Fun Time RV – the largest single-site RV dealership in the U.S. by sales volume closed its doors Thursday May 6. The dealership’s lot was located outside of Fort Worth in the small community of Cleburne, Texas.

“They’re gone,” said Clark McEwen, executive director of the Texas RV Association. “At one time – in the heyday, say four years ago or so – they were approaching close to $100 million a year. They were, up till right now, the largest fifth wheel dealer in the nation,” he said.

Tom Walworth, director of Statistical Surveys said that Statistical Surveys data shows that in 2009 Fun Time RV sold a combined 1,606 units, making them the largest single-site dealership by unit sales in the country. The next closest was Lazydays with 1,355 units. Walworth added that Fun Time’s volume of unit sales probably made it one of the five largest in the country in several categories of RVs.

McEwen said reports he was hearing recently indicated that, even until just before closing, Fun Time was continuing to sell a lot of units. However, there were also reports that the dealership was having financial issues, and problems with access to credit, he added.

GE Capital provided financing for Fun Time RV. Bill Hughes, sales director for GE Capital in Tempe Ariz., said he couldn’t comment on the status of individual clients.
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3 Responses to “Fun Time RV Closes Doors”

  • Pat Huston:

    Thanks Fun Time… Brought my new Forrest River Toy Hauler in for warranty issues last week Monday heard on Thursday from a friend they closed the doors. Today I went to get my RV and was rudely told by the police that I was trespassing. GE Finance was removing all their inventory though. So, whats left after they and the police leave will probably be looted and the owners of the units in for service will have to suffer with insurance claims and legal bills while yet another millionaire vacations in Europe.

  • Liz:

    I was having a Forest River Toy Hauler built and was to have delivery the week they closed. I hope GE Finance does the right thing and returns the units to the owners that were having service work. I also hope they do the right thing and return my deposit. This is a large amount of money to me. I have received nothing and somebody has my money. I just want my money back. How in the world did I get caught up in this mess?

  • Karma:

    They got what they deserved!!!! Bought from them in 07 and had to take back for service twice and it took over two months. They were way to big for their britches. To the GM who left about a year ago, I hope you see what happens when you treat people like crap. Take care of your employees and your customers.

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