Saturday, December 9, 2023


Camping World’s “cheaper by the dozen” buyout

Camping World’s “march for domination” continues with a twist. Today (Oct. 23)  the company announced it will snap up Travelcamp RV in a “cheaper by the dozen” move. Picking up all 12 Travelcamp RV locations will mean Camping World gets a much bigger footprint and emphasizes two big-name RV manufacturers, Thor and Forest River.

Cheaper by the dozen—part of the master plan

Marcus Lemonis, Camping World’s mastermind, says it’s all part of the master plan. “We continue to be focused on our goal to increase our dealership count to over 320 locations over the next five years,” Lemonis touted, “through a combination of acquisitions, new store openings and manufacturer exclusive locations.”

The cheaper by the dozen acquisitions will show up in several different states. In Florida: Brooksville, Clermont, Jacksonville, Melbourne, Ocala, Orange Park, and Pinellas Park. Georgia will see a new store in Griffin. Two new CW locations will appear in North Carolina: Greenville and Statesville. And two others, one in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Lewisville, Texas.


Russ and Tiña De Maris
Russ and Tiña De Maris
Russ and Tiña went from childhood tent camping to RVing in the 1980s when the ground got too hard. They've been tutored in the ways of RVing (and RV repair) by a series of rigs, from truck campers, to a fifth-wheel, and several travel trailers. In addition to writing scores of articles on RVing topics, they've also taught college classes for folks new to RVing. They authored the book, RV Boondocking Basics.



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Neal Davis (@guest_258579)
1 month ago

Thank you, Russ and Tina! Geez, what a great pairing of similar entities, CW and Thor. The most criticized and reviled retailer and the similar manufacturer. Yikes!

Rolling Coal (@guest_258453)
1 month ago

Twelve more reasons to support local, independent RV dealers and parts retailers!

MattD (@guest_258452)
1 month ago

I was at a TravelCamp in Memphis a few months ago. Sales guys standing around smoking cigarettes like used car salesmen. They should fit right in with Camping World.

Tommy Molnar (@guest_258409)
1 month ago

I think most of Camping World’s customers and sales come from first time buyers – who have never heard of “rvtravel”. The name makes newbies think it’s the place to go.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tommy Molnar
Larry Murphy (@guest_258350)
1 month ago

Thanks for letting me know so I can stay away from more of Camping World stores.

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