Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.’s RV Group has recognized Bombardier Capital Inc. as a preferred provider of wholesale financial services for its dealer community and named Lazydays RV SuperCenter of Seffner, Fla., its No. 1 single location dealer in North America for 2003.
Fleetwood named Bombardier Capital a preferred dealer inventory finance source because of its continuing commitment to providing asset-based financing for business customers in the RV market.
“We are committed to listening to our dealer community, and we know they need flexibility in their choice of financial providers,” said Chris Braun, senior vice president of Fleetwood RV. “Bombardier Capital offers a quality product and we look forward to working more closely with this excellent company.”
Bombardier Capital is the financial services arm of Montreal-based global transportation equipment manufacturer Bombardier Inc.
Meanwhile, concerning Lazydays, John Draheim, Fleetwood’s vice president of sales, said, “Lazydays has been one of Fleetwood’s top dealers for over 25 years because they truly understand the importance of the RV experience to their customers. Lazydays also achieved Fleetwood’s prestigious Customer Satisfaction Award for the eighth time in 2003, another indication that Lazydays knows what customers want.”
Lazydays, the world’s largest single-location dealership with over $700 million in annual sales, first opened its doors in 1976 with only two travel trailers in inventory, one of which was a Fleetwood Prowler.
Lazydays’ first Class A motorhome also was a Fleetwood Pace Arrow in 1981. Don Wallace, founder and CEO of Lazydays, said, “The employee owners of Lazydays are proud to once again be named Fleetwood’s No. 1 RV dealer in the nation for 2003. Our successes are driven by a daily focus on our company purpose of making customers for life and our continuous search for ways to add value to the Lazydays experience.”
Lazydays was Fleetwood’s No. 1 dealer in the Eastern Region for the following 2003 models: Bounder, Bounder Diesel, Discovery, Expedition, Flair, Jamboree, Pace Arrow, Prowler, Storm, Terra and Tioga. The dealership was also awarded Top Dealer in the Eastern Region for the Mallard and Southwind models.