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RV Business: Date set for 2017 Elkhart Open House

(April 20, 2017) -- In what has become an annual rite of early fall, the 2017 Elkhart RV Open House will be held the week of Sept. 18 to 22 around the north side boulevards of the RV-building center of Elkhart, Ind., spokesmen for Forest River told RV Business today. Read More »

OPINION: It’s time to combine shows

(Dec. 8, 2015) -- Combining shows by offering a full range of dealer training, plus networking opportunities to meet with suppliers, meetings with manufacturers and the ability to look at acres of new products would be a HUGE plus for the RV industry. It’s the only way to ensure the viability of a giant all-industry show. Read More »

OPINION: Open house was exciting, but smaller event

(Sept. 25, 2015) -- Granted, I didn't spend a lot of time out and about in the displays because we had a steady stream of people coming into my motorhome to record podcasts at the open house, but attendance seemed down to me. Perhaps the displays were scattered over larger areas, or the tents were bigger, but seating was plentiful at this year's bigger event. Read More »

New Elkhart Open House location helps Roadtrek

(Oct. 3, 2014) -- "We're up about 50 percent compared to four years ago," said Cassidy. "RV manufacturers are building products with a higher-end look that gives these motorhomes a jazzed up, sexy look inside. It's attracting a different type of buyer who may never have considered the versatility of a smaller motorhome." Read More »

Negotiating at the Elkhart RV Open House

(Sept. 18, 2014) -- Negotiations are taking place at the Elkhart Open House this week. It is a time for RV makers to enterain dealers and encourage them to place next year's orders earlier to give factories more work during a slow time of year. In exchange, the manufacturers offer dealers discounts. Read More »

4,000 RV dealers will attend Open House

(Sept. 16, 2014) -- RV industry executives and politicians gathered briefly Monday afternoon ahead of the Elkhart County Open House to talk about how the show has grown into a North American event. More than 4,000 employees of RV dealers in North America are expected to attend the event. Read More »

Dealers enjoy new Thor Motor Coach additions

(Sept. 16, 2014) -- Thor Motor Coach is receiving good feedback from dealers for their 2014 Made to Fit models. Included this year are the Axis and Vegas lines, an expansion of the Outlaw, and new Four Winds and Chateau 35SF. Read More »

Winnebago outlines open house display

(Sept. 16, 2014) -- Every Winnebago trailer and fifth wheel model will be on display at this event. In addition, the company will be introducing four new models. The company will also introduce a new platinum Minnie with gel coat fiberglass. Read More »

Open house provides huge boost to Elkhart economy

(Sept. 15, 2014) -- Since it started six years ago, the event has exploded into a major regional trade show involving 60 RV manufacturers and suppliers and more than 4,000 dealer attendees, said Thompson. Dicor CEO Gregg Fore said the impact is the equivalent of adding 100 full-time jobs to the local economy. Read More »