Camping World Celebrates Grand Opening In Cocoa
By Derek Suomi // July 12, 2012
One-Stop Shopping For RV Enthusiasts
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – All that fanfare motorists may have noticed Wednesday morning was a celebration of a valuable new business in Central Brevard.
Camping World held its grand opening Wednesday morning at its new location right off of Interstate 95 at 4700 King Street in Cocoa.
Camping World is one of the nation’s largest recreational vehicle superstores with more than over 90 locations, selling about 3,500 new and used RVs each month.
At the Cocoa location there is an impressive stock of RVs available from pop-up trailers to luxury motor coaches, but what separates Camping World from its competitors is how it provides for all of the needs of the motor home enthusiast.
The store hosts an extensive array of merchandise from satellite TV systems to new batteries.
“Other RV stores might have some nuts and bolts and cleaning supplies and things like that. Our customers’ wants and needs are not just the RV, it’s everything. Our motto is we have all of your camping needs,” said Camping World Business Manager Skip Davis.
There is also a full service mechanic station making for convenient vehicle repairs while you shop.
Despite a challenging economy, Davis said that last year was actually the best year from a sales perspective that Camping World has ever had.
“The simple fact that I’ve learned over the years in this business is that if you have a family, you’re going to go on vacation,” Davis said “I’m from South Carolina and we used to say that you may not go to Disney World, but you always go to Myrtle Beach.”
Davis said that the appeal of providing your own lodging and the costs savings it entails has given the recreational vehicle in the long run an economic advantage.
“You also spend more time with the family because you’re all together,” Davis said.
Wednesday’s ribbon cutting at the new Cocoa store drew a large turnout and many members attended from the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Davis predicts the Camping World store will be a part of the area for years to come.
Camping World employs about 30 people at this location and Davis said ownership is eager to participate with local organizations by donating the use of RVs for events enriching the local community.