Monday, June 18, 2007

Slow Sales Cause RV Dealer to Close

Longview, WA--
June Dunivan says she'll shed some tears this summer.

Dunivan, a founder of Longview RV Center, is closing the business after 30 years of selling and servicing recreational vehicles.

"It's just something you don't think will happen," she said. "They've been 30 good years, tough years, but we've survived."

But the RV industry shifted gears during the past few years. Gas prices doubled in seven years, and the recent spike was the final straw, Dunivan said. Nationally, RV shipments were down by double digits this spring, according to the RV Industry Association.

At Longview RV, sales dropped by about 50 percent in 2006 from 2005. "We used to sell 25 to 30 units a month during the summer time," she said. Last August, Dunivan cut the sales part of her business and focused on servicing existing RVs.
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