Pop-up RVs help dealer ride out down times


  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.”

Read more here.

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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