The Recreational Dealer Cooperative Association Inc. (REDEX) announced it has signed 11 new dealers since August and expects more dealerships to join in the next 30 days, according to a news release.
The new REDEX and Priority RV Network dealers include:
• Ansley RV, Duncansville, Pa.; Dave Arbogast RV’s, Troy, Ohio; Leisure Time RV, Oklahoma City; Niel’s Motor Homes, North Hills, Calif.; Paul Evert’s RV Country, Fresno, Calif., Coburg, Ore., Laughlin, Nev., and Bullhead City, Ariz.; Reliable RV Center, Biloxi, Miss.; RV World of Georgia, Buford, Ga.; Summit RV, Ashland, Ky.; Tacoma RV Center, Fife, Wash.; Tom Schaeffer’s RV Superstore, Shoemakersville, Pa.; Wichita RV, Andover, Kan.
“It’s an impressive list. These are great dealers and we will be announcing more sign-ups in the coming weeks,” said Michael Peay, president of REDEX and Holiday World of Houston. “We still have several markets left to fill and looking for great dealers to join us,”
He added, “In 2011, for the first time since we founded the group in 1996, we refunded the $2,500 annual membership fee back to each of our members and $1000 for attending the annual meeting. So, it cost our dealers nothing to receive up to a couple hundred thousands of dollars in upfront and back-end rebates. It’s one of many reasons dealers are wanting to join.”
The group consists of 48 dealers with 80 locations nationwide. In return, the group obtains products such as retail financing, parts and accessories, finance and insurance, office supplies and other products in bulk purchases. It is estimated the group may earn up to $5 million in rebates, incentives and special purchases in 2012.
According to REDEX, dealers sold more than 35,000 new and used RVs last year and generated more than $1 billion in sales. REDEX said that all dealers are equal partners and have access to the financials showing where each penny is being spent.
Corey Ruzicka, executive director for REDEX, said that consumers also benefit, noting, “The Priority RV Network provides the RV consumer with more service bays when traveling and more products and choices. Our customers like the fact that they can get the lowest prices without having to pay to join a club.”
Along with Peay, the seven-member board of directors consists of: Mark Bretz, president of Bretz RV & Marine; Earl Stoltzfus, president of Stoltzfus RV & Marine; Brian Wilkins, president of Wilkins RV; Greg Lala, president of Dixie RV Superstore; Steve Plemmons, president of Bill Plemmons RV; and Mike Regan, president of Crestview RV-Buda and Georgetown.
For more information contact Ruzicka at [email protected].