MaxxFan Deluxe Offers Improved Performance

Wichita, Kansas-based MaxxAir Vent Corporation introduces an improved MaxxFan Deluxe line of RV ventilation systems.

Maxxair_MaxxFansThe MaxxFan is the only complete RV ventilation system that incorporates a vent, fan, and rain protection in a single all-in-one-unit, according to a company news release.

Fitting standard 14-inch by 14-inch roof openings, the MaxxFan Deluxe provides over 1,000 cubic feet of air per minute and is equipped with a built-in rain shield.

It features a powerful, 12-volt fan motor and 12-inch diameter, 10-speed fan that can run with the lid closed to circulate air in ceiling fan mode.

Available in translucent white or smoke tint vent lid colors, the MaxxFan Deluxe utilizes twin lid-lifting arms to eliminate lid fluttering in high winds or when driving. It also features a built-in, easy-to-clean interior fan insect screen.

MaxxFan Deluxe manual opening models utilize a lid opening knob that locks the lid in place. A flush mounted, easy-to-clean keypad controls the fan’s on/off, one-touch thermostat settings, and air intake/exhaust speed.

MaxxFan Deluxe electric opening models feature an electric motor to open and close the lid automatically when in the auto mode or with the touch of a button on the hand-held remote control.

All electric opening models feature a flush-mounted keypad for fan operation in the event that the hand-held remote is misplaced.

MaxxFan_Overview_ThumbAftermarket models of the MaxxFan Deluxe fan have a starting retail price of $325.

MaxxFan line of RV ventilation systems is available in Standard and Deluxe models.

MaxxFan General Information All Models

Brings in fresh air and removes hot musty air and odors

Easy to remove interior insect screen, simply rotate four retaining knobs to remove screen for cleaning—no tools required

Twin lifting arms—no more lid fluttering in high winds or when driving

Features a powerful, fuse protected, long life, sealed ball bearing, 12 volt fan motor and a 12 inch, 10 bladed fan

Provides over 900 Cubic feet of air per minute to keep you cool and comfortable

Flush mounted, easy to clean Keypad, controls fan speed, thermostat, air intake, and exhaust functions

Fits all standard 14 inch x 14 inch roof openings

Closes securely for a low profile appearance

Fan runs with lid closed to circulate air (Ceiling Fan Mode)

All mounting screws and hardware included (roof sealant must be purchased separately)

MaxxFan Standard

Available in two models MaxxFan Manual Opening and MaxxFan Remote Opening

Rain Sensor closes lid if it rains (MaxxFan Remote Opening Models only)

Waterproof, molded mounting holes for easy installation of MaxxAir Vent Covers

2 year limited warranty with lifetime limited warranty on lid

MaxxFan Deluxe

MaxxFan Deluxe ventilation system
MaxxFan Deluxe ventilation system

MaxxFan, a new, one-of-a kind ventilator system that protects your RV interior—in any weather, rain or shine

A complete all in one system that fits standard 14 inch x 14 inch RV roof openings

Opens and closes like most standard roof vents using a manual knob located at the ceiling or opens automatically with optional Remote Control

Includes a powerful 10-speed fan, thermostat, air intake, and exhaust functions

Many More Features Than Before

Fan runs with lid closed to circulate air (Ceiling Fan Mode)

Flush mounted, easy to clean Keypad, controls fan speed, thermostat, air intake, and exhaust functions

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MaxxAir Vent Corporation

MaxxAir Vent Corporation is the industry leader in RV ventilation and takes great pride in their products and their employees who make them. Their focus is providing you with ventilation products that improve your RV lifestyle.

Airxcel acquired Maxxair Vent Corp. October 2012.

Address: 3050 N St Francis, Wichita, KS 67219

Phone: (316) 832-3400

Website: maxxair.com

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Camping World Announces Expansion Plans

Camping World Inc., the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, announces that it has acquired property in both Saukville, Wisconsin (Milwaukee area), and Fort Pierce, Florida, for expansion and future development to meet customer needs for product and service in new markets.

CW-GS-Combo-Logo-Print1Plans are underway to expand the company footprint with two additional locations in high traffic, outdoor centric markets, according to a company news release.

“These are great markets for Camping World/Good Sam to expand to,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World.

“These locations fit nicely into our existing footprint and have a strong base on Campingworld.com customers as well as Good Sam members already in the area. We are excited to move forward in our own growth while serving our customers’ outdoor, RV, and camping needs.”

The Camping World of Milwaukee and Camping World of Fort Pierce 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, and Coachmen.

camping_world_logoOn 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, Thetford, Honda, Goodyear, Winegard, ADCO, Camco, Roadmaster, Husky, Resse, Cequent, Exide, Ultra-Fab, Coleman, Valterra, Dicor, Champion, Rand McNally, Max-Air, BAL, Cummins, Onan, Progressive Dynamics, Weber, HWH, Presto-Fit, Stromberg-Carlson, Atwood, Xantrex, Magellan, King Controls, Charbroil, Amerigas, Exxon Mobil products, and Norcold.

“These new locations position Camping World for continued growth in both Florida and Wisconsin. Today the company operates a store in Madison, Wisconsin and in nearby Island Lake, Illinois. In Florida, the existing 13-store Florida network will be enhanced with the new Fort Pierce location. Our Florida customers continue to embrace our growing presence in the sunny state,” stated Johnny Sirpilla, chief business development officer for Camping World/Good Sam.

“We look forward to delivering the highest quality and outstanding service that Camping World customers have come to know and expect across the country.”

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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.

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.

Good-Sam-Club-logo-300x259Partnered 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.

Good Sam Enterprises LLC is the parent company of Camping World and the Good Sam Club.

Camping World features over 10,000 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 valuable RV information and travel tips.

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. NASCAR is a registered trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.

Websites: campingworld.com and goodsam.com

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Camping World Set to Open 100th RV Superstore

Camping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, announced that it is set to reach a milestone in the company’s history by opening its 100th RV superstore in the next several months.

“More than 46 years ago, Camping World opened its very first storefront location in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and to announce today’s milestone of projections to open our 100th store testifies to the continued, power of our brand, strength of the team, and the loyalty of customers; which are all leading forces behind the growth of our business,” Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam, stated in a news release.

The 100th store opening is indicative of Camping World’s disciplined and strategic growth strategy, in which the retailer continues to successfully grow the business and define itself as the clear leader in the RV and outdoor industry based on aggregate revenue, growth, and market share.

Camping World along with its sister company Good Sam currently employs approximately 5,000 associates and is the largest workforce in the outdoor and RV industries operating locations in 33 states.

“As cliche as this sounds, I feel 100 percent confident to say that outside of our strong and loyal customer base, we’ve been blessed with the best associates in the industry, and they are the reason for our level of success,” said Lemonis.

“Roger Nuttall and Johnny Sirpilla, both 20-plus year industry veterans, have led our charge in the success and growth in our dealership and retail business, respectively,” continued Lemonis.

“These two unit presidents have focused on fundamentals while taking the lead installing progressive processes and products.”

The Good Sam Club is the world’s largest organization of recreational vehicle owners and with their growth approaching 1.5 million members nationwide, the company feels the need to have a vast network of RV dealerships and retail stores to serve the RV community’s needs is essential.

“In my 26 years with Camping World it has been my vision to see the company flourish as it has,” said Mike Siemens, president of the Good Sam Club.

“As our club continues to grow towards the 1.5 million-member milestone, our members are looking for better convenience and more value and it is our goal to deliver that.”

The Good Sam Club offers RVers the resources to make the most of the RV lifestyle, including significant savings on RV campgrounds, insurance, roadside assistance, and extended service contracts.

“Our growth in the number of Good Sam Roadside Assistance and Extended Service Contract base has raised the expectations of our customers and they deserve an extensive network to service and repair their RV while enjoying the use of their trailer or coach,” remarked Lemonis.

Camping World announced these new stores coming in the following markets:

  • Cocoa Beach, Florida – summer 2012
  • Nashville, Tennessee – open late summer 2012
  • Spokane, Washington – late summer 2012
  • Fresno, California – January 2013
  • Spring, Texas (North Houston) – summer 2013
  • Erie, Pennsylvania – spring 2013
  • Tucson, Arizona – spring 2013
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – summer 2013
  • Fort Pierce, Florida – fall 2013
  • Wentzville, Missouri (St. Louis) – summer 2013
  • Clearwater, Florida – fall 2013
  • Ocala, Florida – late fall 2012
  • Denton, Texas – spring 2013

The company has targeted about a dozen additional markets that will be announced soon and is in the final stages of acquiring them.

Camping World, Ashville, North Carolina

In a companion development today, Camping World announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Lee’s RV Superstore, an existing RV dealership in the Oklahoma City area. The location will be officially named Camping World of Oklahoma City and the acquisition closing is scheduled for the end of June.

The current RV dealership, located at 13111 N. Broadway Exit, intersection of Kilpatrick/Turner Turnpike I-44 & I-235, has served the Oklahoma City area for 34 years.

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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 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.

Good Sam Enterprises LLC is the parent company of Camping World and the Good Sam Club.

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Camping World Plans to Open 6 Locations in 2012

Camping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, announces plans to open new facilities of the national chain in six locations during 2012—Redding and Fresno, California; Washington State’s Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area; St. George, Utah; Conway, New Hampshire; Buffalo, New York; and Lowell, Arkansas.

“Our growth plans across the country are consistent with Camping World’s philosophy of commitment to enhance our customers’ total RV experience,” said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World, in a news release. “By increasing the growth of both the retail and dealership locations in our network, Camping World is getting closer to achieving our goal of truly being the one-stop shopping location for the RV and outdoor enthusiast across the country.”

Camping World of Redding

Camping World of Redding will be located at 3700 Auto Mall Drive in Anderson, at Exit 670 off I-5. This new 37,776-square-foot facility will encompass both a Camping World retail store and Camping World RV Sales dealership in addition to an RV Collision Center on-site.

The tentative grand opening celebration is slated for May 2012.

Nearby Camping World SuperCenter locations include facilities in Vacaville and Roseville, California.

Fresno, California

Fresno is the second new market identified in the California area in 2012.

“With expected support of city officials, Camping World is in final stages of planning the new location which will encompass both a Camping World retail store and Camping World RV Sales dealership while generating tax revenue and new employment opportunities to the community,” said Lemonis.

Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Area

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 will open a new store in Washington State’s Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area, occupying the former Mastercraft building.

Camping World will lease the 10,800-square foot facility from Oppidan Investment, a Minnesota firm that will be the project developer.

This will be the first store operated by Camping World in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area.

Camping World of St. George

Camping World of St. George, located just off I-15 at exit 6, will encompass both a Camping World retail store and Camping World RV Sales dealership. It is in the facilities formerly occupied by Painters RV.

The tentative grand opening celebration is slated for April 2012.

Camping World of the White Mountains

Camping World of the White Mountains, located at 1571 East Main Street Route 302 in Conway, New Hampshire will encompass both a Camping World retail store and Camping World RV Sales dealership. It is in the facilities formerly occupied by Trafford’s RV.

The tentative grand opening celebration is slated for April 2012.

Nearby Camping World Super Center locations include facilities in Chichester, New Hampshire.

Camping World of Buffalo

Camping World of Buffalo, located at 5533 Camp Road in Hamburg, New York, exit 57 just off the NY Thruway (I-90) to Highway 75 will reopen in March and operate under Camping World’s retail store model as a one-stop, full service shopping destination.

Camping World of Northwest Arkansas

Camping World of Northwest Arkansas will be located in Lowell, Arkansas at exit 78 off I-540 and will encompass both a Camping World retail store and Camping World RV Sales dealership. Its new home is the facilities previously occupied by New Hope RV.

The tentative grand opening celebration is slated for April 2012.

Nearby Camping World Super Center locations include facilities in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Springfield, Missouri.

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Camping World and Good Sam

Both founded in 1966, Camping World is America’s number one source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance, and repair; 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.

Good Sam members receive cost-saving benefits and services, plus 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 website: campingworld.com

Good Sam website: goodsams.com

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Camping World Partners with GlobalShopex

Camping World, a leading retailer of recreational vehicle accessories and supplies, announced that they have partnered with GlobalShopex to enable international checkout and shipping on CampingWorld.com.

This move enables Camping World to support shipping to millions of customers throughout the globe, and is a key initiative in the company’s overall expansion strategy.

GlobalShopex is the leading provider of international ecommerce solutions for U.S.-based online retail operators, providing easy to implement solutions for retailers to enable international checkout on their web sites and ship worldwide, without taking on the risk of fraud.

GlobalShopex handles all international payment processing, customer service in multiple languages, and international shipping on behalf of its retail clients.

In business since 1999, the Company owns an international logistics network, which allows it to offer better rates and a higher quality of service than other providers.

“We were looking to accommodate the traffic we were seeing coming to our web site from international locations, and found the GlobalShopex solution to be the most compelling, lowest cost, and fastest to implement solution in the marketplace.,” said Neal Scott, Camping World’s Vice President of Ecommerce.

“Our in-house team had GlobalShopex’s international shopping cart solution up in less than two weeks from the time we started implementing. We started receiving international orders right away, and from places we didn’t expect, like Chile, Norway, and Australia.”

“Providing a way for eCommerce companies to reach into the global marketplace is a key initiative for many eCommerce retailers today,” said Raimundo Martinez, President of GlobalShopex.

“Many do not realize how easy enabling international checkout and shipping can be by partnering with GlobalShopex. Camping World has made a very important strategic move by now serving their international customer base. We are thrilled to welcome them to our growing list of Ecommerce partners.”

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Camping World
Founded in 1966, Camping World is the world’s largest retailer of recreational vehicles and provides outdoor enthusiasts over 10,000 RV parts and accessories, maintenance, professional installation, collision repair, and much more to enhance the RV and outdoor lifestyle.

Today the company engages in the retail sale, finance, service, and rental of recreational vehicles, with over $300 million of new and used recreational vehicle inventory representing more than 13 RV manufacturers and 150 brand names.

With over 85 SuperCenters nationwide, a state-of-the-art call center, and an award-winning website, Camping World is serving the needs of RVing families across the nation.

Phone: (888) 626-7576

Website: campingworld.com

GlobalShopex LLC
Miami, Florida-based GlobalShopex is a leader in international shipping solutions for eCcommerce companies looking to sell internationally.

Backed by an established global logistics company founded in 1999, GlobalShopex enables U.S. online retailers to sell internationally by fully managing and operating merchants’ global eCommerce, logistics, fraud prevention, and customer service.

Address: 9990 NW 14th St. Suite 110, Miami, Fl 33172

Phone: (786) 314-7144

Website: globalshopex.com

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Camping World Announces Expansion Plans

Camping World, America’s number one source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance and repair has announced a series of store openings in new markets over the next 12 months.

“Camping World is poised for growth in every segment of our business with a goal of 100 stores by 2014. A larger store base will allow us to better serve our 4 million customers nationwide and our 1.3 million Good Sam members. As our ecommerce business continues to explode with record traffic, page visits, and sales, we will continue to invest in our brick and mortar business units with the addition of over 200 service bays nationwide in the next 12 months including more paint and collision centers, accessory stores, and RV dealerships,” said Marcus Lemonis, Camping World’s Chairman & CEO, in a new release earlier this week (October 26).

Retail accessories store expansions are currently planned in Fort Myers, Detroit, Nashville, Las Vegas, Tucson, and Knoxville, including RV Sales offerings in select locations. Additionally, new store openings are coming in Orlando, Ocala, Cocoa Beach, Raleigh, South Florida, Harrisburg, Oklahoma, New England states, Virginia, Texas, and Washington State.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to grow our business through stand-alone new store openings as well as partnering with quality RV dealerships in strong RV markets. This strategy not only supports our consumer base but provides a great value to our vendor partners. As our national network continues to expand our brand value increases and the traffic benefits we offer a dealer partner multiply. I have had a number of RV dealers express their interest in partnering with us and I look forward to more of those calls,” replied John A. Sirpilla, President of Camping World’s Accessory Division.

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Camping World carries the largest selection of RV related products in America, with over 81 Super Centers located nationwide. The company maintains an intense focus on strategic partners that provide new and cutting edge products and services for its customers.

“Dometic is proud to partner with Camping World and looks forward to being part of the future growth plans. We appreciate their forward thinking, aggressiveness, and drive in the RV marketplace. Dometic is committed to growing with them through continued product development and consumer education,” said Mark Minatel, Dometic Vice President of Sales.

Additionally, the Camping World brand is the clear market leader in the sale of new and used RVs, with over 35,000 units sold annually. The Camping World brand has been the leader in market share for the sale of new and used RVs for the past six years and continues this leading position in 2011.

Sirpilla added, “In addition to new growing our store footprint, new product offerings continue to be a significant focus for our merchandising team. Our customers continue to look to Camping World for value in products that cross over from RV to home use providing the best value for their shopping dollar. We are known for unbeatable value in core RV products and will continue to lead the industry in bringing exciting new products ranging from electronics, housewares, satellites, hitch and tow, and more into the RV lifestyle to enhance the RV experience. We are proud of our vendor line up and are working diligently to grow our product offering with the strongest vendors.”

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Camping World is the world’s largest retailer of recreational vehicles and provides outdoor enthusiasts over 8,000 RV parts and accessories, service and collision centers along with other products and services to enhance the RV and outdoor lifestyle. Today the company serves RV enthusiasts with over 81 RV lifestyle retail locations engaging in the retail sale, finance, service, and rental of recreational vehicles, with over $300 million of new and used recreational vehicle inventory representing more than 13 RV manufacturers and 150 brand names.

Website: campingworld.com

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