A former Damon Corp. regional sales representative recently opened a dealership in Elkhart, Ind., selling all Damon Class A motorhome brands along with Thor America’s Chateau brand.
Hank Schrock said having his dealership, True Value Recreational Vehicles, a few miles from Damon’s factory is an advantage because he can give potential buyers a factory tour.
Prior to joining Damon, Schrock also managed Foretravel Motorhomes Inc. factory-owned dealership locations in California and Texas.
Although the population of Elkhart is relatively small, around 45,000, Schrock said its reputation as an RV manufacturing center attracts potential buyers. “Most of my customers are from out of state,” he said. “People come to Elkhart to shop.”
He said True Value’s core market territory extends west to Gary, Ind., east to Toledo, Ohio, north to Berrien Springs, Mich., and south to Kokomo, Ind.