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Sonny’s Camp-N-Travel
Sonny’s Camp-N-Travel

RV Retailer Expands in N.C., S.C., and Texas


RV Retailer has added three stores with the acquisition of Sonny’s Camp-N-Travel, a towable and motorhome RV dealer in North Carolina and South Carolina, and the opening of the 10th ExploreUSA RV Supercenter in Tyler, Texas.  

“We are pleased to continue our expansion in the states of Texas and South Carolina while adding our first store in North Carolina,” said Jon Ferrando, president and CEO of RV Retailer. “These are excellent markets and will be great stores for us. … We are also pleased with the strong performance of our overall RV business which is outpacing the RV industry year-to-date with strong momentum through the summer selling season.”

Sonny’s Camp-N-Travel carries a brand mix including Grand Design RV, Thor and Forest River products. Sonny’s retailed more than 1,000 units in 2018. The business will continue to operate under the Sonny’s Camp-N-Travel brand name. The existing general managers, Justin Slusser and TJ Paulin will continue to lead their respective stores.

“We are excited to have Justin Slusser, TJ Paulin and all of Sonny’s associates join the RV Retailer team,” said John Rizzo, executive VP and CFO of RV Retailer. “We are excited about the growth prospects for Sonny’s business with this talented management team, excellent market locations, and strong product mix.”

“Our team is excited to enter into the Tyler, Texas, market with our 10th ExploreUSA location,” said Scott Chaney, CEO of ExploreUSA. “With a talented ExploreUSA team and strong brand mix led by Grand Design and Forest River Rockwood, we are well positioned to take advantage of growth opportunities in this market.”

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