Friday morning started off with an 8:15am meeting at Monaco. We recently signed on with the new Monaco now under the ownership of Navistar: http://www.navistar.com/Navistar/Brands. Navistar is the largest producer of diesel engines (MaxxForce) and over the road trucks (international), plus they own Navistar defense which builds military vehicles, these are brands that require the highest of quality which they are implementing with Monaco every day. Monaco had arranged for some recently completed models to be on display, 1 of each model parked in a line for us to walk through. I really enjoyed the new 43DFT Diplomat, it's a great floor plan with a large galley and unique rear bathroom layout. This year the Diplomat is also "all hardwood" cabinetry. The display model has a 425HP Cummins and was well equipped with an MSRP of $306,000.00. The model under that was also finished off nice for $230,000.00 MSRP, the Cayman. It featured all tile flooring, residential refer option, and hardwood face frames. The new Camelot has a Navistar designed dash and upgraded countertops and tile. All in all I was pleasantly surprised and look forward to selling the new Monaco products. I took pictures of a few of these new models if needed and have specs and retail price sheets.
12-22-2009 RV BUSINESS PRESS RELEASE:
Monaco RV announced its partnership with one of the nation's largest and most respected RV dealerships, Guaranty RV, located in Junction City, Ore.
Guaranty RV and owner Herb Nill, the 2009 recipient of the Dave Altman Award for lifetime achievement, will carry Monaco brand motorhomes, as well R-Vision brand towables, according to a news release.
"We're extremely proud for the Monaco and R-Vision brands to partner once again with such a tremendous organization as Guaranty RV," said Kay Toolson, president, Monaco RV.
"They are a nationally respected RV dealer with highly regarded values and integrity, first-class sales and service facilities, and a loyal customer base that has come to expect unequalled customer service from its friendly and knowledgeable staff. We simply couldn't be happier to join forces with Guaranty RV to bring our mutual customers the very best recreational vehicles on the market along with the industry's highest level of service after the sale."
"Guaranty has been selling Monaco motorhomes since they've been building them," said Nill, president, Guaranty RV. "We value the quality people, products and experience associated with the Monaco organization. As this year's Dave Altman Award recipient as the nation's top dealer, it's only logical that Guaranty RV represent one of the top RV manufacturers in the industry. It's an ideal marriage."
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