The focus for the Swanson family business focused away from camper manufacturing to RV sales in the mid 70's. Within a decade, Hilltop RV became one of  Michigan's largest RV dealers. Through the years, they added boat/motor sales and a complete line of outdoor sporting goods to the retail mix, only to return to their RV roots in the mid-90's. "We decided to get out of every endeavor that wasn't directly related to the RV industry," recalls Steve Swanson.  "We decided to do what we do best, RV sales and service. That decision not only simplified our entire operation, but it allowed us to focus on what we really enjoyed most."

Today, Hilltop RV Superstore sells 17 different brands of motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, folding trailers, truck campers, and cargo trailers. Hilltop RV also has a RV parts and accessories store at each dealership location, as well as a RV parts and accessories website with over 60,000 products available online at Hilltop RV Parts and Accessories Store.

One of Hilltop RV Superstore's major accomplishments among many other high esteemed awards by RV Manufacturers was being recognized by the National Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association. Each year the RVDA recognizes exemplary regional businessmen who promote a positive image of RV travel, RV dealers, and the industry as a whole. In September 2001, Hilltop RV Superstore was chosen by the RVDA as "Top Quality Dealer of the Year."
Hilltop RV Superstore is in a market of about 30,000 people in Delta County, yet Hilltop RV consistently stays in the top 5 dealers in Michigan and Wisconsin in terms of the number of RV's sold and is highly competitive with the so called "big boys" in the metropolitan areas. There is a reason for that. Hilltop RV Superstore sells RV's all across the country.  Hopefully, you will give Hilltop RV the chance to show you why no other dealer provides better customer service before, during, and after the sale!
Steve and his brother Dan have co-owned and operated the family business since the year 2000. Steve has served as Hilltop's General Manager since his parents retired in 1987. In 2006, a second Hilltop RV Superstore was opened in Ishpeming, Michigan to better serve the heart of the Upper Peninsula. The Ishpeming store was built on the same hometown values and hospitality that began in Escanaba in 1972. Given the dealership's remarkable past, the folks at Hilltop RV will no doubt continue doing what they do best, keeping the "Super" in Hilltop RV Superstore.

About Hilltop RV

Steve Swanson's journey to an RV Superstore did not happen overnight. He began as a part-time employee in 1972 while still attending High School.  That's when his parents, Ken and Theresa Swanson, launched their business as manufacturers of truck campers.

Through the years, the family enterprise included the production of sidelights such as solar heating panels, satellite dishes, and TV antennas. At Hilltop RV, elements of design, manufacturing, sales and service were all learned firsthand, from the inside-out. 

Meet The Team

Escanaba Management

 

Gail Whitney

RV Consultant


Linda Lemire
Finance Manager
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Escanaba Sales Team


Scott Cormier
RV Consultant
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Diane Swanson
RV Consultant
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Chris Gestwicki
RV Consultant
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Debra Jankovich

Internet Sales Manager

  

 

Joe
RV Technician

Hilltop RV Superstore Rental Department

     

Jenny
RV Rental Lifestyle Specialist
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Escanaba Parts & Service


Patti Migut
Parts Manager
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Michelle LaCosse
Service Manager
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Denise Wise
Service Writer
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Kami Lancour
Warranty
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Jerry Vandermissen
Parts Department
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Kristin Stevens
Parts Department
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Cheryl Quirk
Parts Department
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Dan Swanson
Manager



Bill Perander
Technician



Dave Boch
Technician



John Wery Sr.
Technician

Escanaba Technicians

Ishpeming Management


Joan LeClair

Receptionist

Josh Hawkins
Service Writer


Wieska Halbur

Parts Department



Ishpeming Sales Team


Cheryl Lynn Lorge
RV Consultant
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Chris Timony
Finance Manager
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Ishpeming Parts & Service

 

Mary Guenett
Parts/Service Manager
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Parts Department


Lora Camden
Parts Department


Ishpeming Technicians


Gregg Durand

Technician

    

    John Peters

   Technician


Mitch Cain

Technician


Mary Schwanke

Cleaning Detail


Kirk McNab

Technician


Dave Korpi
Sales Manager
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Shane Clark

Technician

Hear what our customers have to say!

Jim Wenger from Unknown

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Hi Denise,

As I guess you know, the battery trade went very well after the guy from Herrild's talked to you. Thank you so much for saving me a trip to Escanaba. What a great solution. I came home and put the battery in and the jack light was very bright like it should be. I haven't been out to check things out this morning, but I think that's the end of the problem.

Oh, yeah, the propane detector has not been screaming at us either, so presumably we're fixed.

Big thanks once again. I know it's your job, but it makes me feel like we bought our trailer at the right place too.

Ed & Sherry Rainey from Horton, MI

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To All of the Service Department,

Thanks so much for your fast and efficient service when you replaced our air conditioner on our Jayco Eagle 5th Wheel.

Of course, it has been "jumping up and down" during this hot spell, been running day and night with no problems.

Good Job!

John Schilling from Albion, MI

Dave - Just a note to thank you and Hilltop RV Superstore for the great service and friendliness I received at your facility. This is the second time I have had to use your services. Two years ago I brought my RV in with a slideout problem. You found the problem, repaired it and I was on my way within 2 hours. No waiting. Great!

This year I developed another problem with my current RV - water pump and converter. By the way, both times I came in from Newberry (Pike Lake). I brought the unit in August 6th and it was repaired by the next day. I picked it up on August 8th. Our vacation wasn't ruined!

Both times your repair charge was very fair and honest. Many thanks to you and your crew! I will always recommend Hilltop to anyone I meet in the UP who needs RV work done. You treated me like you had known me for years!

Sincerely, John Schilling, Albion, Michigan

Lowell and Bobbi Plaugher from Saginw, MI

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Just a note to express our gratitude to your extremely kind and considerate staff for its amazing hospitality and expertise working on an extremely hot and muggy last Saturday morning. You know, one of those travelers nightmares and managers delights.

Here we were, out-of-towners stranded with a camper that wouldn't open, caught at the mercy of both the elements and possible unscrupulous enterprises. I mean, short of being hit by a semi, how much worse can it get?

As I watched the two men sweating to repair the Palomino on this hot time-and-a-half rate Saturday morning, I could almost predict, see in fact, the monster maws of a huge bill open about to gobble us up. But then, after it was all over, a miracle occurred. A beautiful young woman walked out from behind the counter and presented us a bill for... what?? $51.15?? Fifty-one dollars and fifteen cents for all that?? 'My God, she must be kidding. This has to be a mistake. For all that work??'

But no! The Goddess smiled and said the bill was correct.

To all Gods and Goddesses at Hilltop RV, thank you so much.

Lowell and Bobbi Plaugher

                                                               

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John Gagne


Dave Jankovich

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Jim Anderson

RV Consultant




  
Brad
RV Technician


 

 

Paul Mason

Technician

 

Tyler Merril

Technician