Camping World Announces Grand Opening in Roanoke, Virginia

August 5, 2008 (Chicago, IL) – Camping World, the nation’s largest and fastest growing RV and outdoor retailer, is celebrating the grand opening of its newest retail store and RV sales SuperCenter in Roanoke, Virginia, named Camping World of Roanoke.

Located at 8198 Gander Way just off Exit 146 on Interstate 81, the brand new expansive Camping World facility provides customers all of their RV Sales, outdoor recreations, camping and service needs in a one-stop shopping destination.

 “We are very excited to open our newest location in Roanoke, Virginia,” said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman & CEO of Camping World. “This area is an outdoor paradise in the heart of the mountains. Our customers will truly enjoy the wealth of attractions, festivals, and rich history the Roanoke Valley offers. The Roanoke opening will be followed by openings in North Carolina and Iowa planned for 2009.

To kick off the ten-day grand opening celebration, Camping World of Roanoke is holding a public ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 am, Thursday, August 14 with local Chamber of Commerce members and city and county officials in which the entire community is invited.

 “We are looking forward to being a part of the Roanoke community,” said Camping World RV Sales of Roanoke General Manager Nick Breese. “With its proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Carvins Cove Natural Reserve and Jefferson National Forest, this community with so many natural attractions is an ideal location for our customers.”

The Camping World retail store offers over 8,000 RV, outdoor and camping products. Camping World RV Sales offers unmatched pricing of top RV manufacturers, including a vast selection of travel trailers, fifth wheels and motorhomes.

About Camping World/Camping World
Camping World/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 well over 100 RV Lifestyle retail locations.

In addition to the sale, finance, service and most recently rental of recreational vehicles, Camping World/Camping World also provides expanded products and services to enhance and protect the RV lifestyle. This includes: the President's Club customer loyalty program, in-store Performance Centers like the Tow Center of America, campground reservations powered by Reserve America, Banking and Insurance, RV tours, Service and Collision centers, Detail and Refurbishment centers known as the RV SPA, and RV View Magazine.

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Diana Ardelean/SVP of Communications, Camping World/Camping World  847-229-6425 [email protected]

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