RVBusiness Announces Top 50 Dealer Awards Selections

The official 10th-anniversary roster of RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Award recipients is being released here today (Sept. 27) by RVBusiness magazine and its long-term marketing partner, BJ Thompson Associates.

And in a return to the industry’s pre-pandemic agenda, this year’s Top 50 dealers are to be publicly recognized at a Nov. 10 awards reception held during the 2021 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at the Paris Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

“Just like so many other events in this day and age, we slowed down long enough to consider the nation’s general business, social and health-related environment before deciding to affirmatively move ahead with plans for an in-person Top 50 reception and awards ceremony in Las Vegas during the Nov. 8-12 Con/Expo hosted for the first time since 2019 by the RV Dealers Association (RVDA) and RVDA of Canada,” reported RVB Publisher Sherm Goldenberg.

After gleaning nominations from RV manufacturers, RVB invited dealers to apply for Top 50 consideration. Selections followed a rigorous review of the dealers’ applications by an independent RV-industry panel during a two-day session at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind.

“Again, this year, manufacturers submitted nominees for the Top 50 based on their performance and professionalism,” noted BJ Thompson, who administers the program and oversees the selection process. “We receive applications from every shape and size of dealer across the U.S. and Canada, which makes every RVB Top 50 class a diverse group of retailers who do a lot of things right at every level.”

The full roster of 2021 RVBusiness Top 50 RV Dealer Award winners, the result of a program sponsored by Airxcel, Brown and Brown, Contoure USA, Cummins, Dometic Corp., Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., Genesis Products, Northpoint Commercial Finance, NTP-STAG, Lippert Components Inc., Protective Asset Protection Division and Wells Fargo CDF, is as follows in alphabetical order:

  1.  Affinity RV Service, Sales & Rentals, Prescott, Ariz.
  2.  Airstream Adventures Northwest, Gladstone, Ore.
  3.  All Valley RV Center, Acton, Calif.
  4.  Alpin Haus, Amsterdam, N.Y.
  5.  ArrKann Trailer & RV Centre, Edmonton, Alb.
  6.    Beaver Coach Sales & Service, Bend, Ore.
  7.  Bent’s RV, Metairie, La.
  8.  Bucars RV Centre, Balzac, Alb.
  9.  Bullyan RV, Duluth, Minn.
  10. Byerly RV Center, St. Louis, Mo.
  11. Camperland of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Okla.
  12. Campers Inn RV, Jacksonville, Fla.      
  13. Colonial Airstream & RV, Lakewood, N.J.
  14. Colton RV, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  15. Cousins RV (RV Retailer), Wheat Ridge, Colo.
  16. Crestview RV Center, Buda, Texas
  17.  Curtis Trailers, Portland, Ore.
  18. Fraserway RV, Abbotsford, B.C.         
  19. Fun Town RV, Cleburne, Texas
  20. Giant Recreation World, Winter Garden, Fla.
  21. Giant RV, Montclair, Calif.
  22. Gib’s RV Superstore, Coos Bay, Ore.
  23. Good Life RV, Webster City, Iowa
  24. Great American RV, Hammond, La.
  25. Greeneway RV Sales & Service, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
  26. Hartville RV Center, Hartville, Ohio
  27.  Hilltop Camper & RV, Fridley, Minn.  
  28. Holman RV, Batavia, Ohio
  29.  Lewis RV Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  30. Manteca Trailer & Motorhome, Manteca, Calif.
  31. Mike Thompson’s RV Super Stores, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
  32. Modern Trailer Sales, Anderson, Ind.
  33. Mount Comfort RV, Greenfield, Ind.
  34. Pan Pacific RV Centers, French Camp, Calif.
  35. Parris RV, Murray, Utah
  36. PleasureLand RV Center, St. Cloud, Minn.
  37. Princess Craft, Round Rock, Texas
  38. Rangeland RV & Trailer Sales, Rocky View Co., Alb.
  39. RCD RV Supercenter, Heath, Ohio
  40. Rich & Sons RV Headquarters, Grand Island, Neb.
  41. Rick’s RV Center, Joliet, Ill.
  42. Ron Hoover RV & Marine Centers, Rockport, Texas
  43.  Sicard RV, Smithville, Ont.  
  44. Tacoma RV, Fife, Wash.
  45. United RV Center, Ft. Worth, Texas    
  46. Unlimited RV, Independence, Mo.
  47. Veurink’s RV Center, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  48. Voyager RV Centre, Winfield, B.C.
  49.  Walnut Ridge Family RV Sales, New Castle, Ind.
  50.  Woody’s RV World, Calgary, Alb.

The five Blue Ribbon recipients singled out by judges for exemplary performance are Affinity RV, Campers Inn RV, Colton RV, Hilltop Camper & RV and Sicard RV.

Recognized for exceptional creative business strategies with the Gaylord A. Maxwell Innovation Award sponsored by Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) is Veurinks RV Center, while Airstream Adventures Northwest receives the Arthur J. Decio Humanitarian Award sponsored by Wells Fargo CDF for outstanding charitable outreach.

Despite the daunting hurdles so many programs and businesses faced over the past 19 months due to the global pandemic, Top 50 Dealer Coordinator Barb Riley said the industry’s general reception of the 2021 RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards has exceeded expectations. That’s a particularly noteworthy statement on the heels of 2020. a year in which the Top 50 program was cancelled altogether for pandemic-related reasons along with thousands of other events across North America.

“We had inquiries as early as January asking whether we would be bringing the program back for 2021,” she said. “Even though some dealers who wanted to participate were unable to complete their applications due to a variety of obstacles, the overall response in sentiment has been profound, which indicates the Top 50 program’s meaning and momentum have only grown over its 10-year tenure.”

The awards reception at the Con/Expo in Las Vegas is a free open-door event for all convention registrants as well as their friends and families. Interested parties who have yet to register for the RVDA Con/Expo may contact www.rvda.com/convention.

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