Place Category: RV Dealers
Fame RV Center – Saegertown, PA
About Fame RV Center:
Our mission statement is:
“Building lasting relationships with our partners and employees while serving the recreational and travel community. Our core values shall be based on Honesty and Integrity and Service to the Community.”
In February 1968, George and Jean Bidwell, along with their kids, rented a truck camper to co camping. George said to Jean, “I could build one of those”. He proceeded to take all the measurements, and 3 to 4 days they had a brand new truck camper. So George met with some of his buddies and decided to start a business. They decided to combine their middle initials to spell F.A.M.E. Manufacturing. They started making truck campers but soon expanded to travel trailers, truck caps, and 5th wheels.
In 1970, George’s brothers, Dick Bidwell and Bob Bidwell bought out the other owners. With this change they continued to move forward with new trailer designs customized to fit the needs of each customer. FAME quickly established a name in the RV community.
In 1993 Bob and George retired. At that time Dan Bidwell, George’s son, and Mark Simcheck, George’s son-in-law, bought into the business. As the years passed big corporate manufacturers were starting to sell trailers faster and cheaper than FAME could even build them not to mention the price of insurance. So in 1998, with mixed emotions, FAME decided to make their last trailer. Today, our once 4 man family business is still thriving. Our service crew (the same guys that used to build from scratch) are top notch and FAME Manufacturing, now Fame RV Center is still going strong.
Why Purchase from Your Local Dealer?
- Convenience – Close to home, your local dealer provides a wealth of knowledge regarding the product, as well as on-site inventory for you to tour prior to making your purchase.
- Relationships – Purchasing locally allows you to establish a relationship with your dealer representative providing you with the convenience of service and support when you need it.
- Service after the Sale – Many dealers put their purchasing customers first when it comes to getting your coach serviced. You will experience the value your local dealer can add to your purchase.
- Local Economy – Local purchases help to keep tax dollars and people at work in your community.
Brands: Ketstone, Forest River, KZ, Woodland Park