An era has come to a close. Tom Raper RVs is now Camping World.
The Palladium Item reported that commercials will no longer urge customers, via a catchy jingle, to “save today the Tom Raper way” at its Richmond, Ind., location on Williamsburg Pike at Exit 149A.
Representatives of Camping World covered and removed Tom Raper RVs signs at the dealership Friday (March 27), making it public that the sale of the 50-year-old recreational dealership had been finalized.
A Camping World banner also went up on the main building on the southwest corner of Tom Raper Way and Rich Road.
David Bane, who owned Tom Raper RVs for about 13 years, signed an agreement in January to sell the dealership to Camping World, a national recreational vehicle sales and service company. Bane said the sale paperwork was finalized Friday.
The sale includes the original Tom Raper RVs location in Richmond, along with locations in Fairfield, Ohio, near Cincinnati and London, Ohio, near Columbus. The closest Camping World location is in Greenwood, Ind.
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