Creative RV, among the six Northeast Florida RV dealers taking part in next month’s 2019 Jacksonville RV MegaShow is enjoying its current niche — specializing in towable recreational vehicles.
The Florida Times Union reported that Creative RV opened in Jacksonville in 2015, taking over the spot once occupied by a Saturn automotive dealership, and is among only six Creative RV dealerships nationwide.
Based in Chino, Calif., Creative RV only carries recreational vehicles manufactured by Forest River and, beyond that, specializing solely in travel trailers, fifth-wheels and toy haulers.
“We’re an exclusive Forest River dealer, because that’s what got our company into the RV business,” said Creative RV Jacksonville Sales Associate Ed Evans. “Forest River manufactured about 90 percent of the buses we sold, and we’re the nation’s largest bus company, starting in that business 36 years ago.
“What happened is that we started bringing on their RVs in addition to their buses and started selling those,″ Evan said.
From there, the company then branched into RV sales and created dealerships exclusively for RV buyers.