Outdoors RV Manufacturing Inc. has expanded its dealer network in Canada with the addition of Edwards Garage Ltd., based in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Shown in the photo are (L-R) Edwards Garage President Brent Kennedy, Robin Larsen with Outdoors RV and Colin Parada, general sales manager. “Edwards Garage is a perfect fit for Outdoors RV,” said Jim Croxton, general manager of La Grande, Ore.-based Outdoors RV. “It is within an hour drive of some of the best camping in the east slope of the Rocky Mountains. It is a very modern dealership that has been in business for 83 years with a great reputation for customer service.” Edwards Garage will be handling all of the Outdoors RV brands, including Back Country, Creek Side, Timber Ridge, Wind River and Black Stone. The first two trailers that were delivered to the dealership were retailed within 10 days.
LaGrande, Ore.-based Outdoors RV Manufacturing Inc. announced that Parkview RV, Wetaskiwin, Alberta, is its No. 1 BlackStone dealer in Canada.
According to a press release, the BlackStone line of towables targets the customer that is looking for the luxury features normally found in motorhomes or larger fifth-wheels, but without the size and weight.
“The BlackStone is an amazing unit,” said Jason Thompson, co-owner with Roger Thompson of Parkview RV. “People get drawn in by the exterior and then can not get it out of their minds after seeing the interiors and features.”
Key features of the BlackStone include:
• “Armor Shield” construction offering aluminum frame in eight different areas plus lightweight steel roof trusses.
• Vaulted radius interior ceilings.
• 50% larger “Mountain Sized” strut designed luggage doors,
• Available living room fireplaces and wireless touch pad to operate slideouts
• 60-inch by 80-inch residential queen beds.
For further information visit www.outdoorsrvmfg.com.
Outdoors RV Manufacturing Inc. has sold at retail the first-ever Black Stone travel trailer, introduced last November. According to a press release, David and Susan King purchased the trailer at Kelowna Truck and RV in British Columbia.
Outdoors RV said that the Black Stone product line is targeting the buyer that is downsizing from a motorhome or larger fifth-wheel but is still looking for luxury-type features.
“Incredible spacious kitchen and countertops, along with the wonderful interior colors and the French door going into the master bedroom give this trailer a very residential feel,” said Susan King.
Randy Woodside, owner of Kelowna RV, noted, “As a new dealer with Outdoors RV we are thrilled with the quality and features of all the product lines, and so are our customers. These RVs come to us so well built that our pre-delivery inspection can be done in less than half the time of the other brands that we carry.
“It is no wonder that Outdoors RV is experiencing such rapid growth in market share with these products. As a growing dealership ourselves we have never seen such a well thought-out product that offers so much for such an incredible value.”
Since its inception in May of 2009, Outdoors RV Manufacturing Inc. “continues to see large increases in market share while outperforming the market,” according to a press release.
“We are a small company that continues to grow in a challenging market by staying close with our customers and listening to our dealers as to what is needed in the marketplace,” said Jim Croxton, general manager of the La Grande, Ore.-based builder.
According to Outdoors RV, the company is up 22.7 % in the towable market in its western United States sales areas of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nevada and California. The company said it has also seen a 23.4% market share increase in the western provinces of Canada, which “is virtually flat for the year.”
Outdoors RV, which builds climate-designed, four seasons towables, recently debuted its new Blackstone travel trailer line, offered in five floorplans ranging in length from 28 to 34 feet.
“We believe that much of our success is based on partnering with the right dealer for long term business relations, allowing each of our partners large trade areas and providing exceptional sales training/support to maximize our travel trailer retail turns,” Croxton said.
The company reported that it will be shipping the first Blakcstone units this month. For further product information or dealership opportunities visit www.outdoorsrvmfg.com.
Outdoors RV Manufacturing Inc. has introduced the BlackStone travel trailer series, the latest in the La Grande, Ore-based company’s lineup of climate-designed, four-seasons towables.
According to a press release, the BlackStone is offered in five floorplans ranging in length from 28 to 34 feet. Offering expanded interior and exterior storage space, Outdoors RV said BlackStone is targeting RVers looking to “downsize from a motorhome or larger fifth-wheel but still wanting luxury features.”
The BlackStone is also built with Outdoors RV’s “Armor Shield” construction, which places aluminum framing in eight different areas along with rigid lightweight steel trusses in the ceiling.
“This is the type of construction that the targeted RV buyers are accustomed to in the high-end fifth-wheel or motorhome they currently own,” said Jim Croxton, general manager.
Highlighted features include: On-demand tankless hot water system, vaulted radius interior ceilings, 50% larger “mountain sized” strut designed luggage doors, 70 gallons of fresh water capacity and 80 gallons of grey water capacity. Models are also available with livingroom fireplaces, wireless touch pads to operate slideouts, awnings, power stab jacks, and 60-inch by 80-inch residential queen beds.
Prior to launching the BlackStone, Outdoors RV said it consulted with its dealers, both in the U.S. and Canada. “The prototype design that was shown to dealers for feedback underwent 65 product enhancements prior to going into full production,” noted Croxton.
NormVanNess Jr., general manager at Lewiston RV in Lewiston, Idaho, stated, “The BlackStone is by far the Cadillac of the travel trailer industry with many features and construction you see in high-end fifth wheels. This BlackStone will fill the gap in the industry for those who want high-line fifth-wheel quality in a travel trailer. In my opinion, there is not a finer, high quality trailer on the market.”
For further product information or dealership opportunities visit www.outdoorsrvmfg.com or contact Rod Glass (Canadian sales) at 403-391-1777, Troy Johnson (U.S. sales) at 208-739-3735, Brad Croxton (U.S. Sales) at 541-975-4367, or Darin Nelson (sales manager) at 541-215-3902
Alberta, Canada-based Sylvan Lake RV is the latest retailer to join Outdoors RV Manufacturing Inc.’s growing dealer network, representing the Back Country and Creek Side brands.
“The Outdoors RV dealer distribution network in Canada has been a great strength for us and adding this type of aggressive dealership in a historically strong RV marketplace will certainly strengthen our presence in this market,” Jim Croxton, general manager for the La Grande, Ore.-based builder, said in a press release.
Clint Dawson, the general manager for Sylvan Lake RV noted, “We wanted a high quality entry- and mid-line trailer that was affordable and rugged. We found that with the Outdoors RV products”.
In separate news, Outdoors RV earned the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (RVDA) Quality Circle Award.
The distinction is based on a survey of RV dealers conducted by the association between April and July 2011, and recognizes dealer satisfaction in the areas of vehicle design and reliability, competitive advantage, communications, sales and service support.
The award will be presented to Outdoors RV on Oct. 5 at a special ceremony as part of RVDA’s National Convention and Expo at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
La Grande, Ore.-based Outdoors RV Manufacturing Inc. has named Jubilee RV Centre, located in Kamloops, B.C., its No. 1 overall dealer in Western Canada for the past year.
“Jubilee RV Centre specifically treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern,” Jim Croxton, general manager for Outdoors RV, said in a press release. “They know that customers have high expectations, and as a dealer they enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. They ask customers to allow them to demonstrate their commitment to excellence.”
Jubilee RV is owned by Bill Poole while Terry Adams serves as sales manager. “Outdoors RV’s focus is not to be the largest RV manufacturer nor do they follow market share graphs,” said Poole. “They focus on building the best quality products on the market that are feature driven and four-seasons insulated.”
Outdoors RV said that Jubilee RV is “very active in helping develop the latest products by providing product feedback on a regular basis.”
Croxton added, “They have had tremendous success due to the fact that they spend an incredible amount of time on factory product training so the sales staff is very professional in talking to the customers, allowing them the opportunity to earn their business.”
La Grange, Ore.-based Outdoors RV Manufacturing Inc. announced that it added two dealerships to its growing network.
Valley RV, based in Mt. Vernon, Wash., will handle several brands for Outdoors RV, including Back Country, Creek Side, Timber Ridge and Wind River. The retailer, servicing the Western Washington/Seattle area, is family-owned and has been in business for over 35 years.
The towable builder also partnered with Rangitsch Brothers RV in Missoula, Mont., which will carry the Creek Side and Timber Ridge brands. Also family-owned, Rangitsch Brothers RV has been operating since 1958.
“Partnerships like these are what we continue to build our tremendous growth around, following our market strategy of allowing each dealer large trade areas and then providing exceptional sales training and support as well as providing current products across several price points that meet what today’s customers are looking for at all levels in towable products,” said Jim Croxton, general manager for Outdoors RV.
Lewiston RV was recently named the No. 1 Timber Ridge dealer in the state of Idaho for the past year by La Grange, Ore.-based towable builder Outdoors RV Manufacturing Inc. Pictured are Vernon Swearingen, Dan Bundy, Outdoors RV Sales Manager Darin Nelson, Dave Howard, Lewiston RV General Manager Norm Vanness, Martin Burns and Natasha Richards. Lewiston RV is known for outstanding customer service and as “an easy place to do business” in the Lewiston area. The Timber Ridge is one of four rugged and durable brands produced by Outdoors RV built for the Northwest climate with a full complement of features and insulated for four-seasons camping. Features on all Timber Ridge models include fiberglass front caps, cooler-sized luggage doors, electric awnings, LCD TV’s, rear ladders, roto-torqued outdoors tough cabinetry, and Beaufloor flooring with a 50-below zero cold-cracking warranty.
La Grande, Ore-based Outdoors RV Manufacturing Inc. has added Lassen RV, located in Albany, Ore., to its growing dealer network.
According to a press release, Lassen RV is a locally owned and operated retailer that has been servicing the Salem, Ore., area for over 35 years.
“The Salem market is a strong RV trade area and we are happy to align ourselves with such a dealership as Lassen RV,” said Jim Croxton, general manager of Outdoors RV, which was founded in June 2009. “This addition certainly strengthens our dealer group.”
Lassen currently handles several Outdoors RV brands, including Back Country, Creek Side, Timber Ridge and Wind River.
“We are always excited to associate our company with such great people as Larry Lassen, owner of Lassen RV, and Joe Calderon, general manager, and the experienced team that they have at their dealership,” Croxton said.
Outdoors RV Manufacturing Inc. continues to grow its dealer body, providing retailers with “fast-turning travel trailers” that are built to handle the rugged conditions in the Northwest, according to a press release.
“At Outdoors RV Manufacturing, we understand how important retail turns are for the continued success of our dealer partners and Outdoors RV,” said Jim Croxton, general manager of the La Grande, Ore.-based builder founded in June 2009. “We have continued to provide our dealer partners with fast-turning travel trailers that meet the current customers’ requirements by staying close to our dealers, listening to their needs and responding quickly to many of their requests.
“We also believe in partnering with the right dealer partners for long-term business relations, allowing each of our partners’ large trade areas, and providing exceptional sales training/support to maximize our travel trailer retail turns.”
The following are a few testimonials from Outdoors RV dealers:
• “We are very excited to finally have a quality product like this in Casper, Wyo. Outdoors RV has a product with an insulation package that will stand up to our weather year around. We have only had two Timber Ridge travel trailers land on our lot so far and I personally sold them both within three days. It is easy to show the excellent value these trailers bring to the market. The guys at our Gillette Wyoming store are chomping at the bit! This product will make both dealers and customers happy for years to come!” – Hank Gonzales, sales representative for Stalkups RV in Casper, which partnered with Outdoors RV in May 2011.
• “Very good company to work with, nice quality-built trailers with features customers are looking for. Selling as fast as they hit the lot. All of us are very proud to have Outdoors RV as part of the Stalkups Family” – Chad Culver, sales manager for Stalkups
• “Alaska has more RV’s per capita in the U.S than any other state. Our dealership is located in Wasilla, with sales and support for the largest population of RV owners in Alaska. Outdoors RV has met our RV buyers’ needs with a new product that is built for the four-seasons camping in Alaska. We pre-sold our first Outdoors RV travel trailer before the product landed on our lot and believe it or not our second Outdoors RV travel trailer sold within one hour of delivery to our lot. – Dan Cordell, owner/sales for Camper Valley RV in Wasilla, an Outdoors RV partner since May 2011.