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Camping World Announces Nationwide Retail Expansions
Company Poised for Several Additional Markets in the Coming 12 Months

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LINCOLNSHIRE, IL, Oct 26, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Camping World, America's #1 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.

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.

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."

About 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 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.

In addition, Camping World currently operates in 33 states including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Today the company serves over four million RV enthusiasts.

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