SEATTLE, Wash. — As yet another positive sign the RV industry is experiencing unprecedented volume, growth and popularity, the Seattle RV Show, produced by the Manufactured Housing & RV Show Association reports record-breaking crowds, held Feb. 9-12, at the Century Link Field Event Center.
Attendance increased 12.9 percent over last year’s numbers with close to 18,000 people coming through the doors including innumerable kids of all ages. Saturday’s attendance alone was 23.91 percent larger than Saturday of last year.
The Seattle RV Show, sponsored again this year by WSECU, is popular with the entire family since there were numerous fun events scheduled just for the little ones including a roving band of pirates, a pirate treasure hunt, child-care activities and more, a release from the Manufactured Housing & RV Show Association reported. The adults too, were treated to a full palette of free seminars, including RV technical, lifestyle and safety topics, presented by RV industry experts and educators.
Over 400 different RVs were on display, presented by 21 different RV dealers, showcasing every type, style, size and price range of recreational vehicle. To answer specific questions, many RV manufacturers sent representatives to assist the dealers.
According to Dave Helgeson, show director of the MHRV Show Association, “The majority of those surveyed were attending their very first RV show. The attendees I spoke with liked the fact that the show offered so much more than just hundreds of RVs to scrutinize. They were eager to learn and took advantage of the multiple seminars and other educational activities. RV sales were brisk as evidenced by the sold signs posted on RVs throughout the show.”
In addition to the Seattle RV Show, the MHRV Association also produces the Puyallup RV Show in May. For information regarding all MHRV Show Association events, visit www.mhrvshows.com.
SOURCE: MHRV Association press release