Camping World/Good Sam Announces Major Nationwide Expansions Planned for the Next Twelve Months

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2013) - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization, today announced their 2014 forecast for expansion and future development to meet customer needs for product and service in new markets. The new markets raise the total number of SuperCenters, just shy of 120 nationwide. Additionally, the company is under contract with land owners and existing dealerships actively pursuing new markets and acquisitions that will be announced over the next six months.

"Camping World and Good Sam cater to travelers from all over the United States seeking quality outdoor products and services. We are proud to continue our commitment to the U.S. market with the opening of these new SuperCenters and look forward to having customers in these regions visit their new one-stop location for everything outdoor and RV," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World. "As part of Camping World and Good Sam's growth strategy, the brand is making major investments in the quality of its dealer network. From facility upgrades to new store openings, the company's network will continue to expand and evolve while serving our customers' outdoor, RV and camping needs."

Plans are underway to expand the company footprint with additional locations in high traffic, outdoor centric markets within the following markets:

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Lexington, KY
  • Erie, PA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Minot, ND
  • San Antonio, TX

These new markets are in addition to highly visible locations slated for first quarter 2014:

  • January 2014 - Coburg (Junction City area), OR
  • January 2014 - Fresno, CA
  • January 2014 - Lake Park, GA
  • February 2014 - Saukville (Milwaukee area), WI
  • April 2014 - Rossford (Toledo area), OH

This new market expansion is on the heels of new SuperCenters that have opened and / or had major renovations or relocations in the last twelve months in the following markets:

  • October 2012 - Kingston, NY (new location)
  • October 2012 - Spokane, WA (new location)
  • February 2013 - Hanover, PA (new location)
  • February 2013 - New Port Richey, FL (new location)
  • May 2013 - Kansas City, MO (new location)
  • June 2013 - Columbia, MO (new location)
  • July 2013 - Lubbock, TX (new location)
  • October 2013 - Cedar Falls, IA (new location)
  • October 2013 - Panama City, FL (new location)
  • October 2013 - Berkley, MA (new location)
  • August 2013 - Tampa, FL (relocation)
  • April 2013 - Jacksonville, FL (relocation)
  • September 2013 - Ocala, FL (relocation)
  • September 2013 - Tucson, AZ (relocation)

All new locations will offer a wide array of RV sales, service, collision, parts and accessories for the outdoor enthusiast. It will feature motorhomes and towables from the finest manufacturers and brands including Winnebago Industries, Fleetwood, Thor Motor Coach, Itasca, Coleman, Heartland, Keystone, Forest River, Crossroads, Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Jayco, Starcraft, Coachmen and many more.

On the accessory side the new locations will feature new and innovative products including interactive displays and customer experiences from the top vendors such as Dometic, Honda, Thetford, Goodyear, Winegard, ADCO, Camco, Roadmaster, Husky, Reese, Cequent, Exide, Ultra-Fab, Coleman, Valterra, Dicor, Champion, Rand McNally, Max-Air, BAL, Furrion, Select Comfort, ASA Electronics, Cummins, Onan, WFCO, Weber, HWH, Presto-Fit, Stromberg-Carlson, Atwood, RDK Products, Magellan, King Controls, Charbroil, Amerigas, Exxon Mobil products, Norcold and many more. Camping World also carries and creates its own private label lines of exclusive products for the RV, outdoor and home markets.

"This is an exciting announcement not only for those of us who love the outdoors, but also for the community members of these great cities. These recent acquisitions not only increase our presence in existing markets and new territories but are also in alignment with the strategic growth plans we have for the company," continued Lemonis. "We are constantly reviewing our footprint and evaluating where we can strengthen our position within each of our markets."

About Camping World & Good Sam 
Both founded in 1966, Camping World is America's #1 source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance and repair and Good Sam is the world's largest RV owners organization offering helpful technical tips, vacation planning, extended warranty, magazine subscriptions, roadside assistance and more to serve the outdoor enthusiast. Partnered together, Camping World and Good Sam offer more to those who love the RV lifestyle by offering one-stop shopping and resources for everything RV and outdoors.

Camping World features over 10,000 quality products located at over 100 SuperCenters nationwide, easy online and catalog shopping as well as stocking a wide selection of new and used trailers and motorhomes from top RV manufacturers. Good Sam members receive cost-saving benefits and services, plus loads of valuable RV information and travel tips to get you ready for your next adventure. Additionally, Good Sam represents more than 1,500 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions. Camping World is the title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ in addition to the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR®.

For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com and www.GoodSam.com

Individuals interested in applying for a position with Camping World may visit http://campingworld.submit4jobs.com/

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