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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

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Cory Walker
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Linda Lemire
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Escanaba Sales Team


Scott Cormier
RV Consultant
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Diane Swanson
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Chris Gestwicki
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Cindy Swanson
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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
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Cheryl Quirk
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Dan Swanson
Manager



Bill Perander
Technician



Matt Persondek
Technician



Dave Boch
Technician



John Wery Sr.
Technician

Escanaba Technicians

Ishpeming Management




Keven Hagans
RV Consultant
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Ishpeming Sales Team


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Lindsay LaBerge
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Ishpeming Parts & Service


Carla Coron
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Larry Grigg
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Ishpeming Technicians


Gregg Durand
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Mitch Cain
Technician


Mary Schwanke
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Kirk McNab
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Dave Korpi
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Shane Clark
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Hear what our customers have to say!

Lynn Meske from Marquette, MI

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Hi Steve,

Sorry we missed you in Escanaba last week. Go figure that was the day you were in Ishpeming. Just wanted to drop you a note to Thank You again for the racing sponsorship you have provided for our grandson Ross, Jr. Can't begin to tell you how proud of him we are and without people and organizations like yours, it wouldn't be possible. He turns 17 today. We are celebrating his birthday by taking delivery of our new motor home. haha

We have been so very pleased with everyone associated with Hilltop RV. Not to sound corny, but we really do feel part of the Hilltop family. Gary has been unbelievable helping us in every way possible. Dave was right on the money, knowing what we were looking for and finding it quickly. I think we've even talked them into catching a race or two this summer. Chris is great to work with and made that part of our purchase truly painless. You have a great staff in Ishpeming and because of them, we wouldn't even consider going anywhere else for all our camping needs. Take good care of them because, as a person associated with retail sales, I know how hard it is to find good employees. You can be proud to have them be the face of Ishpeming's Hilltop RV.

Happy Summer!

Lynn Meske

Al & Caron Somers from New Boston, MI

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Dear Sir,

We were the recipients of your angelic service staff on Saturday 7-10-10. We had an accident that ripped the back end of our trailer off, and thought our trip out west was ruined. Your staff took us in, evaluated our situation, repaired the damage all in a couple of hours, and we are now on our way out west. They were courteous, friendly, and wonderful. Hilltop rocks!

P.S. I won't tell who gave us the ice cream, but that was the final act of kindness that put me in tears! Thanks so much.

Gary & Karen Thinglum from Escanaba, MI

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Hilltop's service is EXCELLENT. After camping in a pop up for thirty some years, this was our first fifth wheel. We are very pleased with your service. We had some issues with our fifth wheel trailer and your service team was on top of everything. You scheduled us in at our convenience and got us in immediately. The service technicians kept at the problem until they found what the problem was and repaired it. Your service manager Jerry is fantastic. Jerry took me through and told me what I would need and showed me not only the most expensive in the line, he gave me the pro's and cons of each them then let me make up my mind on what I wanted to purchase yet being there if I had any questions. Jerry even sent me a list a them of what we should have for the trailer.

Thanks to Jerry and the entire service staff for their help.

Jim Ralston from Rochester Hills, MI

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Dear Mr. Swanson,

I want to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Hilltop RV in Ishpeming for their excellent service to us while we were traveling through the U.P.

We experienced some plumbing problems in our coach and stopped in Marquette at the Michigan Travel Center to ask where we might find an RV service facility.

We were given Hilltop's number and we called and spoke with Mr. Jim Gresham who told us he would try to fit us into the schedule. Upon arrival and initial discussion, Jim assigned Shawn to see what he could determine. Within minutes, Shawn found the problem and said he could remedy it quickly. He did so, tested the system, found no leaking and buttoned up the piping. Jim Gresham sent us on our way very satisfied.

Unknown to us, a severe storm was approaching the U.P. We stayed at Lake Michigamme for the night only to have our power go out. Thinking it was a problem in our coach, I tried to find and check the various fuses. Finding no problem, we retired for the night. In the morning, we had no furnace. Even with the generator running, we had no heat. I called Jim from the campground and told him we were returning.

Again, within minutes he had Kirk looking for a problem. After the usual inspection and some head scratching, I informed Kirk that I had tried to check the fuse box the previous evening. It didn't take Kirk long to find that I had put one of the fuses back in the wrong slot. We now had a furnace.

Please know that you have a tremendous staff in Ishpeming that we will forever be indebted to for their assistance. The rest of the trip was uneventful and full of great U.P. hospitality.


Julie Bessolo
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RV Consultant
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