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Camping World Closes Michigan Gander RV

Gander RV and Outdoors, located at 3465 U.S. 41 in Marquette Township, Mich., announced on its Facebook page the store is closing.

This story by Christie Bleck originally appeared in The Mining Journal.

However, officials at the store, which had a sign on the front door indicating an inventory reduction sale of 40 percent except for certain items, said they were unable to give further public comment. No closing date was given.

Camping World Holdings announced in September that management and its board of directors approved a plan to strategically shift away from locations where the company doesn’t have the ability or where it isn’t feasible to sell and/or service RVs.

Currently, the Camping World operates 165 locations that sell or service RVs, with more than 30 dealership locations opened or acquired since Jan. 1. In addition, the company operates 37 locations that do not sell or service RVs but sell its assortment of outdoor lifestyle products. 

The company said that at certain locations that don’t sell or service RVs, it’s trying to obtain the developmental consents, approvals and permits necessary to do so. 

Gander is in the early stages of evaluating the impact of the plan and has had preliminary discussions regarding certain locations, with the current expectation of either selling, repurposing, relocating or closing roughly 27 to 37 locations, although that number might change.

As part of the plan, the company is also evaluating the impact on the company’s supporting infrastructure and operations and expects most activities contemplated under the plan to be completed by the end of the year.

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