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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 STORY

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. Later that year Doug invented the Port-O-Lift trailer that went on to have great success for U-Haul industries. In 1976 he then invented the E-Z Fill Gas Cap that you never have to take off. It was a huge commercial success and was sold nationally at Sears, Kmart, NAPA and Pep Boys to mention just a few retailers. The current version of this product is still available and now produced by Stant Manufacturing. During all of this Doug owned and operated various automotive dealerships and never lost sight of his true passion for virtually everything that cranks.

Later in 1976 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 the difficulty in finding an RV floor plan that suited his family. On a dare from a friend he decided to build his own RV just as he wanted it.

For the next 18 years Doug owned & operated many businesses that included sales in mobile homes, RVs, cars, boats and in particular a Ford Mustang only car dealership. “Mustang Specialist” built more than 3000 custom and performance Mustangs over a ten year period.

In 1994 Doug and his son Donny were visiting an auto auction in Ocala Florida. Late that afternoon they found out that their plane ride home to Texas had been cancelled. On a whim Doug bought a motor home at the auction because he was ready to “head to the house!” Between Florida and Texas the idea of Motor Home Specialist was born. After returning to Texas they sold the motor home and, very oddly, 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 began a new chapter in his life and a life’s work for his family.

Motor Home Specialist was founded in 1996. Doug, Sharon (his wife of more than 25 years) 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 resides today and on January 1st 1999 hired their first full time employee, Robert Brake. Robert has since become the company’s general manager, a part owner and a part of the O’Banion family... like it or not!

Together they quickly became one of the largest pre-owned motor home dealerships in the country, selling tens of millions of dollars of quality pre-owned motor homes, at huge discounts, to families across America for the next five years.

In 2004 Doug took the company to another level when deciding to become a franchise dealership for new RVs as well as pre-owned. They began construction of a new service and delivery center and expanded their sales and office facilities to handle their latest endeavor.

In 2007 Motor Home Specialist became the #1 volume selling motor home dealership in Texas 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.

Since then Motor Home Specialist has only grown. They now represent approximately 40% of all new motor homes sold in Texas and in late 2013 surpassed all other dealers, including those with multiple stores, in total volume sales making Motor Home Specialist the #1 volume selling motor home dealer in the world.

Motor Home Specialist now employs more than 120 dedicated RV techs, service writers, sales associates and finance specialist. It spans over 160 acres with new and innovative facilities continually being enhanced and expanded. New facilities will include an indoor showroom, restaurant, additional sales and finance offices and an additional service facility. They have also just completed construction on the industry's first automated detail and fueling station with an assembly line approach to the prep and make ready process.

Much of the staff now includes other family members including Doug’s sons Tyler, Kelly and Patrick who returned home in 2007 after 22 years in the U.S Army Infantry. You will also find Sharon’s mom in warranty claims and even “Uncle Paul” in parts. Doug’s first grandson Bobby has also joined the team making Motor Home Specialist have 3 generations of family involved in the day to day operations.

The O’Banion family is very proud of what their years of hard work have produced. Motor Home Specialist has become the industry leader and has always maintained a financially sound business for their customers to purchase from. The entire facility, as well as everything in and around it, is 100% paid for and all future expansions will be as well. Motor Home Specialist is proud to be able to provide a stable buying environment for their customers, but also a stable work environment for their employees. Unfortunately, due to the economic slowdown of 2008 & 2009, many RV Dealers had to close their doors or reduce their staff. Motor Home Specialist has never had to lay anyone off at any time and continues to add new hires while promoting its current staff.

Motor Home Specialist looks forward to serving the RV industry and its consumers for years to come, doing what they have always done, offering superior new and used motor homes, courteous and professional sales and service personnel and everyday low prices.

Thanks for reading Our Story and thank you for visiting Motor Home Specialist online. If you have any questions or comments for us please let us know. We all look forward to hearing from you soon.

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