President Bob Tiffin addresses dealers

President Bob Tiffin addresses dealers

More than 100 dealer personnel are in Alabama for the 2015 Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. Dealer Meeting at the Marriot Shoals Resort & Spa in Florence, Ala.

The two-day meeting began Monday night (Aug. 10) with a dinner, some words of welcome from President Bob Tiffin and a performance by 3 Wheel Drive, which treated the audience to an entertaining journey through the rock-country-blues music for which the Muscle Shoals region of Alabama is known.

“I think we’re going to have a great year this year. I came across the bridge about 3 o’clock this afternoon and up on the service station’s billboard it was $2.16 for regular gasoline, and $2.37 for diesel. I tell you what, that’s getting down there. Y’all have to tell me what you charge for interest. How much? 5-6%? I don’t see why we can’t sell four or five thousand motorhomes this year,” Tiffin said, adding that he doesn’t see a downturn for at least the next 17-18 months.

The meetings conclude today with a tour of the manufacturer’s campus in Red Bay, Ala., where dealers will get to see the new 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for Tiffin’s proprietary PowerGlide Chassis.

Also on the agenda are the introduction of three new models, one each for the Allegro Breeze, Allegro and Phaeton.