SylvanSport reveals its top dealers for 2018

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BREVARD, N.C. — SylvanSport honored its top dealers for 2018 today, including two new category winners.

In addition to the three categories from last year — top selling dealer, best marketing and promotions, and best customer satisfaction — two new categories were added for best new dealer and North America dealer of the year.

Winners were selected from SylvanSport’s network of more than 80 dealers.

SylvanSport’s top selling dealer in 2018 was Beckley’s Camping Center, located in Thurmont, Md.

“Beckley’s is one of the top RV dealers in the country and they do a very good job selling the GO Adventure Camper,” said SylvanSport Vice President of Sales Earl B. Hunter. “We are proud to present Beckley’s Camping Center with our top selling dealer award for 2018.”

Dan Zboyan, sales manager at Beckley’s Camping Center was very appreciative of the award, saying, “We are excited to be the top dealer for SylvanSport. They really make a unique quality product and everyone with the company is a pleasure to work with.

“We were honestly a little skeptical with it being a pretty niche product, but here we are,” he added. “The product as well as the customers it attracts are a lot of fun and we have made many great relationships. The GO lifestyle is something we couldn’t offer before, but now drives many people into the dealership who would have never stopped in otherwise.”

A&S RV Center in Auburn Hills, Mich., received the best marketing and promotions award for their creativity and energy in 2018, the release explained.

“A&S dedicated Dave Steighner to be the SylvanSport champion and he is out of sight,” declared Hunter.

“It is an honor to partner with SylvanSport and bring the innovative GO trailer to Michigan,” said Mike Andree of A&S. “With all of our local lakes, rivers, and remote camping areas, the GO is a perfect fit for our customers.”

Modern Trailer Sales of Anderson, Ind., was named as SylvanSport’s winner for best customer satisfaction in 2018.

Sales Manager Chris Ricker was excited to receive the award. “We live by the saying that you don’t stay in business for 68 years by accident,” he said. “It is always by design, so we take great care of our legacy and reputation to preserve what has been so carefully ingrained in our culture.”

In the category of best new dealer, Gander Outdoors of Ocala, Fla., earned the award.

“Gander presented a win-win model for us, and they followed our lead to sell their first load of units in record time,” said Hunter.

The 2018 North America Dealer of the Year Award was presented to Can Am RV Centre in London, Ontario.

“Can Am of Canada continues to impress us with their passion to be the best SylvanSport dealer in the world,” Hunter noted.

“Since the day the first customer family picked up their SylvanSport GO we knew it was a special product,” said Kirk Thompson, vice president of Can-Am RV Centre.

“The unique design and build quality were met with excitement and smiles all around,” he added. “Folks are genuinely ecstatic when they leave here with their new GO.”

“Our dealers are on the front lines with our customers everyday,” said Hunter. “We hope these awards let them know how much we appreciate all their hard work and energy. The SylvanSport GO is not for everyone, but these award-winning dealers have found a way to leverage the quality, design and GO lifestyle to build their business.”

For 2019, SylvanSport plans to continuing building its dealer network in North America and abroad. The company is also readying their launch of a new travel trailer and a full line of camping gear.

For a complete list of SylvanSport dealers, visit sylvansport.com/go/dealers.

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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