Alliance Coach founder Alan Shapiro passed away

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WILDWOOD, Fla. — Alan Shapiro, president and cofounder of Alliance Coach, passed away, the company announced today.

Alan and his wife, Judy, opened Alliance Coach in 2009 as an RV service center. The Shapiros efforts have made Alliance Coach one of the Top 50 RV sales and service centers in North America for the last five consecutive years, said spokesperson Deb Wright.

“Alan took great pleasure in starting a new company, working hard and watching it grow. He placed immense value on building relationships with clientele and ensuring that his employees enjoyed their workplace,” she added.

Alan is survived by his wife Judy, daughter Rebecca, and sons James, Robert and Timmy.

Services will be held  Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Curtis Funeral Home at 218 West Hall Street in Thomson, Ga.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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