Monday, September 22, 2008

Setting up camp

Setting up camp
Construction rolls along at new Camping World site
By Reporter Staff
Article Launched: 09/21/2008

Heavy equipment crews work at the construction site of Camping World in Vacaville recently. The new RV and outdoor store will open in January. (Rick Roach/The Reporter)

Construction on a new Camping World location in Vacaville is moving on schedule, say developers. The project was approved by the Vacaville Planning Commission earlier this year and Claudia Ryan-Mosley, representing Camping World developer Oppidan Investment Company, said the store owners are "excited to get up and running."

The new Camping World store will occupy two parcels totaling 8.6 acres. The facility will feature a 2.8-acre RV display area, in addition to a one-story, nearly 36,000-square-foot retail, service and office building. About 85 percent of the location's inventory will be new while 15 percent will be used.

"Camping World sells RVS but also all the camping equipment and accessories to go with it," explained Ryan-Mosley. "They are the largest distributor of such equipment in the country."

The site will offer 134 parking spaces, and access will be from a driveway on Quinn Road.

The developers hope to have the facility open in January.

"We were able to gain some ground on construction because the weather has been cooperative," said Ryan-Mosley, who noted that walls will be going up soon.

She credited that progress to general contractor at the site, Hilbers Construction of Yuba City, as well as to the staff of the city of Vacaville.

"Construction standards are high in California and the city has been very helpful and cooperative," she said.