Camping World Holdings, Inc, the world’s largest RV dealer, announced its plan to acquire Bent’s RV in Louisiana.
This strategic acquisition, encompassing two locations in Boutte and Albany, is set to close in the second quarter of 2024, marking a pivotal expansion for Camping World in the state.
The acquisition is a key step in Camping World’s broader strategy to strengthen its presence in Louisiana. With this move, the company’s location count in the state will rise to four, positioning it closer to its goal of becoming the leading RV dealer in Louisiana.
Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World, emphasized the significance of this expansion.
“The acquisition of Bent’s RV further builds our presence around New Orleans as we drive towards the #1 spot in Louisiana,” Lemonis said.
He also highlighted the company’s plan to increase its dealership count to over 320 locations nationwide within the next five years, through a mix of acquisitions, new store openings, and manufacturer exclusive locations.
Camping World Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, has established itself as a dominant force in the RV retail sector.
Since its inception in 1966, the company has been dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of RV products and services. Operating under the Camping World and Good Sam brands, it has built a reputation for its extensive array of RV offerings and commitment to the RV lifestyle.
The company’s vision is centered around building a long-term legacy business that simplifies and enhances the RVing experience. This vision is reflected in their diverse offerings, which include RV dealerships, service centers, customer support centers, and a robust online presence. Their approach combines a unique assortment of RV products and services with a national network of facilities and a highly trained team.
For RV dealers and industry stakeholders, this expansion signifies a growing market and increased opportunities. The company’s growth can lead to more jobs, enhanced services, and a stronger RV community.
The RV industry, particularly in Louisiana, stands to benefit from Camping World’s expansion. Increased dealership presence means more options for consumers, better service availability, and a boost in local economies. For RV dealers, this could translate into heightened competition, inspiring improvements in customer service and inventory diversity.
With RV sales and service locations in 43 states, Camping World’s expansion in Louisiana is a testament to its commitment to being a prime destination for everything RV. This expansion not only strengthens Camping World’s market position but also contributes to the vibrancy and growth of the RV industry as a whole.
For more information on Camping World’s services and locations, visit www.CampingWorld.com.