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Camping World / Good Sam Announces Relocation and Massive Expansion of Its Ocala, Florida SuperCenter

Feb 20 2013 12:00AM

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CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 -- Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization announces the relocation of their RV dealership, Camping World of Ocala to a new 85,000 square foot facility located in Summerfield, Florida just south of its existing location. The new SuperCenter will feature one of the largest indoor showrooms on the eastern seaboard.

"We initially acquired our Ocala location in November 2011 as part of a multi-store chain acquisition. We have realized great success, however, have not been able to execute our companies' full offering," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam. "We knew that by binding both the retail and dealership locations in our network, we would get closer to achieving our goal of truly being the one-stop shopping location for the RV and outdoor enthusiast across the country."

Camping World expects to open the new SuperCenter in Summerfield in June 2013, which is a short drive from The Villages, Florida's friendliest retirement hometown and is one of the world's largest active communities with over 75,000 residents. The Villages offer 33 golf courses, 8 country clubs, a wide variety of family and adult recreational areas and virtually every kind of active and athletic resource including great activities like archery, painting, pickleball, quilting, scrapbooking, synchronized swimming, tae chi, yoga, and much more. In 2012, Forbes magazine ranked The Villages as Florida's fastest growing small town. Lemonis commented, "This close proximity to the Villages is a match made in heaven."

Ocala is also known as one of the largest equestrian communities in the country. Camping World's existing partnership with the annual Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, coupled with this new SuperCenter located in one of the nation's most treasured equestrian locations, further solidifies Camping World's position as the leader in serving the horse-loving communities.

As the expansion begins, Camping World / Good Sam is pleased to add additional positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians, and retail support to assist at this new location to aid its existing employee base. Camping World's goal is to add more quality manufacturers and brands, increase their presence in the market, and grow the workforce.

The Camping World of Ocala will feature motorhomes and towables from the finest manufacturers and brands including Winnebago Industries, Fleetwood, Thor Motor Coach, Itasca, Coleman, Heartland, Keystone, Forest River, Cross Roads, 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, 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 their own private label lines of exclusive products for the RV, outdoor and home markets.

"After a thorough search in this part of Florida, which included Ocala, Gainesville, Leesburg, and Inverness we landed on Summerfield because we felt this location best served all of the aforementioned communities," said Johnny Sirpilla, Chief Business Development Officer for Camping World and Good Sam. "Camping World has a strong history of customer service and we look forward to serving the Greater Ocala 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 95 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®.

For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com and www.GoodSam.com

Individuals interested in applying for a position with Camping World may visit http://campingworld.submit4jobs.com/

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