California-based Dan Gamel RV will open a new sales and service center in Yuma, Ariz., on Nov. 15, the company announced.
“We have secured two properties on South Frontage Road, where we’re now setting up sales and service operations,” said Wayne Barnes, president. “The sales center will be at 8777 S. Frontage Road and RV service will take place at 9251 S. Frontage Road.”
The company has hired some Yuma-area residents to staff its new dealership but it still has about 30 positions to fill, Barnes said. “The Gamel team will be interviewing drop-in applicants for all positions – sales, administration and RV service – through Friday (Nov. 7) at the 9251 S. Frontage Road service center.”
Dan Gamel RV recently was named the top dealer for all of Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. brands and the company will stock a full line of Coachmen Industries Inc. product at its Yuma location.
CFO Warren Klein said Dan Gamel RV’s sales revenue was up 19% in September, when compared with September 2002, and up 86% when compared with September 2001, when RV sales basically stopped industrywide in the two weeks following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
In the first nine months of this year, Dan Gamel RV’s sales were up 27% over the same portion of 2002 and up 67% over the same portion of 2001, Klein said.
Dan Gamel RV’s California locations are in Rocklin, Fresno, Modesto, Morgan Hill, Chico, Newcastle, Redding and Dublin.