SOURCE: Camping World

Camping World

August 03, 2012 12:23 ET

Camping World Announces Acquisition of Harberson RV in Holiday, FL

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2012) - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, today announced that it has acquired Harberson RV, an existing RV dealership in Holiday, north of Clearwater. The location will be officially named Camping World of New Port Richey and the dealership will undergo building renovations over the next 30 days including expansion to add a 4,000 sq. ft. Camping World Retail part store.

The new Camping World dealership is located on US Highway 19 in Holiday just minutes away from the Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Port Richey and Hudson areas and will feature new and pre-owned motorhomes and towables from the finest manufacturers and brands including Itsaca, Thor Motor Coach, Fleetwood, Heartland, and Keystone.

"This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for Camping World," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World. "We pick up the lines for Itasca and Fleetwood which will also be carried at the newly acquired Tampa location (formerly Long View RV). This newest development gives Camping World the dominant position both in towables and Motorized at the Tampa SuperShow." 

The Camping World of New Port Richey will be supported by 14 Camping World RV dealerships and retail stores already in the state of Florida. 

Camping World expects to open the new Supercenter in the New Port Richey area in September 2012. As the expansion begins, Camping World is pleased to have the current employees at the Harberson RV location join the Camping World staff and will be adding additional positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians, and retail support to assist at this new location.

The company is also set to soon announce acquisition of additional RV dealerships across the country. Camping World's goal is to add more quality manufacturers and brands, increase their presence in the market, and grow the workforce.

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 outdoor.

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 2,000 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®.

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