General RV: Helping Underprivileged Children Go Camping



In honor of  “Great Outdoors Month” General RV is accepting nominations to send underprivileged children camping.  



President Barack Obama recently declared the month of June “Great Outdoors Month” As part of this declaration, President Obama called for change within our urban communities, and a push for implementing more outdoor recreation based activities for our youth. The President stated that the“sedentary routines” of many American children today are particularly troubling. It is the Obama’s desire that this month, we all do our part to help reconnect the future leaders of tomorrow with the great outdoors.

Millions of Americans Enjoy the RV Lifestyle, and RVing is one of the fastest growing industries in America today. While the economy slowly improves, more families are turning to RVing as a way to vacation with the entire family. However, despite the economy being in the process of recovering, many families and children still do not have the monetary means to take a camping trip.

This is where General RV aims to make a difference by calling upon the RV community. We feel that President Obama’s initiative is admirable, and something that can change the lives of many children and we want to do our part. Therefore, through the end of June we will be looking for families who are RV owners that would be willing to take an underprivileged child or family camping with them. General RV will pay for the expenses of the camping trip, including; a gas allowance, campground fees, and miscellaneous expenses. We will be selecting families in each of the states in which we have stores (Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, and Utah). Some details, regulations, and background checks may apply. See General RV for details. The RV community is extremely family oriented, and we know that together we can make a difference in children’s lives in our communities. Interested families, or those who know of underprivileged children in these areas should contact General RV through their corporate Facebook page here, or via an e:mail to


For more information call Dennis Anderson at: (248) 866-4657. General RV Center is the largest family owned RV retailer in the U.S. and provides RV parts, service, rentals, RV insurance, and financing. 


Gas Costs Shrinking


According to a recent article published in RV Business. gas prices are expected to remain lower than last years national average throughout the summer. According to the article ” gas prices should average approximately $3.50 per gallon throughout the summer.” This is approxoimately a reduction of 10 cents per gallon when compared to a year ago. 


The article lists many reasons as to why gas prices are on the decline, and even goes as far as saying that in 2014 the decline in price is expected to be even more sharp. The expected 2014 average price is listed at “$3.39 per galon”


With prices on the decline, it may be a great time to shop for a motorhome or a larger towable unit, like a 5th wheel that requires a bigger tow vehicle. Whatever your camping needs are, we are here for you at General RV

General RV & The American Cancer Society






General RV has partnered with the American Cancer Society through their Relay For Life program for several years, by providing coaches at events, so that secure registrations can be offered for their volunteers and participants. We are proud to be expanding that relationship to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events this year as well. This partnership goes to show that the fight against cancer is about coming together as a community and helping however one can. 


The connection to the cause has been significant for many members of the staff at General RV. It is a cause that holds a personal passion for far too many. This opportunity to help support the American Cancer Society is an impactful way in which General RV is able to help fight back against the disease.


Relay For Life is an inspiring, family-friendly, overnight event that unites the entire community in celebrating those who have had cancer, remembering those who have lost their lives to the disease, and providing an opportunity to fight back against it. Relay For Life supports the society’s mission to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, and by helping find cures in an effort to fight back.  

Prime Time Manufacturing Avenger 25RL

Prime Time Manufacturing has released a great floorplan in the Avenger 25RL. To begin its list of great features, there are two entrance doors, which you rarely find in this type of RV. When you walk in the main entrance you are greated by a large coat closet, which is perfect for those chilly nights. There is even a built-in entertainment system behind the dinette, which adds class and style. In addition, there is an exceptional amount of storage in this unit, as it has dual shirt closets in the bedroom, an oversized wardrobe, and a large pantry. It is a must see here at General RV Center. Click Here to visit the Avenger 25RL product page to view pictures.  

General RV Center: Exclusive Dealer of Grand Design RV

We are proud to announce a partnership with a brand new RV Company! Grand Design RV is just about 3 months old and will launch their first product towards the end of January. The business model for Grand Design will be to create products for six segments of the RV marketplace. The first product, which as noted above is set to launch towards the end of January, will be the Solitude 369RL Fifth Wheel. The focus of the company is to keep it relatively small and customer focused. Each of the six segments will have just one product name under the Grand Design RV brand. It will be simple, and efficient, yet geared towards what customers desire. The company also hopes to launch a mid-sized travel trailer and a second fifth wheel towards the end of 2013, with an additional toy hauler being a possibility. The new fifth wheel will have a 101 inch wide body, a 7,000 pound capacity axle, 40 inch slideouts, and THREE 20 pound LP tanks that can be changed out for full ones at gas stations. The company is being launched by Don Clark and Bill and Ron Fenech who are RV industry veterans. They were the original founders of Keystone RV, a company that reached the top of the industry very quickly. We are proud to be chosen as an exclusive Grand Design Dealer, and we look forward to doing business for many years with a company that will undeniably excel in this industry and conduct themselves in an integrity filled manner.

For more Information on Grand Design RV… Check out these articles, which were used to help compile our data above:


Our parts store is now up and running online at You can order parts and accessories from the comfort of your pajamas and have them shipped right to your home! Feel free to browse the site, buy online, or come in and complete your purchase at your preferred General RV Center location

General RV: Proud to be Part of A Rivalry Tailgate

General RV recently partnered with First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida to provide a motorhome for their news team to broadcast live on location in the tailgate lot leading up to and during the Florida V. Georgia football game this past weekend.


-Good Morning Jacksonville’s Amanda Zitzmand and Claire Simms cooked breakfast outside the RV for one lucky fan on Friday morning.

-There was a live video stream set up inside the motorhome during the week

-A slideshow was presented on the First Coast News website to capture the tailgate experience

-And Dan Hicken the FCN Sports Anchor Tweeted live during the game to all of the Gator and Bulldog fans out there.


General RV was proud to be a part of one of the biggest rivalries in the SEC and one of the best tailgate atmospheres of the year.

Come see what our Rental Dept. has to offer for your next tailgate adventure!