N.C. car dealer gets into the RV business

NEW BERN, N.C. — Dustin Tyson has a simple explanation of how he came to add mobile homes and travel trailers to the Riverside inventory: “I woke up one morning in November and said, ‘You know what? I’m going to open up a camper dealership.’”

So that’s what he did, about three weeks ago, loading his triangular lot at 4265 Old Cherry Point Road with pull-behind travel trailers, fifth-wheels and motorized RVs, the Sun Journal reported.

Although Tyson, who owns the Riverside empire of Chrylsers, Subarus and Mitsubishis in James City, said he remembered how much he always enjoyed family trips with trailers growing up and realized there were no dealerships in the Craven County area to serve the camping public, the paper noted.

To read the full story in the New Bern Sun Journal, click here.

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 editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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