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updated: 7/29/2013 11:43 AM

Camping World/Good Sam plans major nationwide expansions

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Lincolnshire-based Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization, unveiled its plans for expansion and future development to meet customer needs for product and service in new markets.

The new markets raise the total number of SuperCenters to just under 115 nationwide. Additionally, the company is in discussions with land owners and existing dealerships actively pursuing new markets and acquisitions that will be announced over the next six months.

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Plans are under way to expand the company footprint with additional locations in high traffic, outdoor centric markets within the following time frame and markets: August 2013, Panama City, FL; September 2013, Ocala, FL relocation, Tucson, AZ relocation, Cedar Falls, IA; November 2013, Berkeley (Boston area), MA; January 2014, Coburg (Junction City area), OR, Fresno, CA, Harrisburg, PA retail store expansion, Lake Park, GA; February 2014, Saukville (Milwaukee area), WI, Olive Branch (Memphis area), MS; April 2014, Rossford (Toledo area), OH, Rapid City, SD, Pittsburgh, PA, Jackson, MS.

"We are proud to continue our commitment to the U.S. market with the opening of these new SuperCenters and look forward to having customers in these regions visit their new one-stop location for everything outdoor and RV," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World. "As part of Camping World and Good Sam's 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 our customers' outdoor, RV and camping needs."

All new locations will offer a wide array of RV sales, service, collision, parts and accessories for the outdoor enthusiast. It will feature motor homes 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 others.

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 carries and creates its own private label lines of exclusive products for the RV, outdoor and home markets.

"These recent acquisitions increase our presence in existing markets and new territories and are 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."

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