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Camping World is celebrating the grand opening of its new Jacksonville location, officially named Camping World of Jacksonville.

Formerly Suncoast RV, Camping World of Jacksonville encompasses both a Camping World retail store and Camping World RV Sales dealership. It is located at 9012 Beach Blvd.

The grand-opening celebration, which began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 4, runs through next Sunday. Customers will find a good selection of hundreds of new and pre-owned RVs. In addition, there are daily camping accessory and parts specials, plus free door prizes to the first 50 customers each day and free coloring books for children. There will also be free lunch on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the grand-opening event.

“With its abundance of outdoor recreational activities and natural attractions, Jacksonville is an ideal location for Camping World,” said Camping World of Jacksonville General Manager of RV Sales Matt Bateh. “We look forward to continue serving the Florida, Southern Georgia and Jacksonville areas.

“This store – along with our new Birmingham store – is the first step to reaching 100 stores by 2014. We believe that the Greater Jacksonville market needed a full-service solution for RVers,” said Marcus Lemonis, Camping World’s chairman and CEO.

Camping World is the world’s largest retailer of recreational vehicles and provides outdoor enthusiasts more than 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 Lincolnshire, Ill.-based company serves more than 4 million RV enthusiasts with more than 81 RV lifestyle retail locations.

Camping World provides retail sale, finance, service and rental of recreational vehicles, with more than $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.

For more information on Camping World of Jacksonville, call 1-877-508-5417 or go to

Springville, Utah, has closed a park and campground after a young bear was spotted several times in the area.

Kelly’s Grove Park in Hobble Creek Canyon shutdown Sunday and bear warning signs were posted.

“It was kind of freaky until we got into the cabin, then we got in and it was cool. It was just cool to watch the bear,” says Austin Houtz, whose family was visited by the bear Memorial day and again on Sunday.

The family says the bear was not aggressive and appeared to be looking for food. It licked their barbecue grill a few times and was later scared off by the family clapping loudly.

State wildlife officials says the bear is a Level 1, meaning it is not displaying aggressive behavior. However, they say that the frequency of sightings near populated areas is a reason for concern.

“Even though it is cute as a dog, it’s wildlife. You never know what a bear will do,” says Division of Wildlife Resources manager Scott Root. Root says that when bears “start relying on humans” that they have to move the animal deeper into the backcountry.

DWR says the bear is a cub, just over a year old that should be able to fend for itself in the wild.

Springville says the park and campground will open after the bear is trapped and moved.
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Cedar City, UT – A Florida couple who shot and killed an intruder in their motor home while it was parked in the lot of the Cedar City Walmart are suing the retailer, claiming store officials knew the man was loitering in the lot.

The couple and their two daughters, ages 9 and 15 at the time, were traveling to Grand Canyon National Park from Florida and had taken the company up on its open invitation to park free of charge in the store’s huge lot.

When Carl Coltellino answered a knock at the door, he confronted Steven Stubbs.

When Carl Coltellino told Stubbs, 26, to leave, Stubbs forced his way into the motor home. Coltellino grabbed a shotgun and a struggle ensued as the couple tried to force him out the door. During the struggle, Stubbs grabbed the gun as the men wrestled for control of the weapon. When the gun went off, Stubbs was killed.

No charges were ever filed in the case.

Now the couple is suing Walmart in U.S. District Court for Utah, alleging the retailer was negligent in not protecting the family, who claim they continue to suffer medical problems and emotional distress stemming from the incident. The suit asks for general damages and coverage of medical and court costs.
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