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
What a great time to be in the RV business, seeing so many RV’s on the road and in the RV Parks! Now in 7th year with B Young RV, it only gets better. B Young RV has now move into being in the 10 Ten in the North America in the sales of Tiffin Motorhomes.
The company has expanded with a distribution center in another location. Inbound RV’s will go there first to get a Preliminary Pre-Delivery Inspection and any minor repairs that are needed from the travel time from the factories. We also have extra storage at the location that only has only technicians working there. A very important expansion as we do not have enough space at our main location for all the RV’s we have in inventory. We also have a full RV Body Repair and Paint facility at the location. Here at B Young RV, we are the RV Dealer to get all your needs taken care of.
Just after our June Expo show the wife and I hit the road with the intention to traveling into California along Hwy 101, I wanted to do photo ops on Roosevelt Elk. We headed down I-5 with the first stop being Seven Feathers RV Resort, spending a night and the next morning hitting Mac’s Diner in Shady Cove, Oregon, ordering the best Country Fried Steak, Eggs over medium and hash browns in the state.
Well plans changed and the wife asked me if I wanted to go to eastern Oregon and do some scouting… It does not take me more than 5 seconds to say are you sure about this and yes was my answer! So off we head towards the east, with the first stop at Collier State Park, capturing the last spot there. With not real direction and letting the motorhome take to where ever, we many side trips and even into the Owyhee’s in search of Pronghorns and Mule deer.
We stayed a couple nights that Crane Crystal Crane Hot Springs RV Park. The weather turned from warm sunny days to snow and freezing weather. As we did not have a set course to take, we headed back towards Seven Feathers RV Park, with it being full, though I know the management there; we were out of luck… Off the cuff, we did find another park after hitting the Oregon Coast at Bandon, Oregon. Just a note, the Oregon State Parks were full, my suggestion with the Oregon State Parks, is to use Reserve America and get your spot reserved. We stayed at Bandon by the Sea RV Park, a small RV Park that does have permanent residents and allows weary travelers to stay. It is very clean park to stay at. I was very fortunate that Bruce Young, allowed me to take the extended two weeks during the summer… P.S. We did go into California and saw Elk, in a spot that I have seen them every time we go that way. Interesting that we went through the Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park. Hmm! Big and Dry Camping only. No one on the west coast beats Oregon State Parks…
Since my last RV Newsletter, B Young RV has added some new product lines to our inventory with Winnebago Travel Trailers (Micro Minnie – Hot small trailer) and Thor Class A motorhomes (Windsport) and Class C motorhomes (Quantum). The highly styled Dynamax Istata 3 Class B+ has been a top seller with it options and just overall great appearance.
Our lineup of Little Guy teardrop style T@B’s, T@G’s, T@G XL’s and regular Little Guys do not hang around very long. What a phenomena of who are buying these vintage perspective of the mind… It is simply amazing how many are sold and the fact we run out at a moment’s notice!
Recently, such as July 7th, we had a visit from Bob Tiffin, the owner of Tiffin Motorhomes. A man that believes in his company and the family he gains with customers that buy Tiffin. It is all about service and a long time relationship. It was very enlightening to have a round table discussion with Bob in the 36UA Bunkhouse Allegro Open Road motorhome, a number of us were able to make a few suggestions. Bob, pulled out folded over paper and made notes of the comments. Rest assured when he gets back to Red Bay, Alabama, he will review and make some small changes… Bob brought up the new Phaeton 44OH on the Powerglide Chassis and how it will be the new change in how RV’s will be built. The Phaeton 44OH has a flat floor throughout the motorhome. It is all about how the floor is built and how the walls are set. Come by B Young RV and learn all about it if you are interested why Tiffin leads the way!
Interesting thing about RV’s, they all have one thing in common to me, and that is to use to escape from the daily grind and the cluster of life. So, many like to hunt, fish, hike, explore unknown places and even venture to where just maybe no one has ever stepped foot before, so I am going to give you all a link to onXmaps HUNT. Just touch the following logo and let your mind take it all in. The product can be used on mobile devices, Garmin GPS’s (handheld or vehicle). It is not all about HUNT, but that is where it started, but it is an adventurer into the mountains, desert, beach, and life.
Fall has finally arrived with the change in the weather, yet I feel we will still have some great weather ahead of us going into winter. It has been a great year here at B Young RV with a recorded number of customers buying RV’s of all types. As I finish this up today on Sunday it now 75 degrees out!
Here at B Young RV the lot is stuffed with RV’s! Yet, every time an RV leaves, it is replaced with another. October appears to be a banner record month at the dealership. Remember Rving in the N.W. can be year round!
Recently B Young RV brought on the Forest River Dynamaxmotorhome line and we have at this moment the Big Bad Boy 37RB Super C that can tow 20,000lbs, WOW! Soon we will have the small B Van from Dynamax called the REVon the RAM PROMASTER. This will really round out the motorhome selection here, since we have theCoachmen Prism in smaller size motorhomes. At B Young RV we have an RV for everyone’s needs to have fun!
Just around the corner the Portland Metro RV Fall Show will begin and what a show it will be. I welcome you all to come by our display which will be a whole hall at the show. It will be the largest display that B Young RV will have ever had. There will be some special events going on at the B Young RV display. If you don’t get there you will miss your chance. Sorry the events are Top Secret!
I got a place for customers that live in the Metro Area or those that might want a destination RV Park or just an overnighter. Recently the wife and I have made an overnight escape (Saturday after work until Sunday morning before work) to Silverton, Oregon, about a 1 hour drive from our home in Oregon City. Silverton is quite the small town community, seems almost every weekend there is some going on and a fun place to walk the streets. The name of the Park is Silver Spur RV Park, just a couple of minutes down the road from downtown Silverton. It is very reasonable on price and they have a nice store and other amenities for their customers.
There is an experience that all future Tiffin owners might consider when they are ordering their new 2015 Tiffin motorhome from B Young RVis to go to the factory during the building of the motorhome. One of our customers and a friend of mine Russ Holt did just that on his and his lovely wife Pam’s 2015 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 31SA. Russ document the process via pictures and when the motorhome was heading to the state of the arc Tiffin Paint Facility, Russ was asked if he want to drive HIS motorhome there! Oh! Of course he did! Now if you ever need an expert with RC (Radio Control) Products – Models, go to Coyote Hobby Inc. Always a friendly face and if Russ (503) 656-2172 is not there, ask for Levi! They are located in old town Oregon City on Main Street, just like Main Street U.S.A. Now only to get Russ & Pam into going back and seeing their future Phaeton being built!
Speaking of Tiffin RV, recently we received the all new floorplan in the Open Road. The 32SA floorplan features a King Bed, a similar floorplan to the already popular 31SA. The new upgrades in 2015 model year of Tiffin are outstanding.
Another new floorplan that recently arrived is the all new 380TH Momentum 5thwheel toyhauler from Grand Design RV. Wow, is all I got to say to the new upgrades and styling of the 380TH. Anyone interested in a 5th wheel toy hauler needs to come by and go through the Momentum! I almost forgot about the New Floorplan in the Reflection 5th wheel line-up from Grand Design also! That would be the all new 2015 Reflection 317RST. Oh! My! New lighting, great floorplan with styling and think about a 1 pc molded shower enclosure with sliding shower doors! 317 RST Reflection
If there is anyone that doesn’t think that the RV business or that no one is really into RVing, then they need to try and get a spot at an Oregon State Park, let’s say even after the kids went back to school in September! In the middle of the September on a weekend off in the middle of the week, we hit Devil’s Lake State Park on a Wednesday evening and just happen to get the last spot (the water hole site). So the next day head south towards Bandon, Oregon thinking no problem in getting a spot at one of the State Parks in the region. Well that did not work and to my surprise The Mill Casino at Coos Bay was booked on a Thursday. Well now, drive back to Devils Lake and see what happens? We kept driving south and just happen to find an overpriced and over grown KOA near Port Orford with gravel pull troughs. No Discounts!
For golfers’ that want a very nice RV Campground with a tough course to play, then you need to check out Mallard Creek Golf Course and RV Resort outside of Lebanon, Oregon. It is pretty nice to have a golf cart delivered to your campsite. Another very reasonable RV Park in the State of Oregon. They can handle any size of RV in the park. The Front & Back Nine can be very challenging with the amount of water around. I have played the back 9 a number of times (first one off the box always). I like solitude when playing golf if I don’t have a friend playing! Being about 1 ½ from Portland, it can be another escape park for a couple of days out in the country.
Wildlife Photo of the Month
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 otherPriority 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. There is an APP for IPADS and SMART PHONES FREE.
One last item of the News Letter: I highly recommend a product called ZXILON (Molecular Adhesion). If your RV is in very good condition outside with good decals, paint and could be 6 Months to 2-3 Years, you need to do this for the long haul. I do have it on my motorhome and you can tell the difference when washing it right off the bat, bugs don’t stick like glue. The product is us by Boeing on their aircraft for a number of reasons, 1) better coefficient, 2) protect the outside of the plane and engines and lastly, much easier to clean.
I would suggest that you contact Juan or Kristinia at B Young RV @ 503-305-8685!