Bobby Davis helped put Manteca on the map. Just turn on the television set and you would see one of his commercials for Manteca Trailer and Camper. Maanntteecca was the slogan for the ad.
Mr. Davis grew up in Herford, Texas where he graduated from Herford High School in 1950. After serving in the United States Air Force during the Korean War he was field clerk for Pacific Gas and Electric for 14 years. which brought him and his family to Manteca. During that time he attended night school and obtained an Associate of Arts Degree from San Joaquin Delta College.
Mr. Davis founded Manteca Trailer and Camper in 1970. With his good business sense it has grown to become one of the largest Recreational Vehicle dealerships in Northern California. Today Manteca Trailer has more than 50 employees with locations in Sacramento, Modesto, Merced, and Manteca.
Mr. Davis had been an active member of the community as a past City Council member during the early 1980’s and member of Manteca Noon Rotary. He has been very supportive of youth sports and contributed to many community charities throughout Manteca.
In 1980, Mr. Davis and several local business professionals helped establish Manteca Crime Stoppers.
Bobby Davis passed away in 1998. He built a strong family business in Manteca that is being operated by his three children.