Following a falling out among family members, Iowa RV retailer Cheyenne Camping Center is moving to a new location, according to a report in the Quad City Times.
Terry Frazer, one of founder James Frazer’s four sons who ran the 38-year-old business, prompted the move after a lengthy court battle and the opening of his own RV dealership next door, Terry Frazer’s RV Center.
“We’re back on track and ready to move on,’’ said Kevin Frazer, president and one of the founders of Cheyenne Camping Center.
The business will relocate from Eldridge, Iowa to a prominent, 25-acre site just off Interstate 80 in Walcott.
The move will distance Cheyenne Camping Center from Terry Frazer’s RV Center, but Kevin Frazer said the dealership also needs more space.
The new location will be on the same exit as the Iowa 80 Truck Stop, giving the Cheyenne potential access to more than 1 million vehicles every month.
The plan for Cheyenne is to use a former restaurant and truck plaza on the new site for office space and accessories. A 30,000-square-foot building will be constructed to house a showroom and RV service area, allowing the dealership to expand inventory from 265 RVs to 400.
Kevin Frazer said Cheyenne was No. 1 in sales in Iowa for 17 straight years but lost that position in the past three years during the family dispute.