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Camping World / Good Sam Announces Acquisition of Nationwide RV in Grain Valley, Missouri

Mar 13 2013 12:00AM

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CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 -- Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization, today announced that it has a signed an agreement to acquire Nationwide RV, an existing RV dealership in Grain Valley, Missouri in the next 30 to 60 days. Plans are for the location to undergo expansion including adding additional service bays, a new Camping World retail store and a state of the art collision center.

The SuperCenter will be officially named Camping World of Kansas City and located at 3001 NE Jefferson, with easy access off Interstate 70. This new SuperCenter will offer a wide array of RV sales, service, collision, parts and accessories for the outdoor enthusiast while featuring 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, 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 their own private label lines of exclusive products for the RV, outdoor and home markets.

"The acquisition of the Kansas City location is a perfect strategic fit for us in terms of the location being contiguous to our existing business as well as allowing for expansion and broadening our market share throughout Missouri as well as nearby Kansas and Iowa," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam. "I always look for three things: People, Process and Product in relation to enhancing our Camping World and Good Sam presence. Our focus is to increase our representation to existing and prospective RV owners and expand our service and product offering."

The Camping World of Kansas City is the third location in Missouri for Camping World. The company has a SuperCenter in the Springfield market and recently announced a new location will open in Columbia in May 2013.

Camping World expects the new SuperCenter to be one of its best and is pleased to have the current employees at the Nationwide RV location join the Camping World staff. The location will also be adding additional positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians, and retail support.

The company is also set to soon announce acquisition of additional RV dealerships across the country. Camping World's goal is to add more quality manufacturers and brands, increase their presence in the market, and grow the workforce.

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 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://campingworld.submit4jobs.com/

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