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Camping World Tops in Towable Sales in 2009

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March 17, 2010 by   1 Comment

Camping World logoFreedomRoads/Camping World RV, the nation’s largest recreational vehicle retailer, was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as the No.1 seller of towable RVs by Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) in its recent 2009 annual sales awards.

This award comes on the heels of the retailer’s recent No. 1 ranking in motorized sales for the 2009 calendar year, according to a Camping World news release.

“We are very excited to be the leader in towable sales again in 2009,” said Roger Nuttall, vice president and CFO of FreedomRoads/Camping World RV. “We are proud of this accomplishment and are off to a great sales year in 2010 for travel trailers and fifth-wheels. We have great manufacturer partners and our goal is simple; increase our share organically in each of our markets.”

FreedomRoads/Camping World RV dealerships increased market share over the No.1 ranking in 2008. Companywide, 15,872 total new and used towable RVs were sold including non-reporting states to SSI. All U.S. dealers sold 150,322 towables in 2009.

Camping World RV also sold 6,262 motorized units, of which 2,567 were “new.” All U.S. dealers sold 18,854 motorized units in 2009.

“As with being No. 1 in motorized sales, the fact that we are also No. 1 in towable sales exhibits our desire to serve the entire RV community with quality manufacturers, service and parts,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of FreedomRoads/Camping World. “We are very proud of this honor and all the praise goes to our associates as well as the entire RV industry for keeping consumers excited and interested in our great lifestyle.”

Statistical Surveys’ awards are based solely on unit volume according to independent data gathered annually.

FreedomRoads/Camping World RV operates a network of well-established local and regional RV dealerships, RV maintenance/repair centers and RV rental stations.

Camping World is owned by Affinity Group Inc. (AGI), parent company of RVBUSINESS.com.

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One Response to “Camping World Tops in Towable Sales in 2009”

  1. G. Webb on March 17th, 2010 11:32 am

    Just as I said in response to thier being number one in motorized, This award really does not mean much when you look at the whole picture. They have over sixty dealers nationwide so DUH… naturaly they would be number one. This recognition should be based on regions because this way all dealers in a specific region would have a fair shake in being recognized if they were top performer. Also I think as part of the qualifications of the award is how your customer satisfaction is with the dealership. Just because you sell alot on volume does not mean you are doing a great job if the customer is not happy with his or her experiance. The RV industry was based on family owned dealerships taking personal interest in the customer. I think alot of that is lost today because dealers and consumers alike seem to only care about what is your best price (on the consumer side) and how many can I push out the door regardless ( the dealer side)… it seems to me that both are not looking at the picture of good business/

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