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Old 07-26-2016, 07:52 PM   #1
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Camping World IPO would you BUY?

Camping World May go public! Would you buy the stock? Comments Please.
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When they took a lot of the Rv stuff out and put tents/backpack stuff in I've noticed I go mostly to the small family owned stores. I have found them to be cheaper and have service people working in a shop that can answer questions plus there is no membership fee. The old lady at the one I frequent most is very sharp.
I wouldn't bet my money on the future of camping world.
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When they took a lot of the Rv stuff out and put tents/backpack stuff in I've noticed I go mostly to the small family owned stores. I have found them to be cheaper and have service people working in a shop that can answer questions plus there is no membership fee. The old lady at the one I frequent most is very sharp.
I wouldn't bet my money on the future of camping world.
Good points.

I'd also add that the RV industry is cyclical - it is at a high now. Good time to sell stock; bad time to buy it.

The RV industry gets can get hurt by high gas prices or a turn down in the economy.
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I don't think so, there is so much animosity toward Camping World on the RV forum sites that it makes me think the company isn't worth the investment. Think about it, people who visit these forums should be Camping World's prime customers and they have nothing good to say about the company.
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Dennis I know what you are saying, but someone has to be shopping there. They opened a new one in Spokane a year or so ago. I don't get by there often but when I do the parking lot is full. Never stopped. They can't all be NeeBees. It seems they are now into the Vehicle business not just poor service, accessories and junk.

They did close the one in the RGV, it was only seasonable, but they're thousands of Winter Texans in the Valley.
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I would not. Prefer mutual fund based investments. Maybe we should all buy one share and show up at a share holders meet to discuss how operations in the field can be less than poor.
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I don't think their business model is sustainable.

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Should keep emotion out of investing, go in for the money.
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I think they have a great business model and a captive audience! I would buy it depending on the value and price, you take this company public where they have a board to answer too, and stock holders, you will see a different company! They will have to be a lot more transparent than they are now! Regards
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Their balance sheet will tell the story....and unless you are on the board in the RV industry, stocks are just gambling.
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No. It is a good place to shop for items, but I buy elsewhere as their prices are almost alway the highest. They have a great idea but their execution is poor. GoodSam is owned by the same guy as is RV.net. The TV show its my millions is Marcus. The one I was close to didn't do chassis or engine work, they just installed the stuff they sell. I find nothing so innovative as to warrant investment.

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I would be against buying their stock. I bought a coach from them and have received very poor service. Most people I talk to, feel Camping World is going down. I would never buy anything from them again.
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There may be money to be made there... Last year I bought stock in both Winnebago (WGO) and Thor (THO). Everyone here will say WGO is the better company with a better product, but WGO is up 13% and THO is up 38%. I have never owned a product from either one, but I've been to RV shows and Thor has a lot of dazzle.

You have to remember that the average customer isn't as knowledgeable as the good people here. If they can't get it at Wally World, then they stop at Camping World, maybe.
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