Camping World/Good Sam Announce Market Expansions Planned for the Next Twelve Months

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - May 20, 2014) - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization, announced today their 2015 forecast for expansion and development to meet customer needs for their products and services in new markets. The newest developments raise the total number of Camping World SuperCenters to just shy of 110 nationwide. Additionally, the company continues to actively pursue new markets and acquisitions and is under contract with land owners and existing dealerships that will be announced over the next six months.

Plans are underway to expand the company footprint in the first quarter of 2015 with additional SuperCenters in high traffic, outdoor-centric areas within the following markets:

  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • Jackson, MS
  • Lexington, KY

"Camping World and Good Sam are committed to offering quality outdoor products and services to the customers of these markets," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World. "As part of our growth strategy, the brand is making major investments in the quality of its dealer network. Our reputation and commitment to customer service in the marketplace allow us to expand and evolve, while continuing to serve as our customers' one-stop shopping location for everything outdoor and RV."

The new market expansion is on the heels of new 2014 SuperCenters openings in the following markets:

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

All new locations will offer a wide array of RV sales, service, collision, parts and accessories for the outdoor enthusiast. They 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 catalog and online shopping at CampingWorld.com 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 visitwww.campingworldgoodsamjobs.com

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