Fun Town RV announced the acquisition of Happy Trails RV, representing the Cleburne, Texas-based company’s ninth store. According to a press release, Happy Trails RV is located in Rockwall, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
“The new location, which will be called Fun Town RV Dallas, is very similar to our recent Denton expansion,” said Fun Town RV CEO Jarrod McGhee. “With traffic, it is easily a two or two-and-a-half hour drive from our flagship store in Cleburne. We feel like with our low prices and large selection of brands, we will make a big impact in this area.”
The dealership is located on the access road to Interstate 30, which has a healthy traffic count of over 26,000 vehicles a day passing by. And even though Rockwall County is the smallest county in Texas, it is one of the top five fastest growing in the United States.
McGhee reported that “15,000 people a day are moving to Texas and the majority of them are moving to the North Dallas area. Rockwall sits on the shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, which offers many outdoor recreational opportunities. We have other locations opening in 2017, but when this location became available it was an easy decision to move this to the top and start serving this market immediately.”
Fun Town will be spending $1.5 million to renovate and expand the existing facilities, and will be retaining the majority of the staff. The renovations should be completed by March.
Fun Town RV is the nation’s No. 1 single location towable dealer, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc. In addition to Cleburn and Rockwall, other Texas locations include Houston, Waco, San Angelo, Giddings, Denton. The dealer also operates a store in Purcell, Okla.