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After calling the RV Expo outlet mall in Colton, Calif., home for more than a decade, Canyon Coach and Trailer Inc. will relocate its dealership next year to a new facility, company officials told the Redlands Daily Facts earlier this week.
Earlier this month, the Irvine, Calif.-based company completed a purchase of six acres in Colton along Colley/Drivers World Parkway next to I-215, just south of I-10.
Andy Coyle, president of Canyon Coach and Trailer, said construction on the $5 million project is expected to begin in December.
When completed, the new dealership will include a 25,000-square-foot sales and service facility.
“We have run out of space,” Glenn Elsing, vice president and general manager of Canyon Coach and Trailer, said. “Our new facility will give us three times the space and is only about two miles away from our current location.”
“The new dealership will allow us to consolidate our operations and put everything under one roof,” Coyle added.
Elsing said the new dealership should open by July.
“We expect to double our (sales) volume within a year of opening the new dealership,’” Coyle told the newspaper.
Canyon Coach and Trailer had $35 million in sales last year, he said.
Coyle said the company preferred to remain in Colton. “It made a lot of sense,” he said. “People outside the area know that Colton is known for its RV dealers.”
He also attributed the dealership’s success to the “Miracle Mile of RVs” advertising cooperative with other local dealers and said the company would continue to participate in the cooperative.
Canyon Coach and Trailer also operates a dealership at Traveland USA in Irvine.
Elsing said the company was in the process of changing the name of its dealerships to Canyon RV Center.
The dealerships remaining at the RV Expo mall in Colton are: Altman’s Winnebago; McMahon’s RV; Banning RV and Mike Thompson’s RV.