Pop-up RVs help dealer ride out down times

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  Sandra Bretting writes in the Houston Chronicle about RV dealer Larry Troutt, owner of Topper’s Camping Center in Waller, Texas.

“Topper’s posted the highest volume in light-weight (pop-up) camper trailer sales in Texas last year.”

“According to Troutt, the key was to specialize in lightweight vehicles, which are less costly and more fuel-efficient than the grand RVs normally seen in the media.”

Topper’s “biggest biggest draw, comes from Internet shoppers.”

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Photo: Larry Troutt, the owner of Topper’s Camping Center in Waller, says: “So many people bail out when things go bad. But I’ve learned I can survive if I just stay with it long enough.” Julio Cortez/Chronicle.

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