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Now that Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. has signed multilocation dealership group Dan Gamel’s RV Centers to be an exclusive Fleetwood dealer, the Riverside, Calif.-based manufacturer believes other dealerships should consider going the exclusive Fleetwood route.
“Fleetwood believes it is advantageous for both the dealers and Fleetwood anytime a dealer wants to become exclusive Fleetwood,” said Chris Braun, senior vice president of the Fleetwood RV Group. “Fleetwood’s broad product offering helps to support an exclusive arrangement and we will always be open to dealers who want to become exclusive Fleetwood.”
The agreement between Gamel’s RV and Fleetwood has no expiration date and Fleetwood “will strive to make this relationship last,” according to the motorhome and towable RV builder.
Details of the exclusive arrangement between Gamel’s RV and Fleetwood were not disclosed.
Gamel’s RV, with seven dealership locations in Northern and Central California, and one in Yuma, Ariz., will stock a full line of Fleetwood RV products, according to the companies.
Previously, Gamel’s RV Centers sold models built by a variety of manufacturers, including a full-line of Coachmen products.
At last report, Gamel’s RV, a closely held company, had annual sales revenue exceeding $200 million.
Gamel’s RV was Fleetwood’s top RV dealer in fiscal 2003.