Whited RV: Icons of the open road


A tow-behind camper delivered to your favorite campsite can provide your family with an affordable, dependable vacation home for much less than you might expect. A big, Class-A diesel pusher motor home, fully equipped with such amenities as 40” plasma TVs, convection ovens, Corian counters, washers and dryers, let’s you roam the countryside at will, to follow the concert or racing circuits, or to follow the weather, wherever you like. Whited Motorhome and RV center, on Hotel Road in Auburn, celebrates its ninth year with millions of dollars of new inventory, and an open house with refreshments, specials on parts and service, and exhibits from area campgrounds.

“This is already shaping up as the recovery year for the RV industry,” said Whited General Manager Gary Mynahan. “There’s pent-up demand from people who have postponed their purchase, and they’re ready, now. There are great new financing options in place, both from local Maine financial institutions and from national sources. Whited is in terrific shape, with lots of RVs arriving every week.” Because Whited’s RV business is affiliated with the larger heavy truck business next door, the company didn’t experience the full extent of the recent downturn. “Diversification helps, for sure,” Mynahan explained. “And we’re diversifying the RV line this year, too: we’re now an officially authorized Winnebago dealer – from small, Class-C gasoline models, vans, and up to Class-A gasoline models, too. That’s in addition to the big diesel Tiffin, Fleetwood and Forest River motor homes and the tow-able travel trailers we’re known for.” Adding Winnebago to the Ford and Peterbilt trucks the company also represents means that Whited now offers three of the most iconic American brands on the road.

“Shopping for an RV is like buying a home,” Mynahan said, “and so it helps that we have people – like Scott Lewis and Bill Strauss – who have been part of this industry for more than 15 years. It’s an educational process, and people like to take their time. And we make it fun, too. It’s a kid-friendly place, because kids need to be a big part of the decision process, and they really enjoy exploring all the nooks and crannies,” he added.

The website – www.whitedrv.com – provides direct access to the entire Whited inventory, lets you browse options, pricing, parts, and learn how to take advantage of the RV experience.