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38 • RV PRO • February 2020 rv-pro.com But what does that mean? It really means the customer has a superior experience. That's incredibly important." Here's a brief rundown on the com- pany's acquisitions and expansions in the past two years: • April 27, 2018 – Campers Inn opens a new location in Acworth, Ga., featuring 16 service bays and a 20,000-square-foot showroom. • Sept. 19, 2018 – The dealership acquires Capital RV Centers in Bismarck and Minot, N.D., giving it two locations in the state. • Nov. 27, 2018 – The dealership acquires Madison RV Supercenter in Madison, Ala., and Southern RV Wholesale in Huntsville, Ala. • Dec. 13, 2018 – Campers Inn acquires service center Camping Connection in Myrtle Beach, S.C. • May 17, 2019 – The Campers Inn location in Raleigh, N.C., expands to a supercenter featuring a new 30,000-square-foot facility with a large showroom and 12 service bays. • May 20, 2019 – The acquisition of Dick Gore's RV World adds three locations across Florida and Georgia. • July 1, 2019 – Campers Inn of Fredericksburg, Va., moves to a larger site. • Nov. 4, 2019 – Campers Inn acquires Palmetto RV & Marine in South Carolina, increasing its total number of locations to 27. Jeff and Ben Hirsch say further expan- sion opportunities are in place, as well as updates to current locations. "We have some pretty exciting things that we'll be announcing throughout the year in our current markets," says Ben Hirsch. "But we're still growing in our markets and becoming more substantial – becoming a better trusted resource for the customer. There are several markets in particular for 2020 that, throughout the year, we'll have some pretty cool things coming out." Those plans don't seem to include what might be considered the next step for a company growing like Campers Inn RV: Going public. "I think that there's something to be said about a family business," says Jeff Hirsch. "And not to say that corporate business is bad … but I think that being a family business creates a certain amount of latitude for us. Our money is very patient. And I think patient money leads itself to making the decisions that are going to impact the company favorably." Expect those value-driven decisions to begin rolling out on Campers Inn's terms throughout the year. Campers Inn is very much a family-run business. Jeff Hirsch (seated) and Ben Hirsch (right) are shown with Jeff's son, Aaron (left), who works as an auditor for the dealership. Pictured in the painting behind them are Jeff Hirsch's parents, Arthur and Frances Hirsch, who founded the dealership in 1966. Four Point Motorhome EQ Smart-Leveling Systems Six Point 5th Wheel EQ Smart-Leveling Systems 800-846-9659 WWW.EQUALIZERSYSTEMS.COM 55169 CR 3 N, ELKHART, IN 46514 WE'LL GET YOU LEVEL IN MINUTES THIS VERSUS THAT THIS VERSUS THAT

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