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rv-pro.com September 2020 • RV PRO • 139 of one mega-store outside of Tampa, Fla., for most of its corporate life. However, following its 2009 acquisition by private equity firm Wayzata Investment Partners and the company going public in early 2018, the dealership group has acquired a number of dealerships in strategic markets throughout the country, most recently the June acquisition of Elkhart, Ind.-based Total Value RV – the largest retailer of motorhomes in the state of Indiana. Lazydays now has nine dealerships in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota and Tennessee, plus a dedi- cated service center near Houston. The dealership group announced in July that it is building an $11.3 million store in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Lazydays CEO William Murnane declined to be interviewed for this article. Meanwhile, Chicago-based Camping World, with 150 retail locations across 36 Figure 1 RV Dealer M&A Activity: 2015-2019 Source: Baird # DEALS YEAR 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 15 12 9 6 3 0 WE'RE MADE In The U.S.A.! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ B A R K E R 2 6 9 - 9 6 5 - 2 3 7 1 I f a x : 2 6 9 - 9 6 5 - 2 3 8 9 I w w w. b a r k e r m f g. c o m 1125 WATKINS ROAD I P.O. BOX 460 I BATTLE CREEK, MI 49015 M A N U F A C T U R I N G C O . AUTO -DRAIN JUST PUSH A SWITCH Eliminates hassles with hard to reach and difficult to operate valve locations. TO DUMP YOUR RV'S BLACK AND GRAY WATER TANK. PATENT NO. 4875.504 OTHER PATENTS PENDING Comes complete with rocker arm switch, switch box, and instructions (installation/operating) SLIDE VALVES NOT INCLUDED AUTO-DRAIN mounts directly to a conventional 3" or 1-1/2" slide valve – no adjustments, and no difficult clamps to install or adjust. RED LIGHT SWITCH warns when Auto-Drain is open or opening. SPECIFICATIONS: • 1-1/2" Model Voltage: 12 Volts DC Amperage: 150 mA Cycle Time: 3 Seconds PN 24140 (Valterra/Bristol Model) • 3" Model Voltage: 12 Volts DC Amperage: 200 mA Cycle Time: 4 Seconds PN 24130 (Valterra/Bristol Model) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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