OUTDOOR retailer Camping World is closing at least six locations nationwide this month.
With some stores already closed and others still open for a few more days, customers are changing their RV purchasing and camping plans.
Shoppers at one of the closing locations in Amarillo, Texas, were greeted with a sign on the door directing customers to the closest location – two hours away in Lubbock.
Similar distances await brand loyal customers in several other states.
The Amarillo location, another location in Marion, Illinois, and two locations in Idaho will close on October 27.
The Camping World closest to the closing Marion store is over two hours away in Wentzville, Missouri, on the other side of St. Louis.
To the south and east, the closest location is in Kentucky, three hours away.
Marion’s location didn’t last long and opened in September 2019.
According to an employee who posted on Facebook, store employees only learned of the closure less than three weeks in advance.
In Garden City, Idaho, outside Boise, Camping World has closed its RVs.com showroom and separate RV repair shop.
An employee confirmed the closures to the Idaho Statesman.
Luckily for Gem State residents, Camping World has another location just 11 miles away in Meridian, Idaho.
Customers only have a few days to say goodbye to their local stores known for their recreational vehicles.
These aren’t the only Camping World locations closing this month.
Another location in Hermantown, Minn., outside Duluth, closed Oct. 20.
A store in Kenosha, Wisconsin, also closed the same day.
Many retail chains across the country have closed their stores in recent months.
Fast food chain KFC recently caused a stir by closing eight stores in one state.
The chain abruptly closed many of its restaurants in Louisiana.
ShopRite announced it would close a number of stores in New York.
Five of the grocery chain’s stores will close by early December.
Executives at ShopRite’s parent company, Wakefern, blamed lower-than-expected profits for the closure.
A popular Denver bookstore chain is closing its doors.
Fashion retailer Express recently closed a store in San Francisco.