Camping World Buys Reichart’s in Hanover, Pa.
Camping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, today (Aug. 6) announced that it has acquired Reichart’s Camping Center, an existing RV dealership in Hanover, Pa.
Camping World of Hanover, located at 2100 Baltimore Pike, has easy access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Baltimore Beltway. This new dealership will feature new and pre-owned motorhomes and towables from the finest manufacturers and brands.
Dan Saltzgiver, the former owner of Reichart’s Camping Center, will join Camping World in a senior level capacity operating the Hanover location while assisting to build market share in the Harrisburg, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia areas.
Saltzgiver comes to the Camping World team with 30 years of experience in the RV industry. He is currently on the Pennsylvania State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons. He is also the show chairman for the annual RV show in Hershey, Pa., run by the Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA), a board member for the Recreation Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) and a member of the Destination Camping Committee of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
“The acquisition of the Hanover location is a perfect strategic fit for us in terms of the location being contiguous to our existing business as well as allowing for expansion and broadening our market share throughout Pennsylvania as well as nearby Maryland and Washington, D.C.,” said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World. “We are delighted to enhance our Camping World presence, increase our representation to existing and prospective RV owners and expand our service and product offering.”
The Camping World of Hanover is the second location in Pennsylvania for Camping World RV Sales. Camping World’s Grumbines RV is located an hour away in Southern Pennsylvania. Both locations are looking forward to showcase RVs at the upcoming Hershey Show in September.
Camping World expects to open the new Supercenter in Hanover in September and is pleased to have the current employees at the Reichart’s location join the Camping World staff. The location will also be adding additional positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians, and retail support.
The company is also set to announce plans for its new SuperCenter in Erie, Pa., in 2013. Camping World’s goal is to add more quality manufacturers and brands, increase their presence in the market and grow the workforce.