Larry McClain, founder of McClain’s RV Superstores with locations in Texas and Oklahoma, passed away early this morning.
The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) reported in a memo that McClain was a past RVDA president, serving in that capacity 1973-74. McClain, who got involved in RVDA by attending the first organizational meeting, was also a member of the initial RVDA board.
“Larry McClain was a key leader in the formation of the National RVDA and a driving force in forging unity among RV dealers. He was a terrific businessman who leaves an outstanding legacy in the RV business. Larry was a mentor to many up-and-coming RV dealers and a friend to all who crossed his path,” said RVDA President Phil Ingrassia.
He was awarded the James B. Summers award in 1993 and his dealerships received the coveted Top Quality Dealer of the Year award in 1998. McClain was inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in 2003.
In the memo from RVDA, the organization noted, “Our condolences go out to his sons, Nate and Tod, and the entire McClain family.”