Rental company El Monte RV has opened new locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, and San Antonio, Texas, along with one new location in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
In Salt Lake City, El Monte’s licensee is A-1 Pioneer Moving & Storage, owned by Doug Bagley.
“We have seen a huge influx in (RV rental) reservations for the entire summer with the opening of the new Mormon Temple in Nauvoo, Ill.,” Bagley said. “Taking a large group on a trip is more convenient and less expensive in an RV.”
Bagley also has seen a large number of bookings by Utah residents who want to camp at Utah destinations including Lake Powell, Moab, the Sand Dunes, Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks.
A-1, which is five miles from Salt Lake City’s airport, also has received RV rental bookings from Europeans who are planning to use Salt Lake City as their arrival point.
In addition to rentals, A-1 also provides “light maintenance service” on El Monte units.
Meanwhile, El Monte’s new Dallas/Fort Worth location is in Cedar Hill. El Monte also has a company-owned location in Garland and a franchisee location in Plano. All offer maintenance on El Monte units.
The three Dallas/Forth Worth locations and one in San Antonio show “Texas is quickly becoming a major hub for El Monte RV travelers and the company plans to open three more in six months,” said Robert Knox, general manager of El Monte’s Texas operations.