Camping World/Good Sam Announces Expansion into the Valdosta, Georgia Market
Plans are set to open SuperCenter along with 17 acre Good Sam campground in November 2013
March 8, 2013 (Chicago, IL) – Camping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world’s largest RV owners organization, announces plans to open a new SuperCenter of the national chain in the Valdosta, Georgia market in November 2013. The location officially named Camping World of Valdosta will offer a wide array of RV sales, service, collision, parts and accessories for the outdoor enthusiast in addition to the first co-located, co-branded 150 site campground and rally park for the company. The new SuperCenter will join almost 100 other locations across the U.S. with four already established in the state of Georgia in the Atlanta, Macon and Savannah markets.
“We are excited to bring the Camping World one-stop shopping experience to Valdosta with our full service RV lifestyle Center that includes our proto-type Good Sam licensed RV campground,” said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam. "City leaders and landowners have embraced our recent acquisition because it puts money directly back into the local economy, brings jobs and helps to build revenue for businesses. Everyone wants to see success in their community.”
Camping World of Valdosta will be located off I-75, exit 5 in Lake Park, and 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, Coachmen and many more.
The co-located Good Sam Park will take affordable family camping to a new level in the greater Valdosta area. Visitors to the campground portion of the property will choose from 150 full service campsites, including park models, as well as swimming pools, meeting rooms, pet playgrounds and other standard amenities with special rates for Good Sam Club members.
The Camping World retail accessory store 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.
"We feel especially fortunate to be able to create a multi- business module that serves our southern Georgia and northern Florida communities with a wide choice of products and offering convenience off of I-75, while creating job opportunities," said Roger Nuttall, President of Camping World Retail Group. "We look forward to serving the local community with high value products with the convenience and service fitting the greater Valdosta community’s recreational lifestyle."
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 95 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 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®.
Individuals interested in applying for a position with Camping World may visit http://campingworld.submit4jobs.com/
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