posted on May 24, 2012 16:52
By: Anthony Bowe
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Riverside, Calif.-based Richardson’s RV hosted a news team from ABC World News last week for a story slated to air about the resurgence of the RV industry. The dealership’s owner, Steve Richardson, said he was initially contacted by the RV Industry Association (RVIA) and agreed to do the interview with ABC.
“(ABC World News) heard that RV sales are up nationally about 5 percent and they were just wondering what was going on. They interviewed me and one of our customers also,” he said. “I touched on a few things, like why (RVs) are the best value for a family in this day and age, and I said that banks are loaning again, as opposed to four years ago when they stopped.”
The news team spent about four hours at Richardson’s RV last Tuesday. Reporter Cecilia Vega also demoed a Jayco Seneca for the story while news cameras rolled.
“They were interviewing (Vega) while she drove it around,” Richardson said. “She handled it really well.”
Richardson said the piece was supposed to air last week but was bumped when news broke about Donna Summer’s. He hopes the story runs this week.
“I think (RVIA President) Richard Coon was interviewed for the story also,” he said.
Richardson’s RV also has locations in Temecula, and Menifee, Calif.