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Camping World

March 12, 2012 14:00 ET

Camping World Announces Plan to Open Dealership and Retail Store in Fresno, CA Area

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2012) - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, announces plans to open a new facility of the national chain in Fresno, CA in 2012. The new location will join 90 other national locations and nine in California.

Camping World was approached by several developers and ended up choosing the Fresno area because of the diverse culture, agriculture and historical points of interest. With expected support of city officials, Camping World is in final stages of planning the new location which will encompass both a Camping World retail store and Camping World RV Sales dealership while generating tax revenue and new employment opportunities to the community. Early discussions have shown strong support and interest from multiple manufacturers, suppliers and vendors looking for additional expansion in to this growing market.

"Our growth plans across the country are consistent with Camping World's philosophy of commitment to enhance our customers' total RV experience," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World. "By increasing the growth of both the retail and dealership locations in our network, Camping World is getting closer to achieving our goal of truly being the one-stop shopping location for the RV and outdoor enthusiast across the country."

Fresno is the second new market identified in the California area in 2012 with the recent Redding, California location announcement with plans to open in May 2012. The company expects to open the new Supercenter in the Fresno area later in 2012 and to hire about 25 to 30 new employees to reinforce their sales, service and support needs for this local dealership and accessory store.

"Our goal is to expand our business into new areas, and we are very excited about serving the Central California community," said Marcus Lemonis, Camping World Chairman and CEO. "Camping World has a strong history of customer service and we look forward to serving the Fresno area in the near future."

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 85 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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