Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Veurinks’ RV Center is marking its 50th year as a Holiday Rambler, a milestone that was recognized by the Holiday Rambler RV Club at its rally in May.
Veurinks’ RV is promoting its longtime association with the iconic brand in a novel way.
Tim Veurink, son of the company’s founder Howard Veurink and current president, recently had the opportunity to buy an all original 1974 12-foot Holiday Ramblette travel trailer, according to a news release.
And a it turned out, it was the very first new Holiday Rambler that Veurink sold off the showroom floor when he was 16 years old.
“I received a message with some photos via Facebook from a lady south of town wanting to know if I could give her a value of her 1974 12-foot Holiday Ramblette,” Veurink said.
“When I saw the photos, I knew immediately that this was the one that I sold 39 years ago since there were very few 12-footers made and Veurinks had only sold one. I struck a deal with the seller and pulled the trailer back home and it now sits in the dealership’s showroom.”
Anticipating the 50th anniversary, Veurink said he had been looking for a 1963 Holiday for several years that would represent the first new Holiday Rambler trailer sold by the dealership.
“I did not want a big project of reconditioning, but I just could not find one that was in good enough condition,” he said.
“The 1974 was in amazing condition, all original, and since this was the unit that I had sold in 1974 we thought it would have a great story and I just had to buy it.”
Veurink said that the Ramblette has been a big hit, adding, “Often people ask if they can buy it but it is not for sale.”
Veurinks’ RV Center
Veurinks’ RV Center is a dealer for Holiday Rambler, KZRV, Dutchmen, Venture RV, and Coachmen lines.
Address: 7144 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Phone: (616) 281-5111 or (800) 822-5292 (toll free)
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