I am the Old U.S. Navy Guy at B Young RV considering it was just over 50 Years ago I went into the U.S. Navy in San Diego at Camp Nimitz.
We are now well into the New Year and what a year it going to be in the RV World. Interest Rates are still very good and B Young RV has lots of inventory going into Spring Season.
Last year was another record in sales at B Young RV and many happy customers camping in their new or used RV. An example was the camping trip the wife and I took last November and spent some 15 days out in our new RV from B Young RV.
The Navion covered a lot of ground along Hwy 101 and even over on Hwy 1 in Northern California. I will have to say that Hwy 1 is not the best highway to travel in an RV with the wife on board. There are no pull-outs so to speak on that Highway south of Fort Bragg, California. The K.O.A. (Manchester Beach-Mendocino Coast) was the only sanctuary to stay at on the highway that was clean and open campsites.
The mission on this trip was to find Roosevelt Elk in S.W. Oregon and Northern California on private and public lands. On the trip, I did work in close, a few times to close to the elk, but what a rush and about 3500 pictures were taken. There nothing better than digital in a camera, having not to worry about the film.
The product lines that B Young RV carries remain the leaders in the industry in sales, with new floorplans coming out even during mid-year. Tiffin RV’s new Wayfarer Class C/B+ is making advances in moving up to the #2 and #1 level in sales. I do know that the World Renown EW of Weatherby Inc. has a new Wayfarer, which is his second Tiffin RV motorhome.
Grand Design RV Imagine (light weight) Travel Trailer, the Reflection 5th wheels and the luxury Solitude are selling extremely well.
It is such a pleasure to have great product lines to sell and know that our customers are getting great quality and value for their hard earned money.
If you have been away for a while, still looking, need a new or upgraded RV, stop by the Dealership. Coffee is always on and most of the time there are fresh cookies in the case.
This past Fall of 2017 Tiffin and B Young RV held a Tiffin Rally! A Hooyah needs to go out to the customers that bought and the team working the show, in making it the largest Tiffin sale ever.
In closing, that new RV that we got in June now has 22 K on it @ 16.5 MPG. Easy to drive, the dust never settles.
And of course Happy New Year. I have the privilege to have my 8 year old granddaughter Addison celebrating Christmas with us for the past 8 years.
May the New Year be great for all!
Another year has gone by and what an exciting year it has been at B Young RV. The company still wants to expand into Washington. Finding build able land has been a problem, it seems all the land that has been looked doesn’t meet code to the environment… So with the plans to expand, so have the product lines, especially with motorize.
(Cabinets like a high end diesel pusher) and the Winnebago Navion B+ Sprinter motorhome in our lineup. As for 5th Wheel products we have the all new Vanleigh RV – Vilano product line. The company is headed up by Bob Tiffin, Van Tiffin and his son Leigh Tiffin, having many of the great Tiffin features plus the company values that we have known for more than 44 years.
I find it amazing with the growth of the company in just 8 years. Bruce Young, I find to be a visionary and living the dream allowing his team to prosper and be part of the whole business… The company is ever growing and improving Customer Service and Community Service.
A on a funny note about improving, for 7 years we have had an area on the south lot, when it rains we have a pond and mud hole when it shrinks up. Well today 12/22/2016 we no longer have that obstacle on the south lot.
I want to thank all the customers of B Young RV, which have bought from me and the dealership. I also thank the customers that did come in and even if we did not sell to you that you are always welcome at B Young RV.
As for myself I have gone to a 4 day a week position and still in sales. I am fortunate that management has allowed this. Since my last newsletter we have acquired two Top Management Leaders for the Sales Team. Bill & David are two highly talent men that make it easy for our customers and B Young RV to put a buying experience together.
I thought I would leave you all with a little video of a Cougar. This video was take in the summer of 2103, since then more have moved in to this rural area, just outside the city limits of Molalla, Oregon.FR
It has been quite a year here at B Young RV and other dealers in the country with record sales. It just isn’t the baby boomers buying RV’s, as I see a great deal of younger folks buying RV’s. With growing cost to owning homes, I do find a large number of folks that are selling off their homes and hitting the road for the last Hoorah! There is so much to see in the United States and in Canada, why not see it all. Maybe one of them could be the next author of a best seller on Hitting the Pavement or the Back Roads of CONUS! Freedom of the Open Roads!
For those going to the show, you’ll see many emerging RV Companies moving up the ranks for popularity of their products. I find it very interesting to see the changes of RV’s and the new technology of building, features and overall companies business practices.
Recently we had training at B YOUNG RV with Prime Time RV a company that we have had since they started manufacturering and B YOUNG RV opening up. After the training with Mark Kealoa I thanked him for giving me new information that I did not know! One can always learn something new, if they listen…
All our companies that B Young RV do intensive training on their products that we carry. A great reason to buy from B Young RV as Sales Consultants have knowledge on the products, plus our REPS from the RV Companies have a long term relationship with the owner of B Young RV. Those a trust has been establish between management, representatives, service, parts and sales force!
Stop by at the RV Show and see all the new upgrades on the:
Tiffin Class A Motorhomes – Allegro Bus, Phaeton, Allegro Red, Allegro Breeze & Allegro Open Road (GAS)
Coachmen – Leprechaun & Prism Class C’s and Mirada Class A
5th Wheels – Solitude – Bay Hill – Sanibel – Crusader – Redwood – Reflection
5th Wheel Toy Haulers – Momentum 355 – Voltage
Travel Trailers – Tracer – Kodiak – Lacrosse – Hideout – Little Guy and Including the T @ B!
I would strongly suggest that you buy an Oregon State Park Day Use Permitthere are so many advantages to having one when you have an RV in the State Oregon. I believe that a Two (2) year permit is $50.00!Even those that just want to launch a boat at a State Park, they will find it to be cost affected!
This month I have put William M.Tugman State Park as the place to go, as it close to Coos Bay on the southern Oregon coast. This park does get cell phone reception for those folks that feel they need it. The park has a large lake that you can fish or float around. There is also a large playground for the kids or grandkids. A very nice Oregon State Park north of Coos Bay, Oregon!
If you have forgotten, please remember that folks that have bought their RV’s from B Young RV are part of the Priority RV Network, which includes discounts in the Stores and being a priority customer while on the open road at other Priority RV Dealerships. Another thing you are invited to get a FREE Insurance Quote, one way to see if your insurance company is competitive on pricing. I would suggest that you contact Polly or Jack at B Young RV.Remember if you have an I Phone, I PAD Mini or I PAD, there is a FREE APP for you and at the tap of finger you can find HELP!
Special Floorplan Tiffin Diesel Pusher for Hunters & Fishing Teams
I thought I would introduce this to my fellow hunters and fishermen or ladies that love the outdoors. You can have as many as 8 people sleep in this motorhome. It has great power and road height to get into the back country in style!
Well I am finally getting to my March RV News Letter at the end of the month. It has been a very busy month with the Portland Metro RV Show at the first of the month.
The RV Show was a very good show for the company once we got through the first two (2) days of the show, which seemed like a ghost town. When Friday came all of the dealers were very busy selling RV’s. Towable RV’s were the main items selling for all of use. Now after the show the follow-up on motorize has been very good. It appears that 2012 is going to be a great year for the RV business, even though the cost of gas and diesel is up. It is still cheaper to use an RV for a year, than it is to go to Disneyland for a week with a family of 4.
At the showB YOUNG RV introduced a couple of new products that had overwhelming results in sales and viewing. In the trailer side the all new Kodiaktravel trailer from Dutchmenwas displayed and we sold out the display of trailers that were at the show!
The next highlight of RV’s was the all new REDWOOD 5th Wheel from Thor. The Redwood is the Flagship for Thor, who also owns Keystone RV, Dutchmen, Airstream and many more RV companies. The Redwood is designed in the larger unit for full time residence living. The Redwood comes with a two (2) year warranty and there are no penalties for being full time with RV, as it is with some manufacturers.
B YOUNG RV is expanding the part department as I write this news letter on Sunday afternoon. It is time for the company to expand to a greater size in the parts store. Many new items will be added for our present customers and future customers. Recently I notice that we have added a full line of Solar Panel systems both in fixed and portable. The new product is Zamp Solar and I understand that Tiffin Motorhomes in the future will be using this product on their Motorhomes.
Speak about Tiffin Motorhome; a recent new arrival from Tiffin Motorhomes is the Tiffin Allegro Open Road 36L. The 36L is an all newfloorplan with an extremely large living area. It is the first in a long time to have a washer/dryer in a gas motorhome. There is the luxury of a having a bath and half in this floorplan. The exterior paint scheme is in Sunlit Sand!
Maybe next month I will put out a picture of the RV that I plan to buy once it is built. It is about time for my family to get a bigger RV that will take us into the next few years in recreational fun!
As I write this current RV Newsletter from my office at B Young RV, I thought I would keep it on the light side with no sales pitch!
At the first of January 2012, Bruce Young had decided to be included in the Portland Boat Show; the promoter established a combine show and called it the Portland Boat Show & Rose City RV Show.
It turned out to be a really fun show, with a different atmosphere from the usual RV Show. Tuesday evening from 6-9 there was a buffet for buying customers that had the Special Coin which was a Special Invite. The place was packed, maybe because of the free food, or that the companies that had boats invited everyone they knew. Customers for the most part were there because of the boats. Then the surprise of the amount folks that were highly interested in RV’s and took the time to check them out. Without asking customers would gave sales consultants there name, either an email or phone number to call them at a later date.
It was a lot of fun for both the Sales Staff and the Customers that were at the Show!
The highlight of the show was all the chatter about a group of customers that were at B YOUNG RV at one of the round tables with Wine, Chips, Peanuts, Dip and glasses for 10! That happened to be David, Kathy and their good friends Nick & Jan who came to have a good time and buy a new 2012 Tiffin Allegro Breeze 32’ motorhome. David & Kathy had bought a 2012 Tiffin Allegro Breeze 32’ in 2011 at the Redmond,OR Good Sam Rally. It was great and at the end of the deal, the Sales Manager was saved a small glass of wine! The last drop!
I almost forgot about Walt & Helen, who bought a Tiffin Allegro Bus from during the month of January. Some months back Walt and Helen had decided to give up the road and sold their Neumar Diesel to the dealership and headed to a retirement community out in east county outside of Portland, OR. I got a call somewhere around the end of December I believe from Walt. He told what they had done and now have decided retirement is not for them in a place that tells you when you have to eat and the other people sit in chairs all day. I did know that Walt was a decorated Army Combat Medic and was a Purple Heart recipient. I most likely did not listen to what war he was in, but when he and Helen came in to look at 40′ diesel, I soon learned he was a WWII VET. He was wearing his WWII Combat Hat! His WWII life was most interesting in the fact that he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, a great battle during the winter of 1944 and into 1945. He spent more than 3 weeks behind enemy lines with Germans all around him and his men. They were without adequate food, clothing, shelter and ammo. He survived this battle to come home and marry his grade school sweetheart. It was a privilege to be able to spend time with the both of them before they head out for the open road and spend some time in Arizona. They did put their furniture in storage, so they will have it when they decide to finally be willing to be told when to eat, they have something to sit on!
As you know the rains were fierce in January, snow came to the mountains and then it got warm causing many of the rivers to rise to flood stage. Well the Willamette River & the Clackamas River weren’t left out of that, lucky it didn’t come up to the levels of 1996. There is some humor from the dealership in relationship to our customer’s Ray & Shirley. They called me and asked if they could stay at the dealership over night as they were having some repairs done on their 2012 Tiffin Allegro Breeze, I told them we really didn’t have a good place to stay, but that Clackamette Park on the Willamette River had spots and it was close. “Great he said that will work”, though I made a comment that the river was rising and to say at the inboard spots and they should be OK. The following picture is from the next day after they headed back to Tacoma.
Skipping to business now and letting anyone that has not bought an RV as of yet, don’t wait until you can’t use one. Now is the time as prices are still great on RV’s at B Young RV, but the big deal is the interest rate for those that qualify for loans, the interest rates are at all time lows.
I remember back in 2004 when the rate was very good, but it is even better now. Back in 2004 there were buy down interest rates. Don’t have to do that to get good rates anymore. Make the great deal on an RV and still have a great loan rate. Maybe it is because of election year or the government is still trying to figure it out. The banks are loaning money to qualified buyers. Many institutions have come to the dealership and want us on-board with their bank and credit unions.
I feel that Polly our Finance and Credit Manager can help just about everyone.
Feature Wildlife Picture
This month I have put L.L. STUB STEWART as the place to go, as it close to Portland, Oregon on the way to the Seaside, OR at the Oregon Coast. It is a very large park with more than 20 miles of hiking trails. I have yet to go there, but it now on my list of State Parks to go to this Spring and Summer. It is open year round, great for those that camp year round. You find the park brochure at a click of the mouse.
If you have forgotten, please remember that folks that have bought their RV’s from B Young RV are part of the Priority RV Network, which includes discounts in the Stores and being a priority customer while on the open road at other Priority RV Dealerships. Another thing you are invited to get a FREE Insurance Quote, one way to see if your insurance company is competitive on pricing. I would suggest that you contact Polly at B Young RV via her email for a Quote: POLLY
First off I thought I would get the News Letter Months back in line with a forwarding though process as this is the January 2012 RV News Letter!
Well we are finally into 2012 and things are already looking up in the economy and the RV World. An even year is always good and positive in our minds, though I was born on an odd year and a Gemini!
2011 ended as a very good RV selling year at B Young RV and I was able to end the calendar year with 1 used Southwind 32VS Motorhome, 2012 Tiffin Breeze 28’ Diesel Pusher and a Touring Edition 290RLT Crusader 5th Wheel. Glad the bad weather held on in December, which means were going start off the new calendar year strong!
So starting off the New Year there is going to be an Rose City RV Show & Portland Boat Show at Expo starting January 11th thru January 15th 2012. Your going to get two shows for the price of one! B YOUNG RV will be inHall C with just about every category of RV that we sell. This will be a first for the show in January that will also be Recreational Vehicles Show in a long time. Since we are past the bad weather and the economy is getting better, why not take advantage of the 2011 pricing on new 2012 RV’s.
To my surprise the new Little Guy Tear Drop trailers have been selling very well here at B YOUNG RV. A bit of a surprise for me, but many of the folks buying them have wanted to venture into RETRO. I have seen a couple of Little Guys leaving behind Subaru Outback’s!
Looking forward to seeing the new lines of RV’s that Bruce and Mark decided to have shipped to us after the big Louisville Dealer RV Show! Now only if we had more room at the dealership for everything. Growing pains for sure here and it would be great to gain some more ground to show off our inventory.
Many of the RV Manufacturers are now using LED lighting in the ceiling and what a difference it makes for the lighting. I like it as it seems more crisp and brighter than the incandescent lights that have been used. The incandescent light also runs much warmer and sometimes hot to the touch of the bulb. Have you every notice how the plastic covers can melt or deform if the lights are left on too long? With the LED you won’t have this problem and they will last 50 to 60 times long. They will also draw less wattage than the incandescent light bulb. So if you are thinking about switching over in your RV, B YOUNG RV has a number of LED lights on sale for $14.95 in either the Cool (Blue-Bright) or Warm (much like incandescent). You can contact RJ or Lonnie at 503-305-8586 for further information on LED lights.
Something new has arrived at B YOUNG RV to start off the New Year!
Folks that have bought their RV’s fromB Young RV are part of the Priority RV Network, which includes discounts in the Stores and being a priority customer while on the open road at other Priority RV Dealerships. Another thing you are invited to get a FREE Insurance Quote, one way to see if your insurance company is competitive on pricing. I would suggest that you contact Polly at B Young RV via her email for a Quote: email@example.com