The following blog was posted on the Pete’s RV website, a dealership based in South Burlington, Vt.
2020 marked another year of happy camping for Pete’s RV Center, whose Vermont dealership won seven No. 1 Dealer Awards from Statistical Surveys.
Despite being closed from mid-March until May 18, 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Pete’s ended the year stronger than ever. The Vermont sales team collected seven No. 1 Dealer awards, including No. 1 dealer of all RVs for the state of Vermont. The other No. 1 Dealer in Vermont awards Pete’s RV received were for motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, Class A’s, Class C’s and towables.
Pete’s RV Center purchased a fifth dealership in Mountville, Pa., just one week before the pandemic hit, and all five locations thrived alongside the original Vermont dealership upon their post-lockdown re-opening.
Throughout the United States, RV sales flourished in 2020 as other industries withered, with many manufacturers reporting record sales in multiple months.
Pete’s RV Center’s Airstream of Vermont, the exclusive Airstream dealer in Vermont, benefitted enormously from this success, as Airstream reported a 36 percent increase in net sales in 2020 over 2019, setting a record for the infamous 90-year-old company.