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Camping World & Good Sam

September 08, 2015 09:00 ET

Camping World in Calera, Alabama Honors Active-Duty Military and Veterans by Flying Vast American Flag

Flag Raising Ceremony Will Be Held on September 11 and Is Open to the Entire Community

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2015) - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization, today announced that they are continuing a tradition of honoring present and past members of our armed forces by installing a massive American flag at their Calera, Alabama RV SuperCenter. The 40x80' flag that will fly on a 130' pole is being installed as part of a project that Camping World and Good Sam began in February of 2014 to show their ongoing appreciation of America's veterans and active military members.

"With all the positive feedback we have received over the past year, we are elated to complete another installment of our large American flags at our SuperCenters across the country. It was our vision to continue the tradition of showing support and appreciation to our country and to those that have sacrificed so much to keep our communities safe," commented Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam and host of CNBC's The Profit. "The installation of this flag in Calera is just one of many we have erected in cities across the country and we have plans to continue installing flags at many more of our dealerships in the coming months."

The Camping World in Calera, which is located at 730 George Roy Parkway, will hold an official flag raising ceremony on Friday, September 11 at 4pm. All local military, veterans and the community members are invited to attend this event. A light lunch will be served prior to the ceremony, which will be attended by The American Legion Hall and soldiers from the local area to help raise the flag.

Currently the massive American flag flies high at 35 Camping World SuperCenters across the country. Other dealerships scheduled to receive the flags throughout the year include locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

About Camping World & Good Sam

Started from a single retail store in 1966 out of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and a small group of RV owners with a goal to support other RVers on the road, Camping World and Good Sam have celebrated tremendous growth over the last 50 years. By helping outdoor enthusiasts get on the road to their next adventure, Camping World and Good Sam bring friends and families together through their love of camping and the outdoors. Today, Camping World has grown to encompass a nationwide network of over 115 SuperCenters in 36 states to serve the expanding RV and outdoor lifestyle.

In 2016 Camping World, America's #1 RV and camping retailer will be celebrating their 50th anniversary by giving customers an even better reason to get outdoors; by offering their best product specials and a wide variety of exciting events and promotions throughout the course of the year. 

Through their nationwide network of SuperCenters, Camping World offers a wide variety of products and services to suit the outdoor lifestyle, including RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance and repair. Camping World also serves as title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ in addition to being the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR®.

Good Sam, the world's largest RV owner's organization, offers roadside assistance, extended warranty, helpful technical tips, vacation planning, magazine subscriptions and more. Additionally, Good Sam represents more than 1,500 local RV chapters bringing over 1.6 million RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions.

Considering their long history, solid reputation and substantial membership network, Camping World and Good Sam are known across North America as the Face of RVing, with easy shopping in-store, online and via catalog. Over 7,000 employees comprise the Camping World and Good Sam team, bringing customers the best experience and expertise available in the market. For more information, please visit us at and

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About Marcus Lemonis

Marcus Lemonis is an entrepreneur, investor, television personality, and chairman and CEO of Marcus Lemonis LLC as well as Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises. Camping World is the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam is the world's largest RV owner's organization. Visit

Lemonis is also known as the "business turnaround king" and host of CNBC's prime time reality series, The Profit, in which he lends his expertise to struggling small businesses around the country and judges businesses based on a "Three P" principle: People, Process, and Product. The Profit returns on Tuesday, November 3rd at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC.

More about Marcus Lemonis can be found at, Facebook and Twitter @MarcusLemonis.

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