Lincolnshire-based Camping World Holdings Inc., a large network of RV retail locations, continues its rapid expansion of dealerships, announcing today the planned acquisition of America Choice RV in Central Florida.
With Camping World Holdings' "side by side" strategy, 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, according to the company. The acquired businesses will continue to be operated by Camping World under the legacy name.
"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, chairman of Camping World Holdings. "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.
Lemonis continued, "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."
Camping World, founded in 1966, offers an extensive assortment of recreational vehicles for sale, RV and camping gear, RV maintenance and repair and the industry's broadest and deepest range of services, protection plans, products and resources.