FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lazydays RV and Born Free Motorcoach announce
"Factory Direct Plus" partnership
Seffner, FL (Aug 22, 2012)- Over the last 40 years, Born Free Motorcoach has built one of the most loyal customer bases in the RV industry by building one of the best coaches in America and selling their products directly from their factory in Humboldt, Iowa. After visiting Lazydays RV in Tampa, Florida, Born Free’s founding family knew they had finally met a dealership they felt would treat their customers with the devotion they deserve.
The Factory Direct Plus partnership between Born Free and Lazydays will make Lazydays the only RV dealership in the country from which customers can purchase Born Free products. Born
Free will continue to sell to their customers directly from their factory in Humboldt, Iowa. By allowing Lazydays to sell its products, Born Free provides customers with convenient access to products at Lazydays‘ two dealerships in Tampa, Florida and Tucson, Arizona. Additionally, Born Free customers can enjoy the expert service of Lazydays‘ RVIA and RVDA certified and master certified RV technicians, as well as all the amenities that have made Lazydays one of the most beloved RV destinations in the country.
Born Free Motorcoach’s President and CEO, John Dodgen, says of the partnership, “We are delighted to be able to enhance the services and experience we provide our customers, through our Factory Direct Plus partnership with Lazydays.” Lazydays’ CEO, John Horton, adds, “Both Born Free and Lazydays share many of the same values when it comes to doing the right thing for the customer.
We are proud to be associated with the team at Born Free, who for more than 40 years have built a quality product and trusted brand and helped RVers fulfill their dreams.”
In 1976, a family opened a small business in Tampa with $500, 2 travel trailers and a dream. Today, RVers from all over the world travel to Lazydays to discover dreams of their own through our diverse offering of
towable and motorized RVs.
We are the most beloved RV destination in the country with locations in Tampa, FL and Tucson, AZ. Our Tampa location spans 124 acres with a team of 492 employees, 221 service bays, 299 campsites and 3 restaurants. Our Tucson location resides on 82 acres with a team of 93 employees, 48 service bays, 384 campsites and a full-service restaurant.
Lazydays helps RVers discover a better, more rewarding RV life by continually striving to provide the best purchase and ownership experience. We have an RV to fulfill every dream. For more information, please visit us at http://www.lazydays.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/lazyday/.
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Dear Born Free Family,
Thank you for all the phone calls and emails welcoming me back – it’s been great catching up with all of you!
Those of you I’ve talked to in the last few weeks know that I’ve been telling everyone who will listen about the changes in our products and company! I can honestly say that in my twenty-three years with Born Free there have never been improvements like these.
In our discussions, John “C.T.” Dodgen has lamented that Born Free’s relationship with our owners is not what it once was – we seem to have drifted apart. One of our main goals is restoring this relationship. We’ve heard this same sentiment from many of you at shows and rallies – reminiscing about the good food, camaraderie, and just plain old fun we all had.
When “C.T.” asked me to help re-ignite the Born Free spirit, he opened a bigger can of worms than he anticipated! I’m already planning rallies, pre-rallies, cookouts, and wine and cheese parties!
I really cannot overstate how excited I and the entire Born Free team are about this new chapter in the Born Free story! We’re rarin’ to tell you all about it and have some fun while we’re at it!
So remember – unless you’re going to about twelve weddings, baptisms, graduations, or family reunions, get in your Born Free and join us for at least one of these rallies!
If I haven’t had a chance to talk your ear off about the New Born Free, call me at (512) 934-4980 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
See you soon!
Dear Born Free Family,
I am excited to announce that I am rejoining the Born Free team!
John "C.T." and Kent, our new President and General Manager respectively, recently called me and asked if I would be willing to visit Humboldt and share some of the insight I’ve gained during my 23 years with Born Free. I was happy to help and flew up from Austin thinking if nothing else, I’d get to visit friends and family on the company’s dime.
After spending three days with John "C.T." and Kent, and seeing their commitment to innovation and quality, I caught the bug! No one imagined that I would rejoin Born Free – least of all me! But I believe whole-heartedly in the direction this new generation of management is leading and it was such a natural fit that when they asked me if it made sense to come back to work I said "heck yes!"
My family and I will be staying in Austin, Texas, but I’ll be traveling all over the country – attending shows and rallys, visiting customers, and even joining in some Leapin’ Lions rallys!
I’m excited to help you discover the new Born Free! Call me at (512) 934-4980 or email me at email@example.com and I’ll tell you all about it!
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Dear Born Free Family,
I am pleased to welcome my son John "C.T." Dodgen back to Born Free as our new President/CEO.
John "C.T." began his career with Born Free in 1979. He led us in a decade of continuous improvement and profitability as Commercial Sales Rep, Production Manager, VP of Manufacturing, and finally President for the last 7 years of his tenure. More
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