After a chance meeting from Malcom Barrett of wholesale distributors in Woodstock, NB, one day, promoting the cygnet trailer, Jim, Jamie, Jim Stevens and Ken Chorley agreed to form leisure time sales ltd. And started selling the cygnet lightweight trailer.
After a bumpy start through some tough times and after numerous relocations leisure time sales ltd. Survived and thrived. Many things were tried to manage through the seasonality of the “trailer” business. Mobile wash trucks, “mail” contracts with Canada post and various product lines kept the business moving forward. Leisure time grew when many trailer dealers were closing. It was the relocating of that small office building to Hammond river, Quispamsis in 1977 and under the leadership of Danny Dobson that leisure time got roots and begun its expansion. Danny focused on RV’s and the RV consumer creating one of the first “full service” RV dealerships in Atlantic Canada. Leisure time added a full parts & accessory department, added motorhome and trailer rentals and built a repair facility that was the talk of the town and the industry. Derek came into the business full time in 1983 and the business continued to grow allowing the brothers to branch out into the auto industry in 1989 by purchasing the local dodge Chrysler dealership. Thus, began the foundation of the “Dobson group”.