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AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

2015*

#1 Volume Selling Motor Home Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen RV Dealer Motorized in the World.

#1 Entegra Coach Dealer in the World.

#1 Forest River Diesel Dealer in the World.

#1 Sportscoach RV Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Concord Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Encounter Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Freelander Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Leprechaun Dealer in the World.

#1 Entegra Coach Aspire Dealer in the World.

#1 Entegra Coach Anthem Dealer in the World.

#1 Entegra Coach Cornerstone Dealer in the World.

#1 Heartland Road Warrior Dealer in the World.

#1 Forest River Berkshire Dealer in the World.

#1 Forest River Charleston Dealer in the World.

#1 Forest River Georgetown Dealer in the World.

#1 Sportscoach Cross Country Dealer in the World.

#1 Monaco Coach Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Axis Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Challenger Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Chateau Class C Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Chateau Citation Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Four Winds Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Outlaw Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Four Winds Siesta Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Vegas Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Tuscany Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Tuscany XTE Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Palazzo Dealer in the World.

#1 Volume Selling Texas RV Dealer for All New Motor Homes.

#1 Volume Selling Class A RV dealer in Texas.

#1 Volume Selling Class C RV dealer in Texas.

Sold Approximately 40% of all new motor homes sold in Texas.

Became a full-line Fleetwood RV dealer.

Became a full-line American Coach dealer.

Became a Coachmen Galleria Class B dealer.

Became a Coachmen Adrenaline toy hauler dealer.

Became a full-line Skyline dealer.

Created the first High-Line luxury bunk model motor coach with 2 full baths (Foretravel Realm FS6 LVB)

1st Texas RV dealer in History to sell more Class A RVs as well as Class C RVs in a single year. (8th Year in a Row)

2014*

#1 Volume Selling Motor Home Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Motorized RV Dealer in the World.

#1 Entegra Coach Dealer in the World.

#1 Forest River Diesel Dealer in the World.

#1 Sportscoach Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Concord Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Encounter Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Freelander Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Leprechaun Dealer in the World.

#1 Entegra Coach Aspire Dealer in the World.

#1 Entegra Coach Anthem Dealer in the World.

#1 Entegra Coach Cornerstone Dealer in the World.

#1 Forest River Berkshire Dealer in the World.

#1 Forest River Charleston Dealer in the World.

#1 Forest River Georgetown Dealer in the World.

#1 Heartland Road Warrior Dealer in the World.

#1 Sportscoach Cross Country Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Axis Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Challenger Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Chateau Class C Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Chateau Citation Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Four Winds Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Outlaw Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Four Winds Siesta Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Vegas Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Tuscany Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Tuscany XTE Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Palazzo Dealer in the World.

#1 Volume Selling Texas RV Dealer for All New Motor Homes.

#1 Volume Selling Class A RV dealer in Texas.

#1 Volume Selling Class C RV dealer in Texas.

Sold Approximately 40% of all new motor homes sold in Texas.

1st Texas RV dealer in History to sell more Class A RVs as well as Class C RVs in a single year. (7th Year in a Row)

A.C.C. BUSINESS OF THE YEAR.

2013*

#1 Volume Selling Motor Home Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Motorized RV Dealer in the World.

#1 Entegra Coach Dealer in the World.

#1 Forest River Diesel Dealer in the World.

#1 Sportscoach Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Concord Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Encounter Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Freelander Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Leprechaun Dealer in the World.

#1 Entegra Coach Aspire Dealer in the World.

#1 Entegra Coach Anthem Dealer in the World.

#1 Entegra Coach Cornerstone Dealer in the World.

#1 Forest River Berkshire Dealer in the World.

#1 Forest River Charleston Dealer in the World.

#1 Forest River Georgetown Dealer in the World.

#1 Sportscoach Cross Country Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Axis Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Challenger Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Chateau Class C Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Chateau Citation Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Four Winds Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Outlaw Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Four Winds Siesta Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Vegas Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Tuscany Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Tuscany XTE Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Palazzo Dealer in the World.

#1 Volume Selling Texas RV Dealer for All New Motor Homes.

#1 Volume Selling Class A RV dealer in Texas.

#1 Volume Selling Class C RV dealer in Texas.

Sold Approximately 40% of all new motor homes sold in Texas.

1st Texas RV dealer in History to sell more Class A RVs as well as Class C RVs in a single year. (6th Year in a Row)

A.C.C. BUSINESS OF THE YEAR.

2012*

#1 Volume Selling New Motor Home Dealer in the World With 1 Location.

#1 Volume Selling Texas RV Dealer for All New Motor Homes.

#1 Volume Selling Class A RV dealer in Texas.

#1 Volume Selling Class C RV dealer in Texas.

#1 Volume Selling Monaco RV dealer in the World.

#1 Volume Selling Holiday Rambler dealer in the World.

#1 Volume Selling Entegra Coach Dealer in the World.

#1 Volume Selling Thor Motor Coach Dealer in the World.

#1 Volume Selling Coachmen Dealer in the World With 1 Location.

#1 Forest River Berkshire & Charleston Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Encounter Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Outlaw Dealer in the World.

#1 Sportscoach Dealer in the world with 1 location.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Challenger Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Class C dealer in the World.

Sold approximately 1 out of every 3 new motor homes in Texas.

1st Texas RV dealer in History to sell more Class A RVs as well as Class C RVs in a single year. (5th Year in a Row)

2011*

#1 Volume Selling New Motor Home Dealer in the World With 1 Location.

#1 Volume Selling Texas RV Dealer for All New Motor Homes.

#1 Volume Selling Class A RV dealer in Texas.

#1 Volume Selling Class C RV dealer in Texas.

#1 Volume Selling Monaco RV dealer in the World.

#1 Volume Selling Holiday Rambler dealer in the World.

#1 Volume Selling Entegra Coach Dealer in the World.

#1 Volume Selling Thor Motor Coach Dealer in the World.

#1 Volume Selling Coachmen Dealer in the World With 1 Location.

#1 Forest River Berkshire & Charleston Dealer in the World.

#1 Coachmen Encounter Dealer in the World.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Outlaw Dealer in the World.

#1 Sportscoach Dealer in the world with 1 location.

#1 Thor Motor Coach Challenger Dealer in the World.

Sold 1 out of every 3 new motor homes in Texas! (33.9%)

1st Texas RV dealer in History to sell more Class A RVs as well as Class C RVs in a single year. (4th Year in a Row)

2010*

#1 Volume Selling Texas RV Dealer for All New Motor Homes.

#1 Volume Selling Class A RV dealer in Texas.

#1 Volume Selling Class C RV dealer in Texas.

#1 Volume Selling Monaco RV dealer in the United States.

#1 Volume Selling Holiday Rambler motorized dealer in the United States.

#2 Volume Selling Coachmen Class C dealer in the United States.

#2 Volume Selling Sportscoach Diesel dealer in the United States.

Top 10 Volume Selling Dealer in the United States.

Top 10 Diesel Class A Dealer in the United States.

Top 10 Class C dealer in The United States.

Top 10 Class A Dealer in the United States.

Nations Newest & Largest Stocking Thor Motor Coach Dealer at 1 Location.

Sold 1 out of every 5 New Motor Homes in Texas!

1st Texas RV dealer in History to sell more Class A RVs as well as Class C RVs in a single year. (3rd Year in a Row)

2009*

#1 Volume Selling Texas RV dealers for All New Motor Homes.

#1 Volume Selling Class A RV dealer in Texas.

#1 Volume Selling Class C RV dealer in Texas.

Top 2 Sales Dealership in the United States for Class A diesel RVs.

#1 Volume Selling RV Dealer for Safari Coach by Monaco in the United States.

#1 Volume Selling RV Dealer for Thor Mandalay in the United States.

#1 Volume Selling RV Dealer for Gulf Stream Tour Master in the United States.

#1 Volume Selling Dealer for Coachmen Class C RVs.

#2 Volume Selling Dealer for Class A Coachmen & Sportscoach RVs.

#2 Volume Selling Class A Diesel Dealer in the United States.

#5 Volume Selling Class A Gas Dealer in the United States.

#5 Volume Selling Dealer for All New Motor Homes in the United States.

Sold 1 out of every 7 New Motor Homes in Texas!

1st Texas RV Dealer in History to sell more Class A RVs as well as Class C RVs in a single year. (For the 2nd Year in a Row)

2008*

#1 Volume Selling Texas RV Dealer for All New Motor Homes.

#1 Volume Selling Texas RV Dealer for Class A Motor Homes.

#1 Volume Selling Texas RV Dealer for Class C Motor Homes.

#1 Volume Selling RV Dealer for Safari Coach by Monaco in the United States.

#1 Volume Selling RV Dealer for Travel Supreme in the United States.

#1 Volume Selling RV Dealer for Gulf Stream Tour Master in the United States.

Top 5 Selling Dealer for Coachmen RVs.

Top 5 Selling Dealer for Sportscoach RVs.

Top 5 Selling Dealer for Beaver RVs by Monaco.

Top 5 Selling Dealer for Mandalay RVs.

Most Improved Safari RV Dealer in America.

Outstanding TLD Advertising Award.

Finished 14th in the country in Total Volume Sales.

Sold 1 out of every 10 New RVs in Texas.

1st Texas RV Dealer in History to sell more Class A RVs as well as Class C RVs in a single year.

2007*

#1 Volume Selling Texas RV Dealer for All New Motor Homes.

#1 Volume Selling RV Dealer for Travel Supreme in the United States.

#1 Volume Selling RV Dealer for Gulf Stream Tour Master in the United States.

#1 Volume Selling RV Dealer for Coachmen Class A RVs in the United States.

#2 Volume Selling RV Dealer for Sportscoach RVs in the United States.

#3 Total Sales Leader for Coachmen RV Industries.

Outstanding TLD Advertising Award.

2006*

#1 Volume Selling Dealer for Travel Supreme in the United States.

Top 5 Selling Dealer for Beaver RV by Monaco.

Central Dealer of the Year for Gulf Stream Tour Master.

Outstanding TLD Advertising Award.

2005*

#1 Volume Selling Dealer for Travel Supreme in the United States.

Top Ten Selling RV Dealer for Beaver Coach by Monaco in the United States.

Beaver Coach Rookie of the Year.

2004*

#1 Volume Selling Dealer for Travel Supreme in the United States.

Travel Supreme Rookie of the Year.

OUR HISTORY

The O'Banion family has a long local history with deep roots in the Dallas/Fort Worth community and the automotive industry abroad. Doug O'Banion, founder of Motor Home Specialist, moved his family from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Arlington, Texas, in 1966. Doug was constantly thinking of ways to improve products in the automotive industry and later that year he invented the Port-O-Lift trailer. In 1976 Doug developed his second invention, the E-Z Fill Gas Cap.

The E-Z Fill Gas Cap eliminated the need to remove and replace the gas cap when filling up with fuel. The E-Z Fill Gas Cap was a huge success and was sold nationwide at various retailers such as Sears, Kmart, NAPA Auto Parts, and Pep Boys, just to name a few. The current version of this invention is now produced by Stant Manufacturing and its concept is often standard equipment on many new models of cars and trucks.

Through the years, Doug owned and operated various automotive dealerships and never lost sight of his true passion for virtually everything that cranks. In 1972, Doug’s love of motorcycles and Colorado summers put him in search of a new RV for his wife and four sons. He was surprised at how difficult it was to find an RV with a floor plan that suited his family’s needs. On a dare from a friend, he decided to build his own RV just the way he wanted it.

For the next 18 years, Doug owned and operated many businesses that included sales in mobile homes, RVs, cars, and boats. One car dealership in particular, aptly named "Mustang Specialist" sold only Ford Mustangs. Mustang Specialist built more than 3,000 custom and performance Mustangs over a ten-year period.

In 1994, Doug and his son Donny were visiting an auto auction in Ocala, Florida. After finding out that their plane ride home to Texas had been cancelled, Doug impulsively purchased a motor home at the auction because he was ready to “head to the house!” Somewhere between Florida and Texas, the idea of Motor Home Specialist was born. After returning to Texas, they sold the motor home and, oddly enough, took two motor homes in trade. It was settled, The O’Banions were going to become part of the motor home industry. In 1995, Doug sold off his remaining car dealership and so began a new chapter in his life and a life’s work for his family.

Motor Home Specialist was founded in 1996 when Doug, his wife Sharon, and his son Donny began selling pre-owned motor homes from a local RV storage location in Arlington, Texas. In late 1998, Doug purchased the property where Motor Home Specialist currently resides and on January 1st, 1999, hired Robert Brake, the company’s first full-time employee. Robert has since become the company’s general manager, a part owner, and a part of the O’Banion family, whether he likes it or not! Together, by selling tens of millions of dollars of quality pre-owned motor homes with huge discounts to families across the globe, they quickly made Motor Home

Specialist into one of the largest pre-owned motor home dealerships in the country.

In 2004, Doug took Motor Home Specialist in a new direction by becoming a franchise dealership for Travel Supreme, which later became Entegra Coach. During this time, Doug’s other sons Kelly and Tyler came on board full-time, soon followed by his son Patrick upon his return home from three combat tours in Iraq and 22 years of service in the USA Army Infantry. With the addition of Doug’s eldest grandson Bobby in 2012, MHSRV now has three generations of family involved in it’s day to day operations.

In order to handle their growing endeavor, The O’Banions began construction on a new service and delivery center and expanded their sales and office facilities. Motor Home Specialist became the #1 volume selling motor home dealership in Texas in 2007 and in 2008, became the first motor home dealership in Texas history to sell more Class A units as well as Class C units in a single year. This achievement has been duplicated every year since.

Since then, Motor Home Specialist has only grown. They now sell approximately 40% of all new motor homes sold in Texas and in late 2013, surpassed all other dealerships in total volume sales making Motor Home Specialist the *#1 volume selling motor home dealership in the world.

* All Statistical Information provided by official Statistical Surveys Inc. and or the manufacturer.