Iowa-based Webster City RV announced the acquisition of Diamond Trail RV along with an expansion that will add six bays to its service center to increase capacity.
According to a news release, Diamond Trail RV, located in Bevington, Iowa, is a full-service dealership that offers an on-site campground for customers. The retailer represents the third dealership operated by Webster City RV, along with Story City RV just north of Ames.
Webster City RV General Manager Adam Ruppell noted, “These three dealerships form the RV Outfitter Network and provide RVers all over the state a network of dealers dedicated to bringing the best in RV sales and service to an ever-growing population of campers throughout Iowa.”
Webster City RV moved to its present location in December 2000. Since then it has grown to sell nearly 500 RVs a year while maintaining a focus on service.
“The additional bays will allow us to keep up with the growing demand and keep Webster City RV in the forefront of RV Service,” Ruppell said.
Completion of the service expansion is expected to be done by March 2013.
ROUTE 66 RV Network has announced the addition of three new member dealers.
The largest RV network in North America got even bigger last week with the addition of Cullum & Maxey Recreation Vehicles in Nashville, Tenn., Three Way Campers in Marietta, Ga., and Webster City RV in Webster City, Iowa, according to a news release.
“All three of these dealerships are market leaders in their respective areas and enhance the ability for Route 66 RV Network to keep its promise, ‘wherever the road takes you, you can count on us,” said Rob Merrill, ROUTE 66 partner.
Cullum & Maxey has been serving RV consumers in the Nashville market for over 52 years. Co-owner Bob Sircy says the philosophies of ROUTE 66 and Cullum & Maxey are virtually the same. “We provide high quality products, back them with them with excellent service, and form a long term relationship by serving them and contributing to a great RV experience.Teaming up with ROUTE 66 allows us to extend our customer service throughout the entire nation as our customers travel.”
Three Way Campers is Georgia’s oldest and largest RV dealer. Founded in 1952, owners Jeff and David Porter are the third generation to serve the Atlant RV market. Located on the west side of Atlanta, Three Way Campers is a strategic location for the Southeast United States. “The Porter family and Three Way have earned an excellent reputation for taking care of customers and will be a great addition to approximately 150 ROUTE 66 dealer locations around the United States,” Merrill added.
Webster City RV is located about one hour north of Des Moines, with a second location in Story City, Iowa, on Interstate 35. Owner Rod Ruppel, commented, “We’ve been acquainted with ROUTE 66 for many years and had a great deal of respect for the organization, its dealers and their reputation for serving RV consumers around the country. We jumped at the opportunity to join the network and look forward to offering the extended ROUTE 66 benefits to both our customers in central Iowa as well as travelers who visit our stores.”
Merrill added, “every new ROUTE 66 dealer is recommended for membership in the network by other ROUTE 66 dealers. That’s how we’ve been able to assemble literally the best of the best independent RV dealers in nation. The well earned reputations of these 3 new member dealers only serve to further distinguish ROUTE 66 and our ability to serve RV consumers around the country.”