Washington-based Valley Auburn RV has opened a second location in Kent with a ribbon cutting ceremony set for June 8, according to a press release.
The new facility, named Valley RV Supercenter, is five times larger than the Auburn store and features an indoor showroom, an expanded parts department and 20-plus service bays.
Valley RV was founded in 1966 by Frank Lee and Ron Claudon Sr.who took on the Winnebago line of motorhomes and actually sold four of the first 10 ever built. The RV facility became Valley I-5 (just off I-5 in Kent) in 1979. That dealership was eventually sold and in 2009 Ron Claudon Jr. teamed up with long-time Valley I-5 manager and RV expert Tony Weeldreyer to start Valley Auburn RV.
“We just felt the timing was right. Plus, we had out-grown our Auburn location”, says Tony Weeldreyer, co-Owner/general manager. “We offer a great product — Jayco. They truly build the highest quality lineup and it’s easy to understand why they have the best resale value in the industry. We also understand the value of providing exceptional service to our customers and we now have the facility to do just that.””
Valley RV Supercenter’s grand opening celebration will be held the weekend of June 8-9 with several special events planned. During this event, Valley RV Supercenter will donate $100 for each unit sold to the Kent Downtown Partnership, which is dedicated to serving and promoting the downtown Kent business community.The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. and will presided over by Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke along with other local dignitaries.