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LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2014) - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization, announce that today an agreement has been signed to acquire OK Trailer, an existing RV dealership located at 480 North State Street in Shelley, Idaho. Plans for the dealership include a massive expansion relocating into a new larger facility conveniently located just off Interstate 15 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The new location will feature additional service bays, a Camping World retail store and a state of the art collision center, and will join over 100 other locations across the U.S. with nearby locations in Boise, Idaho, and Kaysville and Draper, Utah.
Commenting on the transaction, Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam, stated, "We are very excited to add the OK Trailer dealership to the existing SuperCenters we have in the Mountain region, which is an excellent market for outdoor recreation. We would like to thank the management of OK Trailer for their assistance during this transition, as well as their entire staff for allowing us the opportunity to continue to build upon their wonderful legacy that expands 50 years in the Idaho Falls community."
The SuperCenter will officially be named Camping World of Idaho Falls and will be the second full service location in Idaho, offering a wide array of services including 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 retail location 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 creates and carries its own private label lines of exclusive products for the RV, outdoor and home markets.
Lemonis continued, "I always look for three things: People, Process and Product in relation to enhancing our Camping World and Good Sam presence. The management and staff of OK Trailer clearly meet that test and we expect the Idaho Falls market to allow us to broaden our customer reach, build upon our market leadership position in recreational vehicle sales, and make Camping World the leading retailer in this growing outdoor market."
The new SuperCenter in the Idaho Falls market is in line with Camping World's future growth plans and the company expects to soon announce several additional markets of expansion throughout the country.
Camping World of Idaho Falls will also be adding additional positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians and retail support as the facility expands, and is pleased to have the current employees at the OK Trailer location join the Camping World staff.
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®.
Individuals interested in applying for a position with Camping World may visithttp://www.campingworldgoodsamjobs.com/
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