In response to the continued and consistent strength of the Canadian dollar, Winfield, British Columbia-based RV dealer Voyager RV Center Ltd. has lowered it’s pricing by 5% to 10% on every new RV in stock, according to a news release.
The Canadian dollar has been fluctuating around or over par to the U.S. Dollar since the start of 2011.
“Although nobody can be 100% sure, signs are pointing to our economy staying strong, and therefore our dollar likely staying around where it is today (close to par),” said Jason Friesen, vice president and sales manager of Voyager RV. “We felt the logical thing for us to do, as an RV dealer who imports RV brands from the United States, was to pass the savings due to the high dollar, onto the customer.”
Included U.S. manufactured RV brands that have been reduced by Voyager RV are Jayco travel trailers and fifth-wheels, as well as Keystone Springdale and Passport trailers, and the trio of Dutchmen, Denali and Colorado models, all made by Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc.
“Over the past couple years, we have adjusted our new RV pricing to reflect where our dollar is at,” Friesen continued. “However, this latest decrease takes us to pricing levels that we’ve never been able to offer before. In our industry, the dealer controls the pricing, so their really is no reason why a customer should have to go far away to buy an RV, as long as their local dealer is staying on top of pricing. We’re very excited to get is RV season started off, so we can share this pricing with our customers.”
Voyager is once again kicking off their selling season with their exclusive Online RV Sale (their 6th annual), putting their entire online inventory even further on sale from Jan. 26-30. “It’s always been a fun and successful sale,” said Friesen, “But should be the best ever this year with our new price offerings due to this high dollar.”
Voyager RV Center has had the same location, in Winfield since it opened its doors in 1984. The company employs over 40 employees in the high season, and continues to operate as a privately and family owned full-service dealer.
Two RV dealerships in Canada are stepping forward to help the relief effort in Haiti.
The Telegraph-Journal in St. John, New Brunswick, reports that students, staff and families at Lakefield Elementary School have teamed up with Leisure Time RV Center for a “Spring for Haiti” fundraiser.
Two winning tickets will be drawn on March 12 for a one-night camping experience to take place on March 20 in the Lakefield Elementary School parking lot. Leisure Time RV Center has donated the use of five RVs equipped with power, heat, snacks and simple breakfast for the morning.
The first-place winner may invite two families to join them while the second-place winner may invite one family to share in the fun. Check in time is anytime after 6 p.m. with checkout by noon the following day.
Tickets are $5 each or three for $10.
All proceeds will be donated to help relief efforts in Haiti. Tickets are available at Leisure Time RV Center, Dobson Chrysler Dodge, KV Drugs, McPhee’s Bakery and Benjamin’s Books.
Ogopogo Media Inc. in Kelowna, British Columbia, reported that Voyager RV Center Ltd. in Winfield also is supporting the Canadian Red Cross’s Haiti Earthquake Appeal. Due to the enormous success of Voyager RV’s 5th annual online sale that occurred Jan. 27-31, the staff and management of Voyager RV Center donated $3,500.00 to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal.
“The situation in Haiti is dire and these initial donations are going directly to meet the most urgent needs of the people. This is the largest deployment in the history of the Red Cross and we will be there for many years to come,” said Janice Bowden, director of marketing and development for the Canadian Red Cross, British Columbia Southern Interior Region.