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Camping World

February 25, 2013 09:00 ET

Camping World Announces Expansion Into the Eugene, Oregon Market

Plans Are Set to Open SuperCenter in September 2013

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 25, 2013) -  Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization, announces plans to open a new facility of the national chain in the Eugene, Oregon market in September 2013. The location officially named Camping World of Eugene will offer a wide array of RV sales, service, collision, parts and accessories for the outdoor enthusiast. The new SuperCenter will join almost 100 other locations across the U.S. with two already established in the state of Oregon in the Portland market.

Camping World of Eugene will be located at 90855 Roberts Rd in Coburg, exit 199 off Interstate 5, and will feature motorhomes and towables from the finest manufacturers and brands including Winnebago Industries, Fleetwood, Thor Motor Coach, Itasca, Coleman, Heartland, Keystone, Forest River, Cross Roads, Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Jayco, Starcraft, Coachmen and many more.

On the accessory side the new 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, 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 carries and creates their own private label lines of exclusive products for the RV, outdoor and home markets.

"Eugene, OR is an ideal setting for the RV enthusiast with close proximity to great camping and hiking trails," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam. "Our goals as a company are to identify locations where we can best serve the needs of the RV Community and the Eugene area is a great fit."

Camping World, who for years solely had a retail accessory store in Junction City, made the decision to move its former location onto the I-5 corridor where the traffic patterns and the customer convenience are second to none. Camping World was approached by several developers and ended up choosing the Eugene area because of the natural beauty and recreational opportunities. With the support of city officials, Camping World was encouraged to build a massive SuperCenter encompassing all of its business segments which will generate tax revenue and new employment opportunities to the community.

"We pledged to our customers that when we reopened our location it would be bigger and better than ever, offering easier access to the nation's best brands and offering the market's lowest prices," Lemonis remarked. "The overwhelming result from our other Oregon and Northern California locations gave us the confidence that having a full service SuperCenter was needed and we felt that a location in close proximity to I-5 was ideal."

Camping World will be opening positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians, and retail support to assist at this new location. Camping World's goal is to increase their presence in the Eugene market, provide exceptional service to customers 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®.

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

Individuals interested in applying for a position with Camping World may visit http://campingworld.submit4jobs.com/

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