Camping World opens RV sales lots with Gander Outdoors

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LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — Camping World Holding today provided an update on the rollout of Gander RV locations and the expansion of its national footprint to serve outdoor enthusiasts who are passionate about traveling in RVs and experiencing outdoor activities.

“We view our existing Gander Outdoors stores as the most cost-effective opportunity to increase our RV sales presence and grow our Good Sam Club, particularly in key RV markets where we are underpenetrated,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman of Camping World Holdings.

The first Gander RV location opened in late summer of 2018 in Kenosha, Wis., inside a revamped Gander Outdoors store. Since  opening the Kenosha location, the company has opened additional Gander RV locations in:

  • Ocala, Fla.
  • Augusta, Ga.
  • Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Huber Heights, Ohio
  • Jackson, Tenn.
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • Spring, Texas
  • Tyler, Texas
  • Roanoke, Va.
  • DeForest, Wis.
  • Eau Claire, Wis.
  • Rothschild, Wis.

Additional Gander RV locations opening soon include:

  • Anniston, Ala.
  • Wichita, Kan.
  • Baxter, Minn.
  • Hermantown, Minn.
  • Forest Lake, Minn.
  • Cicero, N.Y.
  • Breaux Bridge (Lafayette), La.
  • Springfield, Ill.
  • Marion, Ill.
  • Coldwater, Mich.
  • Statesville, N.C.

Gander RV locations will operate similar to the company’s other RV dealerships, complete with RV sales, service and parts and accessories.

“As we continue to expand our network and portfolio, we are driven by our customer’s expectations for convenience and personalization in their shopping experience, while looking to enhance their outdoor adventure experience,” said Lemonis.

Additionally, the company continues to actively pursue new dealership opportunities through the acquisition of land and existing dealerships in high traffic, outdoor-centric areas, the release noted.

“Our continued expansion through the opening of Gander RV Sales locations, opportunistic and strategic acquisitions and new store development, reinforces our focus on expanding our national footprint and providing consumers with the ultimate assortment of RV and outdoor related products and services,” said Brent Moody, president of Camping World Holdings.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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  • Joe & Julie says:

    Good read. Odd abbreviations for the name of the states though. LOL

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