The history of "PitStop Camper" began in 1985 with the birth of "MERLINI GAS IN BOMBOLE" in Scandicci - FI; the operational headquarters were located in Via Tiziano 4/R, 50018 Scandicci - FI and the activity was classified as: methane and LPG gas, in cylinders and for tanks.

Subsequently, following a change in the company name, the business was transformed into "MERLINO GAS E CARAVAN". Over the years, the increase in demand for gas cylinders for domestic and camper use, as well as for spare parts and accessories for campers and caravans, has allowed the company to develop in the local economic fabric as "CAMPER WORLD SAS" by moving to via di Scandicci 310/A, 50141 - Florence.

Leonardo Niccoli, after having worked as an employee in an industrial analysis and testing laboratory in Prato and having carried out the activity of sales agent on behalf of a national company producing products and services in the fire prevention sector, took the opportunity in 2017 to take over in the management of the business limited at that time to only the physical store; Thus was born "PIT STOP CAMPER by Leonardo Niccoli".

Considering that the physical store alone cannot have sufficient visibility for the development necessary for the company, in particular for the "accessories and spare parts for campers and caravans" sector, at the beginning of 2018 the e-commerce through which visibility is given to the company on the national territory. Following numerous requests from foreign customers, in 2021 the e-commerce is translated into 5 languages, expanding sales to EU countries, achieving immediate success in particular with the offer of specialized spare parts for technical items.

Throughout history people have changed but the passion for this sector has remained unchanged.


Offer a point of reference in the area to users of recreational vehicles and end users of gas equipment, in order to accompany them in the purchasing process first online and then in store, through the resolution of problems related to the identification of the need, the search for information, to the evaluation of technical alternatives, up to after-sales.

Our business idea therefore starts from the idea of integration between "brick and mortar" (literally bricks and mortar) used in marketing to distinguish companies that operate according to a traditional business model (physical shop) from those that adopt a integrated business defined as "click and mortar" (literally click and mortar) consisting of the online channel and the physical store.

We are working to make the specifications of the products offered for sale online more and more comprehensive, accompanying the product sheet with more images and information that allow an informed purchase. The presence of a physical store where customers can personally collect the ordered product eliminating shipping costs, further delve into product aspects or undefined details, identify the right spare part for their device by booking its purchase, we believe can be considered mutual benefit.