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Camping World and Good Sam in Chicagoland Area to Host 50th Anniversary Celebration

Customers Are Invited to the RV Dealership on Saturday, August 13th for a Special VIP Event

/ -- LINCOLNSHIRE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/09/16 -- Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners' organization, are celebrating their 50th anniversary by hosting a VIP event for customers at their Wauconda /Island Lake, IL area SuperCenter starting at 8am this Saturday, August 13th. There will be exciting promotions for shoppers throughout the day, including a special appearance by CEO Marcus Lemonis.

"As we celebrate this milestone, I want to thank you, our valued Club members and customers, for the honor of providing you and your family with the benefits, products and services that have helped you make priceless memories," said Marcus Lemonis, CEO and Chairman of Camping World and star of CNBC's The Profit. "We are proud that you have chosen us as your partners in fun and adventure, and we continue to commit ourselves to giving you the best service and experience possible as we look beyond this anniversary year."

Expect family fun at the 50th anniversary VIP event such as bounce houses, face painting and balloon artists from Bella's Bouncies; magical entertainment from Magic Dave; surprise character appearances; festive tunes spun by DJ Maximus; and adorable farm animals from Patch 22's petting zoo. These are just some of the highlights set up for August 13th at 27794 North Darrell Road, (Route 176 & Darrell Road) Wauconda, IL 60084. The celebration will also include two food trucks and free lunch catered by Honest Foods, featuring a BBQ style summer buffet between 11am - 2pm.

Camping World of Chicago

50th Anniversary VIP Event at Camping World of Chicago

The sales room will be staying open until midnight to celebrate this milestone, while offering customers great deals on new and pre-owned RVs during their "Midnight Madness" sale. All towable and motorized RVs will be opened for viewing and priced-to-move; in addition, regional marketing experts will be on-site to evaluate customer trades. The service department is also providing limited-time service specials to celebrate this "50 years in the making" event.

Camping World customers visiting the Chicagoland area dealership on Saturday may be selected to "Toss to Win" valuable prizes throughout the day, including the chance to win the value of the RV your purchase during the VIP event(1)! In addition, qualifying Parts and Service purchases of $500 or more will also have the opportunity to "Toss to Win" the value of their purchase. As a special bonus, names will be drawn throughout the day for an opportunity to participate in the "Toss to Win" promotion for a $500 Camping World gift card prize.

Camping World and the Good Sam Club began in 1966 when the first small Camping World store opened its doors in Beech Bend Park, KY, and a small California RV magazine called Trail-R-News founded The Good Sam Club, whose original members promised to help fellow travelers on America's highways. Both companies would eventually join forces to serve every aspect of the RV experience.

"The VIP event being held the same month as the fourth season premiere of my show, The Profit, is very symbolic to me," noted Lemonis. "The show focuses on saving small businesses, but most importantly it is about motivating people to be their personal best, as I strongly believe that people are the heart of any business. To see how this brand has evolved over the past 50 years is amazing, and I am proud to participate in this event with our customers this Saturday."

Camping World and Good Sam continue to chart new territory in the RV world. Today, as members of the same corporate family, Camping World sells RV supplies and accessories at over 120 SuperCenters coast to coast, most of which offer sales of new and used RVs, while the Good Sam Club provides a variety of exclusive benefits, services and discounts to over 1.6 million members across North America.

The event is free and open to the public but patrons are encouraged to RSVP for this event by calling 866-887-8261 by August 11th. Visit for more information on sales and services.

About Camping World

In 2016, Camping World marks 50 years of offering specialized products, expert advice and great service to recreational vehicle owners and campers across North America. From our founding in 1966, we have grown from a single store in Bowling Green, KY to the nation's number one retailer of RVs, RV accessories and RV-related services, with 120 SuperCenters nationwide, a state-of-the-art call center and an award-winning website. Over the last half century, Camping World has become the premier one-stop-shop for everything RVers need to enjoy living and traveling in their RVs, as well as a vital source of products and services to help RV owners maintain and protect their investment. Along with over 10,000 RV parts and accessories, we also offer a full selection of new and used RVs for sale; RV and tow vehicle service and maintenance; collision centers; RV Spa detail and refurbishment centers; technical advice from knowledgeable experts, and hard-to-find parts.

About Marcus Lemonis

Marcus Lemonis is an entrepreneur, investor, television personality, and chairman and CEO of Marcus Lemonis LLC as well as Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises. Camping World is the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam is the world's largest RV owner's organization. Visit

Lemonis is known as the "business turnaround king" and host of CNBC's prime time reality series 'The Profit', in which he lends his expertise to struggling small businesses around the country and judges businesses based on a "Three P" principle: People, Process, and Product. The Profit returns on Tuesday, August 23rd at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC.

More about Marcus Lemonis can be found at, Facebook and Twitter @MarcusLemonis

(1) "Toss to Win" Promotion begins and ends on August 13, 2016 during dealer's regularly scheduled hours of operation. See dealer for complete Official Rules. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by FreedomRoads RV, Inc., Lincolnshire, IL.

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Karen L. Porter
Director of Corp. Communications & Media Relations
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