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Old 05-04-2008, 03:47 AM   #1
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Where and what happened to the camping world in Elkhart, IN. At Newmar factory, went for ride and camping world was not at HART RV. New store called Camping Discount.
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Where and what happened to the camping world in Elkhart, IN. At Newmar factory, went for ride and camping world was not at HART RV. New store called Camping Discount.
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The Elkhart Camping World store closed last summer.
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We were there in june of last year and saw no indication of it closing.Thats a bummer.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Route 66:
The Elkhart Camping World store closed last summer. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Having visited this store on several instances, I never felt it was up to par with other locations.....
That's tough when you realize what a presence they could've had in an area of the U.S. many used to call the RV manufacturer capital.
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Too much low price competition in Elkhart.

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Camping World seems very proud of the merchandise they carry and the services provided and set their prices accordingly. On almost anything they sell, a better price can be obtained with very little effort.

I can see why one of their stores would be unsuccessful when faced with fair competition.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Too much low price competition in Elkhart. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

From whom?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Route 66:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Too much low price competition in Elkhart. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

From whom? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

All American Truck Beds
574-262-8865 1201 DI Drive
Elkhart, IN 46514

AM Distributing Inc
219-294-2538 56854 Elk Ct
Elkhart, IN 46516

Bill's RV Parts-Appliance
219-522-1569 57628 Hawthorne St
Elkhart, IN 46517

C-L RV Body Repair
574-389-0651 4121 Pine Creek Rd
Elkhart, IN 46516

Ewing's Outpost RV
800-206-0973 57607 SR 19
Elkhart, IN 46517

Factory RV Surplus
574-262-3327 1327 W Bristol St
Elkhart, IN 46514

Great Lakes RV Center
866-386-7848, 574-293-4500 28080 US 33 West
Elkhart, IN 46516

International RV World
800-697-7649 2300 S. Nappanee St
Elkhart, IN 46517

Master Tech RV Services
574-522-6224 28717 Holiday Pl
Elkhart, IN 46517

Michiana RV
574-262-3658 2503 Cassopolis St
Elkhart, IN 46514

RV Surplus Inc
574-264-5575 1400 W Bristol St
Elkhart, IN 46514

Suncoast RV
800-210-9551, 866-860-1711 1201 Nappanee St
Elkhart, IN 46514

Total Value RV of Indiana
866-282-4460, 574-262-4460
25610 CR 4 East
Elkhart, IN 46514

Trailer Town Trailer Sales
574-294-3342 57941 SR 19 South
Elkhart, IN 46517


There are many more.

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Do any of those businesses listed have a showroom and the variety of Camping World?

I believed they closed because the dealership would not sell out to them.

The same thing that caused the co-located CW at Stinnett's RV to close.

Stinnett wouldn't sell. Agreement cancelled. CW closed.
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I have no knowledge concerning the relationship between Hart RV and Freedom Roads.

All I know is Elkhart, being the RV capitol of the world, has many RV related businesses.
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I believe Route66 is correct - dealer owned CW franchises are being forced to merge with the Freedom Roads chain of dealers or lose their CW franchise.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RV Roamer:
I believe Route66 is correct - dealer owned CW franchises are being forced to merge with the Freedom Roads chain of dealers or lose their CW franchise. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You are exactly CORRECT !
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I have never found what I would consider to be a deal at any Camping world. Yes nice show rooms and all, but I shop for price not apperance. I could imagine what would happen if Camping world pulls off a Wal-Mart type of system of stores.
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