LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — Camping World and Good Sam announced that today an agreement has been signed to acquire Mid-States Campers and RVs, an existing RV dealership in the Rapid City, S.D., market.
Plans are for the location to undergo renovation to feature additional service bays, a Camping World retail store and a state-of-the-art collision center preparing the dealership to join more than 100 other Camping World SuperCenter locations across the United States.
“We are pleased to begin the acquisition of Mid-States Campers & RVs and expand our market share throughout South Dakota and the greater Midwest area,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam. “For almost 50 years, the Trupe family has proudly served the Rapid City area with top notch service and the best products. We look forward to upholding the values and commitment to customer service that Bob Trupe started nearly half a century ago.”
The SuperCenter will officially be named Camping World of Rapid City and located at 10400 Recreational Drive in Summerset, S.D., with easy access off Interstate 90. This will be Camping World’s first full service location in South Dakota, offering a wide array of services including RV sales, service, collision, parts and accessories for the outdoor enthusiast, the release noted.
“I always look for three things — people, process and product — in relation to enhancing our Camping World and Good Sam presence. The management and staff of Mid-States Campers and RVs clearly met that test. Our goal is to add more quality manufacturers and brands, increase our presence in the market, and grow the workforce.
“The Rapid City area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with five national parks and monuments all within an hour’s drive allowing RVers to hike, camp, and just enjoy life. We are excited to begin serving this market,” he added.
The new SuperCenter in the Rapid City market is in line with Camping World’s future growth plans and the company expects to soon announce several additional markets of expansion throughout the country, Lemonis noted.
Camping World of Rapid City will also be adding additional positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians and retail support as the facility expands, and will maintain the current employees at the Mid-States Campers and RVs location join the Camping World staff.
SOURCE: Camping World press release