About Us

Des Moines RV

is located in the heart of central Iowa and is the only exclusive Jayco brand RV store in the region. The dealership has a rich history and tradition dating back to the 1960's.

Formerly "Gary's Trailer Sales", the store was opened by Gary Nicols, Sr. who began selling pop-up campers as a side business to his fuel and service station. The company was one of the original Jayco RV dealerships ever established in the United States.

Once the first few pop-ups hit the lot back then Jayco's introduction into the Des Moines area was an instant hit. The company enjoyed 30 years of exceptional growth. From the days of just one or two tent campers sold a month, Garys reached a point of close to $5 Million Dollars a year in annual RV sales. In 2006 Gary's Trailer Sales became "Des Moines RV" after its acquistion by RVDirect Group, becoming the 3rd store in the organization.

RVDirect operates two other established RV dealerships, Buffalo RV in Buffalo New York and Albany RV in Albany New York. Both stores are in similar geographic and demographic settings as Des Moines RV. The company currently has total sales in excess of $60 Million Dollars annually. RVDirect was founded by Anthony & Kathleen Strollo who are now retired and have passed on their tradition to three of their five sons (Don, Mark & Matt) who each hold full-time Management positions in the company.

In addition to the full complement of Jayco Brand RV's represented in Des Moines, the company also represents several other leading brands at the other stores which it can ship all over the United States or directly to your home from any location. This includes Diesel Pusher Class A's by SportsCoach and Valencia. Gas Class A's by Hurricane, Windsport, Coachmen and Georgie Boy. Class C motor homes by Four Winds, Sun Seeker, Coachmen and Forester. B+ Van Campers by Lexington and Concord. Travel Trailers by Hornet, Rockwood, Laredo, Cardinal and Trailer Runner. And pop-ups by Rockwood as well. Although these brands aren't sold by the Des Moines location, anyone interested can contact the other stores to get a quote and see the significant savings, usually several thousands of dollars, our company can offer. The number to call for those brands is 1-800-641-7723.

The final difference we want our customer to know about us is that we aren't just another dealer in the markets we do business in. We are a company deeply entrenched in the idea of never ending customer service and truly gaining a new family member with every sale. The best deal to us is one in which we feel we made a close friend and not just another buck like most places.

Stop into Des Moines RV, you'll be glad you did. And we truly look forward to meeting you.

We are proud to be the only RV Dealer Group to sponsor and support these critical organizations in our community. When you buy from us, you help us, help others right in our home town.

Des Moines RV is proud to support...

Make-A-Wish Foundation
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American Lung Association

 Our Staff

Matthew Sheirer - Store Manager/Marketing

Dawn - Office Administration/Title Clerk

Mike Carley - Finance Manager

Mike - Sales

Ryan - Sales

Sarah - Sales

John Tilton-Sharp - Lot Manager/Service

Donald - Service Technician

Kelly - Service Assistant

Sean - Detailer

Mark Strollo - Vice President

Don Strollo - President


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