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Camping World LogoCamping World and Good Sam plans to open a new facility of the national chain in the Fresno, Calif., market in first quarter of 2014. The location will be officially named Camping World of Fresno and will offer a wide array of RV sales, service and accessories for outdoor enthusiasts.

Camping World of Fresno will be located off State Route 99 in a renovated facility and the new supercenter will join almost 100 other locations across the United States with 11 already established in California.

“California is an ideal setting for the RV enthusiast with close proximity to great camping and wonderful adventures,” said Roger Nuttall, president of Camping World RV Sales. “We continue to work on identifying locations where we can best serve the needs of the RV community and Central California is a great fit.”

“With the recent success and rebound we have experienced in our California markets, most recently with the Redding opening, we feel the addition of a supercenter in Fresno confirms our love of this area,” said Marcus Lemonis, Camping World chairman and CEO.  “With the close proximity to the Sierra’s as well as the National State Parks, the San Joaquin Valley area really fits in our plans.”

Customers will find bargains on 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.

On the accessory side, the new location 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 and Norcold. Camping World also carries and creates their own private label lines of exclusive products for the RV, outdoor and home markets.

Camping World will be opening positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians, and retail support to assist at this new location. Camping World’s goal is to increase their presence in the Fresno market, provide exceptional service to customers and grow the workforce, said Lemonis.

Camping World LogoCamping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, announced it has acquired 24 additional acres on the heels of opening its new dealership in Tampa, Florida. The new store officially named Camping World of Tampa, opened in July 2012 plans to expand on the new acreage.

Plans are underway to expand the new I-4 Tampa dealership to be the largest retail facility in the company’s 100-location network. Currently the location is undergoing expansion to expand and renovate into an 80,000-square-foot facility including 40 additional service bays and a new 17,000-square-foot Camping World retail store and a state-of-the-art collision center. The new facility will be completed within seven months with the process starting in mid-February.

“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for Camping World,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World. “This location will be the Flagship for Camping World Retail not only in Florida but in the entire U.S.”

The Camping World of Tampa features 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.

On the accessory side it 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, Norcold and many more.

“This acquisition unquestionably positions Camping World to take the leadership position in the Southeastern United States. We look forward to delivering the highest quality and outstanding service that Camping World customers have come to know and expect across the country.”

The new Camping World facility is supported by 13 Camping World RV dealerships and retail stores already in the state of Florida.

Prior to the recession, Winnebago Industries and the current Monaco RV were giants among motorhome manufacturers. But high fuel prices followed by the crash of the housing market left the entire motorized segment of the RV industry — including Winnebago and Monaco — stalled on the side of the road.

At the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show, both companies have been showcasing their plans for re-establishing themselves in the market. They are confident the recreational vehicles they have on display will resonate with retail customers and create new jobs in their Elkhart County, Ind., factories.

New Towable Line for Winnebago

Winnebago has chosen to return to producing towables after a 30-year absence while Monaco is drawing upon the components and expertise available from its new owner, Navistar International Corp.

While standing in the new Winnebago brand travel trailer, Fred Hershberger, national sales manager, expressed his company’s self-assurance.

“If you can dream it, you can build it,” he said. “We can do anything we want to do.”

New Winnebago Travel Trailers & Fifth Wheels

New Winnebago Travel Trailers & Fifth Wheels

Innovation, Quality & Customer Service Focus for Monaco

Since the summer of 2009, when Monaco Coach Corp. was bought out of bankruptcy by Navistar and renamed Monaco RV, production has returned to the once-closed plant in Wakarusa, Ind. This summer, the Indiana operation was given a boost when Navistar announced it was consolidating motorhome production from Oregon to Wakarusa and creating about 400 new jobs.

Although it is a smaller company trying to regain market share, Monaco has the advantage of the Navistar name and experience, Crews said. Monaco motorhomes, in particular, are built with a Navistar engine on a Roadmaster (a Navistar subsidiary) chassis.

“We are the only manufacturer in the world that builds the engine, the chassis and the house,” Crews said. “We’re not a house builder. We’re a motorhome builder.”

To grow, the company has chosen to focus on innovation, customer service and quality, Crews said. Customers have a “Lexus mentality,” meaning they want the RVs to function properly, which makes quality especially important.

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