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FreedomRoads Re-brands RV Dealership as Camping World RV Sales

(April 12, 2007)--FreedomRoads, LLC, the nation's largest RV retailer, today announced that it has acquired Charleston's Sonny's Camp-N-Travel and has re-branded the dealership as Camping World RV Sales. As part of the acquisition, a new co-located Camping World SuperCenter has opened marking its 72nd store.

Located at 8155 Rivers Ave in North Charleston , the new 45,000 square foot complex includes a full line up of RVs including manufacturers like Winnebago, Keystone and Coachmen to name a few. It also includes a comprehensive service and collision center as well as a full Camping World accessory SuperCenter with over 8000 sku's from basic camping and outdoor accessories to hard to find RV parts.

According to Josh Erickson, FreedomRoads Regional Vice President, ���This is a very important market for FreedomRoads. Charleston is one of the most robust RV and RV parts and accessories markets in the country. The whole area is growing significantly, it is a strong tourist destination, and we're along a route where a huge number of 'snowbird' RVers travel back and forth. They spend a lot of time here in between their destination and we have a lot to offer to them with this great combined facility.���

Camping World Regional Vice President Roger Anderson added, ���We are giving RV enthusiasts what they want and where they want it. The combination is a powerful magnet in a strong local market, and in one of the most traveled RV corridors anywhere.���

Marcus Lemonis, CEO of FreedomRoads and Camping World commented, ���With this new facility we add to our very strong position in the Carolinas with about 30% share in the RV market which is formidable. We're very pleased to have this new combined facility which has it all for RV enthusiasts. We know that the loyal Sonny's customer base, which has been built over 30 years, is excited to benefit from the expansion and transformation.���

The brisk expansion of FreedomRoads and 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 FreeedomRoads and Camping World stores across the country.

About FreedomRoads

FreedomRoads is a dynamic national network of well-established local and regional RV dealerships that have united to benefit customers, employees, suppliers and the RV industry. FreedomRoads operates as a multi-store retail chain engaged in the retail sale, finance and service of recreational vehicles.

FreedomRoads is America's largest RV retailer operating in 23 states including: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington.

FreedomRoads stocks over $350 million of new and used recreational vehicle inventory representing over 40 manufacturers. For additional information, please visit, where the largest selection of recreational vehicles is available for sale.

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 72 SuperCenters with more than 500 service bays, in 25 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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