Camping World Holdings Inc. (CWH), the nation’s largest network of RV-centric retail locations, continues its rapid expansion of RV dealerships with the announcement today (Oct. 23) of the planned acquisition of America Choice RV in Central Florida.
America Choice RV will operate under CWH’s “side by side” strategy, in which the acquired business will continue to be operated by Camping World under the legacy name, according to a company release.
“We are pleased to announce the planned acquisition of America Choice RV and welcome the dealership group into the Camping World Family with our ‘side by side’ concept,” said Marcus Lemonis, CWH chairman. “The acquired dealership group will function in conjunction with our existing Camping World SuperCenter in the Ocala area as well as sharing the market with the scheduled opening of the new Gander Outdoors retail store at the beginning of 2018.”
Camping World currently operates 14 full-service RV dealerships throughout the state of Florida. With the acquisition of America Choice RV in the greater Ocala area, Camping World plans to significantly expand its market footprint and presence in central Florida. Camping World will actively seek opportunities to acquire quality dealerships with strong management, brand recognition and a solid customer base in markets where Camping World has an existing presence, the release stated.
“Over the past eight years, America Choice has become a nationally recognized, award-winning leader in the RV industry and we plan to continue the mission of providing a top-notch experience for outdoor and RV enthusiasts,” Lemonis said.
Since the company’s founding in 1966, Camping World has grown to become one of the most well-known destinations for everything RV, with more than 135 retail locations in 36 states and comprehensive e-commerce platform.
With a portfolio that includes Gander Outdoors, Good Sam, Overton’s, The House, Uncle Dan’s and Windward/W82, publicly-traded CWH is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Ill.