Lance Camper announces passing of Paul Harris

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LANCASTER, Calif. —  This week the Lance family lost colleague and friend, Paul Harris, who passed away in his sleep at his home.

Harris had retired from Lance last summer and had just recently moved to Oregon.

Paul Harris

Prior to joining Lance, Harris owned and operated Paul Harris RVs located in Eugene, Ore., where he carried multiple brands. Before owning the RV dealership, he spent many years in the automobile industry.

Harris joined Lance in 2007 taking the position of national service manager.

Over the years, he worked to help Lance grow. Regardless of the challenges he may have had along the way, everyone who’d ever had the privilege of working with him, always found him a pleasure to work with, the company noted in a press release.

“Paul will be deeply missed at Lance, yet leaves behind fond memories we have of him. We request that we not only grieve his death, but also celebrate his life,” said Bob Rogers, Lance Camper director of marketing. “He always had a smile for everyone and was highly regarded by everyone who ever had the opportunity to meet him.”

Harris is survived by his wife, Rose; daughter, Melissa Smith; son-in-law, Dustan Smith; son, Jeff Harris; daughter-in-law, Tyree Harris; father, Al Harris; sister, Sandy Foster, and four grandchildren.

“On behalf of all of us here at Lance, we send our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his family,” said Rogers. “This is truly a great loss to the Lance family. Paul will be profoundly missed by everyone whose lives he touched.”

SOURCE: Lance Camper press release

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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