posted, and for the fourth year in a row, Motor Home Specialist has been named the No. 1 volume selling motorhome dealer in Texas, according to a news release.

The figures are provided by the report released from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), the recognized producer of industry data for the RV industry.

SSI reported that Motor Home Specialist ranked first in Texas for total volume sales leading all other Texas dealers in Class A RVs and Class C RVs in 2010 – one out of every six new motorhomes in Texas rolled out of Motor Home Specialist’s 32-acre RV dealership in Alvarado.

What’s their formula for achieving these top rankings?

“We offer one of the most diverse selections of new and pre-owned motor homes anywhere in the world and we sell them for less everyday,” says Donny O’Banion, CEO of Motor Home Specialist. “All customers receive a minimum of 25% off real MSRP on most 2011 models and we encourage everyone to compare our products, customer service and prices.”

Motor Home Specialist continues to grow and is located in Alvarado just minutes south of the Dallas – Ft. Worth Metro-plex.For more information visit  http://www.mhsrv.com, or call (800) 335-6054 to speak to a friendly team member today.

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Motor Home Specialist Adds Holiday Rambler

August 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Motor Home Specialist of Alvarado, Texas, is carrying for the first time the Holiday Rambler brand motorhomes, Monaco RV LLC has announced.

The family-owned Motor Home Specialist is the No. 1 volume selling Texas RV dealer and one of the largest RV dealers in the country. Situated on over 25 acres, the dealership boasts such amenities as a quarter mile of covered display area, complementary golf carts while shopping, climate-controlled service bays and landscaped and fully-covered delivery pads with full hook-ups, according to a news release.

Motor Home Specialist has also just secured an additional 35 acres for future expansions in both its sales and service areas that will begin later this year.

“Holiday Rambler is one of the most recognized names in the RV industry,” according to Donny O’Banion, CEO of Motor Home Specialist. “We are extremely excited to be carrying a brand with such a rich history and loyal customer following. Holiday Rambler is definitely an anchor brand for us, as far as manufacturers go, and we look forward to bright future together.”

According to Scott Jacobson, national sales manager for Holiday Rambler, “Motor Home Specialist has an impressive reputation in the RV industry and we are thrilled to be partnering with such a well-respected dealership, We both share the same vision and principles; to offer the best quality RVs and best customer service, at the most competitive price, in the industry. We look forward to many years of mutual success as partners, offering the Holiday Rambler legacy and brand new product offerings to our existing HR owners, as well as new customers.”

For more information on Holiday Rambler products offered at Motor Home Specialist please visit www.mhsrv.com.

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Manheim Auctions Begins Platinum RV Sales

August 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

imageManheim Specialty Auctions has introduced “Platinum RV Collection Sales,” a new opportunity for dealers to exclusively buy top-quality, highline RV units valued at $75,000 or more.

The new monthly sales, currently held at two Manheim locations, are also accessible nationally through Manheim Simulcast, according to a news release. The combination of in-lane and online buying opportunity gives dealers convenient, targeted access to the cream of pre-owned luxury RV inventory, saving them time and hassle in the process.

“We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the auction experience for our customers by listening closely to their unique needs,” said Karen Braddy, general manager, Manheim Specialty and Heavy Truck & Equipment. “Our highline RV buyers and sellers have told us that the diversity of products within the RV category often means they waste valuable time searching for just the right configuration – and that feedback drove the creation of our Platinum program.”

The first Platinum Sale was held at Manheim Lakeland, Fla., in February of this year, and strong sales results prompted an expansion to Manheim Tucson in June. Based on the success of these sales, additional locations are expected to be added in the coming months, including Manheim Dallas-Fort Worth.

More than 160 buyers participated in Manheim Tucson’s first sale both in-lane and online via Manheim Simulcast. Commercial consignors, such as Bank of America and GE Money reported blue-ribbon days, with Bank of America selling 100%  of its inventory.

“Our customers have told us that the key to successful customized sales is having enough specialized inventory to make attendance worthwhile,” said Jeanie Hinz, general manager, Manheim Tucson. “The positive results from our first sale confirm that Manheim is definitely meeting the needs of these buyers.”

Kelly O’Banion, purchasing/pre-owned manager, Motor Home Specialist, located in Alvarado, Texas, agrees that specialized sales save time for everyone. “As a buyer, one benefit of having the Platinum units sold at a separate event is definitely that it takes less time to get to the units you’re interested in buying. My target inventory is late-model units $100,000 and up, so these events decrease the amount of time that I have to spend away from my lot.”

Sellers also benefit from the targeted marketing, red-carpet presentation and dedicated buyers of Platinum Sales units.

“Manheim understands that there is a unique set of buyers for highline RV units,” said Martin Smith, vice president, remarketing, Bank of America. “When the Platinum units are sold at separate sales, my target buyers from all over the country travel to attend the sales or purchase units online. The higher quality of buyers ensures that I maximize my return.”

Manheim Specialty Auctions’ Platinum RV Collection Sales are hosted monthly at each of the designated locations. Manheim Lakeland hosts its sale the first Tuesday at 2 p.m. and Manheim Tucson presents Platinum RV units the fourth Tuesday at 3 p.m. Transportation options are available for dealers located outside of the normal pick-up area for these locations.

For more information, visit www.manheimspecialtyauctions.com and click on the RV tab.

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Motor Home Specialist Adds Entegra Coach Line

March 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Entegra Coach Color ReversedMotor Home Specialist in Alvarado, Texas, has joined the Entegra Coach network of dealerships, according to a news release from parent company Jayco Inc.

In making the announcement, Jim Jacobs, general manager of Entegra Coach, said that Motor Home Specialist has been authorized to sell all three Entegra Coach diesel-powered Class A motorhome lines: Aspire, Anthem and Cornerstone.

“We are proud to welcome Motor Home Specialist to the Entegra Coach team,” Jacobs said. “They have been the No. 1 selling motorhome dealer in the state of Texas for three consecutive years and they will be a great asset not only to Entegra Coach, but also to our growing network throughout the U.S. and Canada.”

Motor Home Specialist was founded in 1998 and is one of the most successful family-owned and family-operated RV dealers in the country. In 2009, Motor Home Specialist was the No. 2 volume selling diesel Class A motorhome dealer in the United States.

“The Entegra Coach commitment to customers and dealers, as well as their dedication to building quality products helped lead us to our decision,” said Donny O’Banion, Motor Home Specialis CEOt. “They are a division of Jayco Inc., one of the most respected names in the RV business and we know they have the strength and integrity to stand behind their products. Their knowledge and ability to satisfy customer needs is exactly the kind of business partnership that we look for.”

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Motor Home Specialist Ranks No. 1 in Texas

March 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Motor Home Specialist logoFor the second year in a row Motor Home Specialist in Alvardo, Texas, is both No. 1 in Texas and in the Top 10 rankings for various categories of RV sales in the United States, according to a news release

The figures are provided by the report just released from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI)

SSI reported that Motor Home Specialist ranked first in Texas for total volume sales in all classes, and sold more Class A motorhomes and Class C motorhomes in a single year – this means that one out of every seven new RVs in Texas have rolled out of Motor Home Specialist’s 22-acre RV mall. Motor Home Specialist’s placement is more than 100 coaches above the second-place single Texas RV dealer.

Coast to coast, Motor Home Specialist ranks second in sales for Class A diesel motorhomes in the U.S. and fifth for Class A gas-powered motorhomes. In the United States overall, Statistical Surveys puts the Texas RV dealership at sixth for total volume sales.

“We take the hustle out of buying an RV,” says Donny O’Banion, CEO of Motor Home Specialist. “No matter how seasoned or novice a customer may be in shopping for motorhomes, each person receives fair pricing upfront. Our attention to detail, from the moment a shopper enters our lot to their final delivery and orientation, is one of the reasons we have repeat customers.”

After viewing the virtual tours and detailed online videos of Motor Home Specialist’s extensive inventory of the best RV brands, customers fly in from all over the country to take advantage of the deep discounts and in-depth customer service that can only be found at this Texas RV sales center, he said.

For more information visit www.mhsrv.com or call (800) 335-6054.

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