Fifth-wheel builder DRV Luxury Suites (DRV) reported strong retail sales and growing market share in early 2013.
The high-line builder of the Mobile Suites, Mobile Suites Estates, Elite Suites, and Tradition brands posted its best January and February retail sales since the Great Recession, according to retail registrations as compiled by Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Statistical Surveys Inc.
“We’re ecstatic about the reception we’re getting in the marketplace right now,” said DRV Product Manager Rocky Holman in a news release.
“The new styles and features we began implementing late last summer are being really well received by retail customers and we’re seeing that in increased retail registration and orders.”
Through February, Statistical Surveys showed DRV up 44 per cent in retail sales and 26 per cent in overall market share compared to 2012.
Holman attributed the success to the Howe, Indiana-based manufacture’s use of true residential standard features like Whirlpool residential refrigerators, GE convection microwaves, dishwashers, garbage disposals, solid surface and quartz countertops, and two-tone decors.
Other standard amenities include Lane furniture, Shaw flooring, soft-close drawers, ceramic tile and stone backsplashes, more floor plans with full size showers, 3¼-inch thick sidewalls, high density wool insulation, water manifold, and four season insulation.
In the four seasons, luxury fifth-wheel category with units retailing for $85,000 and above, DRV reported it held a market share of over 70 per cent, according to Statistical Surveys.
Holman reports that while DRV is proud of the growth they’ve seen in sales and the firm’s ability to bring to market products desired and appreciated by consumers, DRV is not taking any time off to celebrate.
“We’re already hard at work to continue and add to the improvements we started last summer,” he said. “We’re expecting to knock a lot of people’s socks off come Open House.”
DRV is currently signing new dealers in open territories.
DRV Luxury Suites (DRV)
When DRV Luxury Suites (DRV) began they used a simple philosophy: find out what the consumers want and exceed their expectations.
Howe, Indiana-based DVR Luxury Suites currently offers four product lines: the Tradition, Mobile Suite, Elite Suite, and Full House toy hauler. Each line provides a wide range of features for every customer and construction techniques unmatched in the RV industry today.
All DRV product lines offer many distinct features that exceed those produced by other manufacturers. Our 3¼-inch thick sidewalls (most models) with two moisture barriers and R16 insulation deliver increased efficiency of heating/cooling and superior sound deafening qualities.
Each coach also features a state of the art hydraulic system with individually controlled slide outs and independent front landing jacks installed at a 5 degree angle for optimal stability.
Today DRV builds floor plans from 32 feet to 43 feet and can semi custom build your luxury suite to fit your needs.
They promise and deliver on what extended stay travelers and full time fifth wheel residents demand most.
Whether your choice is the Tradition, Mobile Suite, Elite Suite or Full House toy hauler, you can be confident that you’ve chosen the very best.
DRV Luxury Suites are exactly what the name says… suites, and the best part is they are built for the consumer.
Address: 0160 W. 750 N. Howe, IN 46746
Phone: (260) 562-1075
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