SOURCE: Camping World; Good Sam

Camping World; Good Sam

August 27, 2014 11:57 ET

Camping World/Good Sam Announces Major Nationwide Expansions Planned for 2015

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2014) - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization, today announced additional markets for their 2015 SuperCenter expansion and future development to meet customer needs for products and services across the United States. The newest developments raise the total number of Camping World SuperCenters to just shy of 120 nationwide. Additionally, the company is under contract with land owners and existing dealerships actively pursuing new markets and acquisitions that will be announced over the next six months.

Plans are underway to expand the company footprint with additional locations in high traffic, outdoor-centric areas within the following markets.

First quarter 2015:

  • Jackson, MS

Second quarter 2015:

  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • Greensboro, NC (relocation from Colfax, NC)
  • Wentzville, MO (St. Louis area)
  • Lexington, KY
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Texas City, TX
  • Savannah, GA (relocation from Pooler, GA)

Third quarter 2015:

  • Newnan, GA (South Atlanta area)
  • Conroe, TX
  • Erie, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA

"Camping World and Good Sam are committed to offering quality outdoor products and services to the customers and travelers of these markets," said Marcus Lemonis, CEO and Chairman of Camping World and Good Sam and star of CNBC's The Profit. "As part of our growth strategy, the brand is making major investments in the quality of its dealer network. From facility upgrades to new store openings, the company's network will continue to expand and evolve while serving as our customers' one-stop location for everything outdoor and RV."

The aforementioned markets are in addition to highly visible locations that opened in 2014:

  • January 2014 - Lake Park, GA
  • February 2014 - Coburg, OR
  • February 2014 - Fresno, CA
  • April 2014 - Saukville,WI 
  • July 2014 - Rossford, OH

Customers will find bargains on hundreds of new and pre-owned motorhomes and towable RVs from the finest manufacturers and brands including Winnebago Industries, Fleetwood, Thor Motor Coach, Itasca, Coleman, Heartland, Keystone, Forest River, Crossroads, 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, ASA Electronics, 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 creates and carries its own private label lines of exclusive products for the RV, outdoor and home markets.

"This is an exciting announcement not only for those of us who love the outdoors, but also for the community members of these great cities. These recent acquisitions not only increase our presence in existing markets and new territories but are also in alignment with the strategic growth plans we have for the company," continued Lemonis. "We are constantly reviewing our footprint and evaluating where we can strengthen our position within each of our markets."

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 outdoors.

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 1,500 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://www.campingworldgoodsamjobs.com/

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About Marcus Lemonis LLC

Marcus Lemonis is an entrepreneur, investor, television personality, and chairman and CEO of 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. Through Camping World and Good Sam, he leads nearly 6,000 employees in over 100 United States cities. Lemonis was named RV Business Magazine's "Newsmaker of the Year" in 2007, landed on Crain's Chicago Business "40 under 40" list in 2005, and was named Ernst and Young's "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2008.

Lemonis is also known as the "business turnaround king" and star 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 CNBC this fall with new episodes airing October 2014.

A vast variety of businesses can be found under his holding company Marcus Lemonis Enterprises LLC, such as: 1 800 Car Cash, AutoMatch USA, Amazing Grapes, Bee's Knees, Dapper Classics, E-Net, Key West Key Lime Pie Co., Little Miss Baker, Betty Lou's, Matt's Cookies, Wicked Good Cupcakes, Mr. Green Tea, Pie King, ProFit Protein Bites, RawONE, Crumbs Bakes Shop, Sweet Pete's and Rose's Café & Bakery.

More about Marcus Lemonis LLC can be found at http://www.marcuslemonis.com.

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