RV Retailer to acquire Great Escapes RV Center

Great Escapes RV location with staff out in front.

RV Retailer LLC (RVR) announced the acquisition of Great Escapes RV Center with three full-service RV stores in Arkansas and Missouri. The acquisitions will be completed in December. This will expand RVR’s presence in Missouri to three stores and will be RVR’s first store in Arkansas.

“The Great Escapes RV Center caps a great year of growth for RVR with 52 stores added in 2021. This gives us 90 stores in 26 states to drive us towards our goal to serve our customers wherever their travels may take them,” says RVR CEO and President Jon Ferrando.

“The Great Escapes RV Center is a growing business in markets with excellent RV demographics including the popular RV destinations in the Ozarks. We are excited to enter Northwest Arkansas with a 40-acre location, great brands and a large service, parts and collision operation. The Great Escapes store in Springfield, Mo., on I-44 is brand new and will give us excellent growth in that market. The St. Louis store is also right on I-44 and marks our entry into the St. Louis market,” Ferrando says.

[Related: RV Retailer to acquire Pharr RVs, Affinity RV]

“Great Escapes RV Center has been operating in the region since 1999,” says Raul Rodriguez, senior vice president, corporate development. “We thank David Chamberlin for selecting us to acquire Great Escape RV Center. The stores will be part of RVR’s regional business under the direction of Larry Hall, region president for RVR.”

“The business is well positioned with leading RV brands like Jayco, Grand Design, Keystone, Forest River, Rockwood and DRV,” says Hall. “We welcome all the team members of Great Escapes RV Center to the RV Retailer family.”

Great Escapes RV Centers in Mountain Home, Arkansas sits on 40 acres on the south side of US Highway 62 just east of the White River outside of Bull Shoals Lake. The St. Louis store is located right of Interstate 44 on the west side of St Louis in Eureka. The Springfield, Mo., store is in Strafford on the north side of Interstate 44 near the Bass Pro’s Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium.

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