After a 17-day whirlwind transformation by local contractors, Camping World RV Sales’ new SuperCenter — Camping World of Lubbock, Texas — is open for business, according to General Manager Charlie Minnick.
According to a report in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, the store increases Camping World’s presence in the state for Camping World, which has close to 100 other locations across the nation and three full-service locations already established in Texas.
The national chain bought out Camper Coaches, but the newspaper reported the company focused on keeping the previous local employees working.
“We are excited to be in Lubbock selling RVs and serving the community,” said Rod Andersen, senior regional vice president for Camping World. “One of our commitments to our local communities is to retain employees, when able, and hire within the community. Here we wanted to keep people intact with this dealership — they have been well known and respected within the Lubbock community.”
Several Camping World customers were among the 50 people on hand for the ribbon cutting performed by the Lubbock Chamber Ambassadors on July 19, and they were glad to be greeted by familiar faces.
“We’ve been doing business with Charlie for about 10 years,” said Billy Grandon, who — along with his wife, Kay — made the drive from Denver City just for the ribbon cutting and opening of the new store. “We knew everybody that worked here before, so it’s great to walk in and see everyone.”
Customer service and service after the sale through the company’s Good Sam membership are what Camping World is known for, Minnick said.
“To the RV buyer, we are able to obtain better pricing due to the large volume we purchase,” he said. “That carries through to our Good Sam members, which is everyone who purchases an RV from us, as well as others who purchase annual club memberships. They get discounts at campgrounds across the country, in all of our Camping World locations, fuel discounts at Flying J Travel Centers and many other perks. Plus, the membership offers roadside assistance, which offers our customers peace of mind wherever they travel in their RV.”
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