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

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/19/14 -- Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization, announced today that the Atlanta (Newnan area), GA, Greensboro, NC and Erie, PA markets have been selected for future expansion and development of RV SuperCenters to meet customer needs for their products and services in 2015. Additionally, the company continues to actively pursue new markets and acquisitions and is under contract with land owners and existing dealerships that will be announced over the next few months.

The announcement of the three new locations comes on the heels of a recent announcement reporting new locations planned for first quarter 2015 in the following markets:

  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • Jackson, MS
  • Lexington, KY

"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, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises. "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 continuing to serve as our customers' one-stop shopping location for everything outdoor and RV."

The aforementioned markets are in addition to highly visible locations that have opened and are scheduled for the remainder of 2014:

  • April 2014 - Saukville (Milwaukee area), WI
  • July 2014 - Rossford (Toledo area), OH

All new locations will offer a wide array of RV sales, service, collision, parts and accessories for the outdoor enthusiast. They will feature motorhomes and towables 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 locations 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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