Scott’s Recreation was founded in Manchester, Maine by Scott Lanpher in 1994 as a used power sports dealership. In 2006, Scott’s Recreation expanded into a brand new 5,000 square foot showroom on Rt. 202 in Manchester, just over the Augusta City line. The expansion came about as a result of Scott looking for a new RV for his family. When he found that he needed to travel a great distance to get a competitive price, he thought there was an opportunity to take on selected lines of RV’s and offer great pricing to the local customers.
The idea worked! Customer reception and interest far exceeded expectations. Starting with Trail Sport, Trail Cruiser and R-Wagon by R-Vision (a division of Monaco Coach) and Puma by Palomino (a division of Forest River) Scott’s Recreation exceeded the first year’s sales goal in the first three months! Scott added the same lines to Houlton Power Sports, his power sports business in Houlton, Maine with equally impressive sales numbers. Soon other RV manufacturers started contacting Scott to add their lines. It was at that time Antigua, Homestead, Pine Mountain and Starcraft folding campers by Starcraft were added. By the end of 2006, Kodiak, Eco and Tundra, all Dutchmen Manufacturing products, and Timberlodge and RPM by Adventure Manufacturing were also added to the product line-up. Already in 2008, we have added Sabre by Palomino along with the Cruiser 5th Wheel and Zinger Travel Trailers by Crossroads to our RV lineup. Most recently, we have added a Power Equipment Division to our company. We are now a full line Snapper & Ferris dealer and can assist you with all of your snow blower, lawnmower, power equipment sales, service and parts needs.
If you have driven by Scott’s Recreation lately, you may have noticed that the lot is full of both new and used travel trailers, 5th Wheels and Class C Motor homes. In addition to the new product lines, Scott’s Recreation also buys clean late model units from all over the country making sure to offer the absolute best selection of pre-enjoyed RV’s in the area.
Parts and Service
The parts and service side of the business grew as rapidly. In December of 2006, Scott’s Recreation reached an agreement to purchase TLC Trailer Parts & Service. This 12-year-old business will be relocated to the Manchester location in February 2007. Along with all the inventory and service expertise, the purchase of TLC will bring a large base of loyal customers to Scott’s Recreation for their parts, service and propane needs. TLC staff members will be staying on board and continuing to offer the same great service and expertise they have for the past 12 years at their Chelsea location.
Speaking of parts, in March 2007 a RV parts and accessory “super store” will be set-up in the showroom offering a complete selection of RV parts and accessories matched by no other in the area.
Stop by and visit our Family!
Scott’s Recreation is truly a family owned and operated business. While Scott is managing the stores and inventory his wife, Holly, can be found in the accounting office or on the lot in sales. And, don’t be surprised to hear one of the children, Emily or Reid, answering the phone or offering to show you a unit or two. They are very honest and quite the little sales people! Last but not least, there is Wally. He is a friendly Black Lab who will greet you at the door. Other than offering you a toy to throw for him he is very quiet and gentle. We do ask, however, that you not let him out, as he likes to run!
All of us at Scott's Recreation
look forward to serving your
sales, service, parts and propane needs!
If you have questions about any of our products, please give us a call at 207-622-0672 or email us.