SOURCE: Camping World

Camping World

June 29, 2012 10:13 ET

Camping World Announces Acquisition of Long View RV in Tampa

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2012) - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, today announced that it has acquired Long View RV Superstores, an existing RV dealership in the Tampa area. The location will be officially named Camping World of Tampa and the acquisition closing is scheduled for July 2012.

The new RV dealership is located on I-4 just minutes from the current Tampa Camping World location. Plans are to expand the new Long View location to be the largest retail facility in the company's almost 100 locations. The expansion will include a 14,000 sq. ft. Camping World Retail Store and service expansion to over 50 service bays. 

The RV Dealership will feature new and used motorhomes and towables from the finest manufacturers and brands including Winnebago Industries, Thor Motor Coach, Fleetwood, Dutchmen, Crossroads, Heartland, and Keystone.

"This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for Camping World," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World. "This location will be the Flagship for Camping World Retail not only in Florida but in the entire US." 

"This acquisition unquestionably positions Camping World to take the leadership position in the Tampa market. We look forward to delivering the highest quality and outstanding service that Camping World customers have come to know and expect across the country."

This new Camping World facility will be supported by 13 Camping World RV dealerships and retail stores already in the state of Florida. Camping World is planning on acquiring the property for the new Tampa location in the next several months.

Camping World expects to open the new Supercenter in the Tampa area in July 2012. As the expansion begins, Camping World is pleased to have the current employees at the Long View 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 in the local area. 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 95 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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