CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/14/13 -- 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 signed an agreement to acquire Camper Coaches, an existing RV dealership in Lubbock, Texas in the next 30 to 60 days. Plans are for the location to undergo expansion to renovate into larger facility including additional service bays, a new Camping World retail store and a state of the art collision center.
"We are pleased to begin the acquisition of Camper Coaches and expand our market share throughout Texas as well as nearby New Mexico and Oklahoma," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam. "We expect the Lubbock market to allow us to broaden our customer reach, build upon our market leadership position in recreational sales, and make Camping World the leading retailer in the growing outdoor market."
The SuperCenter will be officially named Camping World of Lubbock and located at 1701 S. Loop 289, with easy access off Interstate 27. 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.
Lemonis continued, "I always look for three things: People, Process and Product in relation to enhancing our Camping World and Good Sam presence. Our goal is to add more quality manufacturers and brands, increase our presence in the market, and grow the workforce."
The Camping World of Lubbock is the fourth full service location in Texas for Camping World. The company has SuperCenters in the San Antonio, El Paso and Houston markets as well as two stand-alone retail stores in the state.
The new Supercenter in the Lubbock market will add to Camping World's future growth plans and the company expects to soon announce several additional markets of expansion in the state of Texas.
Camping World of Lubbock will also be adding additional positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians, and retail support as the facility expands and is pleased to have the current employees at the Camper Coaches location join the Camping World staff.
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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