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Pete’s RV Center Acquires Connecticut Dealership

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Vermont-based Pete’s RV Center officially assumed ownership of Van’s RV Center in South Windsor, Conn., on Sept. 1, the company announced in a news release.
Located 20 minutes from Hartford, Van’s RV has served New England since opening its doors in 1963.

Looking to step out of day-to-day operations after 40-plus successful years, longtime Van’s owner Mark VanOstrand explained the acquisition as being well-timed and an excellent fit.

“The acquisition of Van’s RV brings together two of New England’s longest established RV centers,” he said. “I am excited to be working with Pete’s RV as we blend together the best of our business practices.”

With the acquisition, Pete’s RV is now selling Jayco RVs from the Connecticut dealership.  

“Along with a location that allows for expansion throughout southern New England and New York, being able to offer our customers popular Jayco travel trailer, fifth wheel, and motorhome lines such as Jay Flight, Eagle, and Greyhawk is an opportunity we are excited to take on,” Pete’s RV Co-Owner Chad Shepard said.

Van’s RV is Pete’s third dealership. The original location in South Burlington, Vt., has been operating since 1952.  A second location in Schererville, Ind., was acquired from Rollin-On RV in May 2011.

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