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Camping World

August 06, 2012 09:31 ET

Camping World Announces Acquisition of Reichart's Camping Center in Hanover, PA

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 6, 2012) - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, today announced that it has acquired Reichart's Camping Center, an existing RV dealership in Hanover, Pennsylvania. The location will be officially named Camping World of Hanover and will offer a wide array of RV sales, service and accessories for the outdoor enthusiast on its 8.5 acre RV Sales lot.

Camping World of Hanover, located at 2100 Baltimore Pike has easy access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Baltimore Beltway. This new dealership will feature new and pre-owned motorhomes and towables from the finest manufacturers and brands.

Dan Saltzgiver, the former owner of Reichart's Camping Center will join Camping World in a senior level capacity operating the Hanover location while assisting to build market share in the Harrisburg, Baltimore, Washington, DC and Philadelphia areas.

Saltzgiver comes to the Camping World team with 30 years of experience in the RV Industry. He is currently on the Pennsylvania State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons. He is also the Show Chairman for the annual Hershey RV Show run by the Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA), a board member for the Recreation Park Trailer Industry Association and a member of the RVIA's Ad Hoc Destination Camping Committee.

"The acquisition of the Hanover location is a perfect strategic fit for us in terms of the location being contiguous to our existing business as well as allowing for expansion and broadening our market share throughout Pennsylvania as well as nearby Maryland and Washington, DC," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World. "We are delighted to enhance our Camping World presence, increase our representation to existing and prospective RV owners and expand our service and product offering."

The Camping World of Hanover is the second location in Pennsylvania for Camping World RV Sales. Camping World's Grumbines RV is located an hour away in Southern Pennsylvania. Both locations are looking forward to showcase RVs at the upcoming Hershey RV Show in September.

Camping World expects to open the new Supercenter in Hanover in September 2012 and is pleased to have the current employees at the Reichart's location join the Camping World staff. The location will also be adding additional positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians, and retail support.

The company is also set to announce plans for its new SuperCenter in Erie, PA in 2013. 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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