Advertisement

Strong Canadian Dollar Prompts British Columbia Dealer to Lower Prices 5-10%


In response to the continued and consistent strength of the Canadian dollar, Winfield, British Columbia-based RV dealer Voyager RV Centre Ltd has lowered its pricing by 5- 10 percent on every new RV in stock. The Canadian dollar has been fluctuating around or over par to the U.S. Dollar since the start of 2011.

“Although nobody can be 100 percent sure, signs are pointing to our economy staying strong, and therefore our dollar likely staying around where it is today (close to par),” said Jason Friesen, vice president and sales manager of Voyager RV. “We felt the logical thing for us to do, as an RV dealer who imports RV brands from the United States, was to pass the savings due to the high dollar, onto the customer.”

Included U.S. manufactured RV brands that have been reduced by Voyager RV are Jayco travel trailers and fifth wheels, as well as Keystone Springdale and Passport trailers, and the trio of Dutchmen, Denali and Colorado models, all made by Thor Dutchmen.

“Over the past couple years, we have adjusted our new RV pricing to reflect where our dollar is at,” Friesen said. “However, this latest decrease takes us to pricing levels that we’ve never been able to offer before. In our industry, the dealer controls the pricing, so there really is no reason why a customer should have to go far away to by an RV, as long as their local dealer is staying on top of pricing. We’re very excited to get is RV season started off, so we can share this pricing with our customers.”

Got a news tip? Contact David MacNeal