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Old 07-25-2017, 09:32 PM   #1
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American RV in Grand Rapids MI has been acquired by Camping World. American RV has been one of the best Roadtrek dealers.

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And on it goes!

Will all the excursion into dealerships be a good move, or over extend them and make it all crash and burn? I hope they have sense enough not to finance everything without enough income to service the debt in slower times.
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American RV in Grand Rapids MI has been acquired by Camping World. American RV has been one of the best Roadtrek dealers.

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There's nothing to stop Camping World from acquiring American RV but doesn't Roadtrek have the final say regarding whether and/or where CW becomes a full fledged RT dealer? I would think that established Roadtrek dealers might not be too happy about an invasion into their market territory.
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Note to self: Never shop at American RV.
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Not all the Camping World are bad.

I know most of them have bad reputations,
but there are good ones too. Probably they are bought-outs just like this American RV.
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...................or over extend them and make it all crash and burn? .......................
Yes, just a hiccup in NA economy and fall could be dramatic.
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CW is really on the move, be it good or bad, for them or customers! I read where they have taken over Overton's Marine Supply, McGeorge RV in Richmond, and a few others I can't remember. With the gobbling up, I wonder how much cash is really going to the seller. I have never been a fan of CW, but wonder what their business plan has for sustainability if tight times come? Ron
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There's nothing to stop Camping World from acquiring American RV but doesn't Roadtrek have the final say regarding whether and/or where CW becomes a full fledged RT dealer? I would think that established Roadtrek dealers might not be too happy about an invasion into their market territory.
Hmm, it would only be fitting that you brought this question up, cruising7388. I was wondering about the same thing.
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There's nothing to stop Camping World from acquiring American RV but doesn't Roadtrek have the final say regarding whether and/or where CW becomes a full fledged RT dealer? I would think that established Roadtrek dealers might not be too happy about an invasion into their market territory.
Just because Camping World bought a Roadtrek dealership in Grand Rapids wouldn't necessarily give them the right to sell Roadtrek RVs anywhere else. I imagine Roadtrek's contract with American RV spelled out where they were allowed to sell Roadtreks (and for how long), and Camping World would still be bound by that.
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If a crash comes, they have effectively already put their competition out of business and they can then close some of the dealerships and direct traffic to the remaining ones. Seems pretty smart.
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