About Bates International
The Bates International Headquarters is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company was founded in 1973 in Los Angeles,
California. Bates began its RV rental franchise system in Las Vegas in 1997. The Utah Public Safety Command selected Bates to provide RVs for the 2002 Olympics. The business has been featured in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Time-Life Books, RV Life, to name a few. Bates was selected by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 500 Franchises in 2007 and 2008.
The company is a leader in recreational vehicle (RV) rentals, offers a revenue sharing RV management program, and purchases new fleet RVs factory-direct. The company is widely known as a luxury RV specialist and its RVs have no rental advertisements. Bates is also recognized for its diversity, from plush Class “A” diesel pushers, to Class “C” “cabovers”, to Fun Movers. The RVs have attractive interiors and exteriors and feature many amenities. They can be easily relocated and special permits are not generally required.
Many Fortune 500 companies, hotels and casinos, meeting planners and government agencies rent Bates premium RVs to serve as an “Office on Wheels” during special events. They choose Bates RVs because they provide an atmosphere that inspires productivity, excitement and professionalism. We provide the perfect solution for vendors and conventioneers who want to escape a crowded trade show or convention to close a sale. The entertainment industry, television broadcasting companies, movie studios, and recording artists utilize the RVs fully-stocked as mobile dressing rooms, break areas or production studios on location.
Bates has established many strategic business alliances and important memberships to many trade associations. Bates is a member of the International Franchise Association, Travel industry Association, Affinity Group Good Sam Club “Smile & Save” program, Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, Go RVing Campaign, Las Vegas Film Industry and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.
Entrepreneur magazine named Bates International one of the "Top 500 Franchises" in the United States for 2008. The Franchise 500 list is published in Entrepreneur's February 2008 issue. This is the second consecutive year Bates has received this award. Visit www.entrepreneur.com/magazine/entrepreneur/index.html.
Affinity Group Inc.'s Good Sam Club is the world's largest RV owner organization with more than 2 million members. As a Good Sam Club Smile & Save Participating Merchant, Bates offers substantial discounts to Good Sam Members. Bates customers receive complimentary Temporary Membership to Good Sam Club during their RV rental period. Visit www.goodsamclub.com.
International Franchise Association (IFA) has named Wallace Williams, executive vice president of Bates' Florida Suncoast Franchise, for the Franchisee of the Year Award. IFA is a membership organization of franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers. Visit www.franchise.org.
The Recreation Vehicle Rental Association (RVRA) is a national association of companies that rent recreation vehicles.
Bates is member of the Go RVing Campaign. You'll find a complete resource for recreation vehicle (RV) shopping and travel planning at www.gorving.com.
Bates is a member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is the largest business organization in the state of Nevada and the third largest Chamber in the United States with more than 7,000 members. Visit www.lvchamber.com.