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Camping World Re-Opening

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 14, 2006--Camping World, America's largest retailer of RV and outdoor supplies and accessories, today announced the Grand Re-opening of its Draper, Utah SuperCenter at 13111 Minute Man Drive off of I-15 and US 89. The Grand Re-opening celebrates the expansion of FreedomRoads dealer Ardell Brown RV to the co-located facility.

Camping World of Draper is an 40,000 square foot facility which includes 12,000 square feet of retail space. The SuperCenter stocks 8,000 RV and outdoor supplies and accessories. With 8 state-of-the-art service bays, Camping World of Draper is able to provide customers with expert repair and installation services.

According to General Manager Corey Harward, "We wanted to celebrate co-locating with FreedomRoads dealer Ardell Brown RV and what better way than to have a Grand Opening over again. Our customers loved it the first time and we can again offer a number of attractive specials to them."

Those specials, which will run from Thursday September 14th through Sunday, September 17th, include door prizes, and four day only specials. A free lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day. In addition, President's Club memberships will be available at a significant discount during this period.

"We very pleased to be co-located with Ardell Brown RV, a premiere dealership which enjoys a great reputation in the region," said Camping World President Mark Boggess. He added, "This is also great for our customers. We know that they appreciate these co-locations because they make shopping and getting service for their RV's much more convenient and efficient. This is one of a number of key reasons why we are growing, and doing so with the expectation of exceeding 100 SuperCenters by 2008."

The brisk expansion of Camping World is well timed to respond to growing consumer demand as the outlook for the RV and RV supplies and accessories market burgeons, topping lists of US growth industries. A recent study by the University of Michigan's Survey Research Center found that one in 12 U.S. vehicle-owning households now own an RV. There are now 7.9 million households in the U.S. with a RV. This figure indicates a 58 percent rise in RV ownership since 1980. This study also anticipates similar growth in the future, thus providing the catalyst for additional Camping World stores across the country.

About Camping World

Camping World Inc., headquartered in Bowling Green, KY, is America's largest direct marketer and specialty retailer of RV and outdoor camping accessories and services. Founded in 1966, Camping World offers over 8000 quality products geared toward the RVing community, through nationwide SuperCenters, a well-established catalog call center and an award-winning Web site. Camping World is the industry leader in RV accessories and services. The company has grown from a single store in Bowling Green, KY to its current 57 SuperCenters with more than 350 service bays, in 24 states. The original 16-page black and white mail order catalog, begun in 1969, has expanded to 14 full-color issues. Today, combined circulation of catalogs and sales flyers exceed 25 million annually. The Web site,, logs 8 million visits each year.

Through Camping World's rapidly growing number of destination SuperCenters, it provides RVers with high-quality products and services to help enhance their life on the road. Expanded offerings of products and services to protect the RV lifestyle include: the President's Club customer loyalty program; in-store Resource and Performance Centers featuring RV and Car Insurance and Roadside Assistance Service; Camping World RV Institute technical certification/training program; Goodwill Ambassador program; and the new campground discount program, Camp Club USA.

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