Camping World acquires Russ Dean RV in Pasco
Camping World Holdings Inc., the nation’s largest network of RV-centric retail locations, recently signed an agreement to buy Russ Dean RV in Pasco.
“Over the past 40 years, Russ Dean RV has established itself as a successful and well-known RV dealership in the state of Washington,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World Holdings, in a statement.
Terms of the acquisition agreement, which was finalized last month, were not disclosed.
Camping World, an outdoor and camping retailer, announced in June the planned expansion of its RV sales locations by more than 30 percent through the launch of Gander RV Sales, new store openings and continued acquisitions. The acquisition of Russ Dean RV is in line with the company’s future growth plans, Camping World said.
Camping World operates three Washington locations in Burlington, Spokane and Fife, with services ranging from RV sales, service and retail accessories. With the acquisition of Russ Dean RV, the company will increase its Washington presence to four stores.
“Our goal with this acquisition is to continue adding quality manufacturers and brands, increase our presence in the market and expand the distribution of our Good Sam portfolio of products and services,” said Brent Moody, chief operating officer of Camping World, in a statement. “We continue to successfully execute our expansion strategy and we believe adding Russ Dean RV to our dealership network will strengthen our position in the Pacific Northwest region.”
Headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, Camping World offers an extensive assortment of recreational vehicles for sale, RV and camping gear, RV maintenance and repair, other outdoor and active sports products, and the industry’s broadest and deepest range of services, protection plans, products and resources.
Since the company’s founding in 1966, Camping World has grown to more than 145 RV-centric locations in 36 states and a comprehensive e-commerce platform.