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RV SalesmanMANATEE FLORIDA– Dan Wylie doesn’t sell RVs, motor homes or fifth-wheelers.

He sells a lifestyle.

“It’s something we have to paint a picture of,” he said. “You’re selling fun.”

As the owner of Dream RV on 6120 State Road 64 E., Wylie sees more than motorized units when he looks across his seven-acre dealership.

He sees vehicles that fulfill peoples’ dreams and their desire to get away.

“You don’t have to go across country to get away,” Wylie said. “You can go down the road to Myakka State Park and you’re in a different world.”

He contends that “some of your best friends can be the guy you met at the campground on the other side of the country.”

Wylie started the business in 1998 with his significant other, Peggy Paulson. He had worked as the general manager of a larger RV dealer in Venice and was burned out, but he didn’t want to leave the area.

So with $100,000 of his own money he opened Dream RV on U.S. 41 in Bradenton with a meager five RVs. He did so well that five years later he expanded to his current location on State Road 64.

“I started on a shoestring,” Wylie said. “You couldn’t do today what I did then because you would have to have substantial funding.”

Wylie believes part of his success is due to his aggressive marketing and pricing. He advertises across the country and goes to lots of trade shows. He has sold RVs to people who live as far away as Alaska and Europe.

The RVs can range from $4,000 to $5,000 rugged pop-up campers to $130,000 deluxe homes-on-wheels that sleep eight and are completely self-contained.

The company has a service department to provide maintenance for its customers’ vehicles.

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Master Sergeant Robert Everhart served in the Air Force for 22 years. And as the saying goes, you can never take the soldier out of the man. A short time after leaving the Air Force in 2004, Everhart returned to be of service to his Country as a contractor supporting our troops in the Middle East including Afghanistan and Iraq.

Nearing the end of his current contract, he and his wife Judy were mapping out some of their goals – and one of them was to rediscover America and the freedoms he had protected for most of his life. To fulfill that dream, a new RV was in his sights.

Everhart is not new to camping and the RV lifestyle. Decades of service were a proving ground for survival. Also, having had a 32′ fifth wheel, a “house on wheels” as he called it, Everhart wanted a bit more freedom to go to the more majestic and secluded places that a smaller RV would allow. So he set off to find out as much as he could about products on the market.

With the advent of technology, service personnel can easily have video chats with their family. So besides staying in touch with his wife, step daughter, daughter and son (Everhart also has two grandchildren ages 8 and 12), he was able to take advantage of his internet time to research RVs.

Robert’s wife first went to the local RV dealer to see the Lance product.

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LazyDays RV's Campground Tucson Arizona

LazyDays RV's Campground Tucson Arizona

TUCSON, Arizona — The world’s largest single-site RV dealer, Lazydays, is now entering the Arizona market. With headquarters in Tampa, Florida, Lazydays recently completed the sales transaction on the dealership formerly owned and occupied by Beaudry RV in Tucson.

Having closed on the property, they will now begin obtaining the necessary business permits and do a thorough review and inspection of the property in the process of creating the Lazydays customer experience in Tucson.

“This is an exciting day for Lazydays,” said John Horton, President and CEO.  “We’ve worked very hard to build a reputation and a culture geared toward an unparalleled customer experience, and we’re very enthusiastic about bringing that experience to RVers in a new market.”

Different than most other RV dealers, Lazydays considers the entire RV ownership process to be part of the customer relationship and focuses on product knowledge and expert service to endear RVers, many of whom return repeatedly over the years to purchase multiple times. Within a few months, Lazydays will create a similar customer experience at its new Tucson location.

Lazydays is also an active participant in local charities and organizations dedicated to civic improvement and charitable fund-raising and was voted number 2 among the top 20 places to work in Tampa Bay.

Current plans are to open the campground and service facilities mid-summer and to be ready to sell RVs a short while later.

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