Camping World and Good Sam Announce Acquisition of Mid-States Campers and RVs in Rapid City, South Dakota Market

RV SuperCenter to Be Named Camping World of Rapid City

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 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 Mid-States Campers & RVs, an existing RV dealership in the Rapid City, South Dakota market. Plans are for the location to undergo renovation to feature additional service bays, a Camping World retail store and a state of the art collision center preparing the dealership to join over 100 other Camping World SuperCenter locations across the U.S.

"We are pleased to begin the acquisition of Mid-States Campers & RVs and expand our market share throughout South Dakota and the greater Midwest area," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam. "For almost 50 years, the Trupe family has proudly served the Rapid City area with top notch service and the best products. We look forward to upholding the values and commitment to customer service that Bob Trupe started nearly half a century ago."

The SuperCenter will officially be named Camping World of Rapid City and located at 10400 Recreational Drive in Summerset, South Dakota with easy access off Interstate 90. This will be Camping World's first full service location in South Dakota, offering a wide array of services including RV sales, service, collision, parts and accessories for the outdoor enthusiast. The dealership 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 Mid-States Campers and RVs clearly meet that test. Our goal is to add more quality manufacturers and brands, increase our presence in the market, and grow the workforce. The Rapid City area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with five national parks and monuments all within an hour's drive allowing RVers to hike, camp, and just enjoy life. We are excited to begin serving this market."

The new SuperCenter in the Rapid City 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 Rapid City 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 Mid-States Campers and RVs 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®.

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

Individuals interested in applying for a position with Camping World may visithttp://www.campingworldgoodsamjobs.com/

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