Camping World Acquires RV Dealerships in Florida and Missouri

Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC announces that it has signed agreements to acquire two existing RV dealerships during the next 60 to 120 days: Holiday on Wheels in Panama City, Florida and American RV in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

American RV in Olive Branch, Mississippi

CW-GS-Combo-Logo-Print1Plans 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. The company has nearby RV supercenters in the Little Rock, Arkansas, Nashville, Tennessee, and Calera, Alabama, markets and a total of seven stores in the greater regional area.

“We are pleased to begin the acquisition of American RV and expand our market share throughout Mississippi as well as nearby Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam.

“We expect the greater Memphis 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.”

“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,” he added.

“The greater Memphis area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to fish, hike, camp, and swim and just enjoy life. We are excited to begin serving this market.”

Camping World of Asheville, located at 2918 North Rugby Road in Hendersonville, NC offers convenient access for travelers at exit 44 on Highway 26 and will encompass both a Camping World retail store and Camping World RV Sales dealership. (Source: goodsamclub.com)

Camping World of Asheville, located at 2918 North Rugby Road in Hendersonville, NC offers convenient access for travelers at exit 44 on Highway 26 and will encompass both a Camping World retail store and Camping World RV Sales dealership. (Source: goodsamclub.com)

The Camping World of Memphis is the first full-service location in Mississippi for Camping World, however the company, Lemonis and his family have long standing ties to the nearby Memphis area with its continuous support of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases which is headquartered in Memphis, he added.

The new SuperCenter in the Memphis market will add to Camping World’s future growth plans and the company expects to soon announce several additional markets of expansion throughout the country, said Lemonis.

Holiday on Wheels in Panama City, Florida

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 Holiday on Wheels and expand our market share throughout Florida,” said Lemonis.

“We are no stranger to the state of Florida and with all the activities Panama City offers — shopping, boating, hiking, fishing, state parks, and so much more, bringing a full-service RV supercenter to better serve the RV industry makes sense and completes our presence in the Panhandle.”

The new location will be officially named Camping World of Panama City and represents the third Camping World RV supercenter in the Panhandle, with nearby locations in Tallahassee and Gulf Breeze.

camping_world_logo“We expect the Panama City market along with its close proximity to the major tourist areas of Destin and Fort Walton 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,” continued Lemonis.

The new outlet will add to Camping World’s future growth plans and the company expects to soon announce several additional markets of expansion throughout the country. The company will also be adding new positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians and retail support to join current employees at the Holiday on Wheels location as the facility expands.

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Camping World & Good Sam

Both founded in 1966, Camping World is America’s No. 1 source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance, and repair.

Websites: campingworld.com and goodsam.com

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