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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

Escanaba Management


Cory Walker
Sales Manager
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Linda Lemire
Finance Manager
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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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Hilltop RV Superstore Rental Department


Cindy Swanson
Rental Manager
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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



Matt Persondek
Technician



Dave Boch
Technician



John Wery Sr.
Technician

Escanaba Technicians

Ishpeming Management




Chris Stanoway
Parts Manager
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Keven Hagans
RV Consultant
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Ishpeming Sales Team


Cheryl Lynn Lorge
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Lindsay LaBerge
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Chris Timony
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Ishpeming Parts & Service


Carla Coron
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Mike Coron
RV Consultant
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Parts Department
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Larry Grigg
Parts Department


Ishpeming Technicians


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Mitch Cain
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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!

Dale T. from Kingsford, Michigan

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Denise,

Last fall my neighbor asked me where we purchased our Coachman camper from and I stated Hilltop RV in Escanaba, He then asked me why not local and I informed him that the service department at Hilltop RV was the most recommended in the UP and Northern Wisconsin. Our neighbors then purchased a nice 31 foot 5th wheel last fall on closeout at Hilltop RV.

This spring another couple that we know from purchased a new trailer/camper from Hilltop RV based on my recommendation as to the BEST service in the UP.

After purchasing our Coachmen in May of 2007, we needed servicing in June for a rubber replacement strip to prevent water from entering the camper so I scheduled an appointment and while camping in Gladstone I had the camper repaired to my satisfaction and we went on our way back home to Kingsford to enjoy a summer of fun and NO rain in the camper because of the service department.

Last month, I noticed that the tires were cracking or splitting, so I called Denise at Hilltop RV and she immediately requested that I send digital pictures of the tires and a short letter with the applicable tire information. After receipt of my e-mail dated April 26, 2008, Denise proceeded to request an authorization to replace these four Nanco tires and then called me the following week stating that the NEW replacement tires were being shipped on April 29, 2008 and that we should receive them with 3-5 business days.

The tires were received on Tuesday, May 6 and I had them mounted, balanced and installed on Wednesday, May 7.

A recall tag number was requested and the old tires will be shipped this week from Bubloni Collision Center in Iron Mountain.

I just wanted to thank Denise for the expert job in taking care of a customer in a highly efficient manner.

Similar to what I have informed other potential buyers of campers in our area, Hilltop RV is still the #1 dealer in the UP and northern Wisconsin.

Thanks again,

Dawn & Dennis D. from Green Bay

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Cory & Scott:

Thank you very much for taking the time to show us around yesterday. I want to apologize for not getting back to either of you or Kathy by the end of day yesterday like I had said we would. By the time we got back to Green Bay (and my forgetfulness of the time zone change) it was after hours. My apologies!

We discussed the trailer at length yesterday, and did stop and look at a few more on the way home. Though your company provided us a very attractive price - we realize we are uncomfortable with purchasing a trailer at this time. With the building of our new home, we really do not want to take any money from our down payment on the new home for a trailer we will only use a few times this year. So we have decided to pursue purchasing a trailer next year. Once we determine what our house payments will be and what we can afford. This will better enable us to look at newer trailers.

We will definitely keep your facility in mind when we do decide to purchase a newer trailer. I liked the friendliness, selection and policies of Hilltop. Our experience with Hilltop was a comfortable and relaxed, as compared to our local dealers with their hard sell/up sell approach.

Thank you again.

Matthew M. from Bessemer, MI

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I would like to send my thanks to Hilltop RV for having employees like Kent who went out of his way to help with a plumbing problem in my concession trailer at Mattson Lower Harbor Park after your store closed for the day. Not only did he continue to listen to my problem on the phone, he diagnosed the problem and drove to the park and fixed it for me! You people are so lucky to have dedicated employees like Kent. This kind of thing doesn't happen everyday. I travel the midwest all summer and I must say this is one of the kindest things I have evidenced on my travels. I must say with a person like this, as an employer myself, I'd have to give this man a raise and make sure that he understood how extremely valuable he is and will continue to be to the company! Pay the man, keep him happy and a valued employee!

Marston J. Fortress Sr. from Escanaba, MI

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Greetings:

As evidenced by the attached invoice, I stopped at your business on June 26th, 2014. Upon arriving I acknowledged that I was right on top of your closing time. Your service desk lady was very accommodating.

When hearing of my need she said the service techs had just left, but she immediately ran to the shop and asked one of them to help me. One did ... professionally, efficiently, and with very good humor.

In a day when "service" is spoken of in the past tense, your team performed up to and surpassed the traditional definition. Please extend to your people my thanks, and recognize them appropriately.

Your truly,

Marston


Julie Bessolo
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Dave Jankovich
RV Consultant
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