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Overall attendance up, but dealer participation down in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Attendance is up at the National RV Trade Show, but dealer participation is down 3.3 percent, according to figures released today by the National RV Trade Association. A total of 6,836 people were registered on opening day of the three-day event taking place at the Kentucky Expo Center. Last year’s opening day attracted 6,710 people. The attendance broke down as follows: Attendee Type 2012 2013 RV Dealer 2,281 2,206 Accessory Store 174 137 Campground Owner 14 15 Warehouse Distributor 72 57 Press – Advertising 1 12 Press – Editorial 49 53 Finance 59 50 Manufacturer Exhibitor 1,593 1,644 Non-Member Manufacturer 47 22 Supplier Exhibitor 1,835 1,989 Non-Member Supplier 308 288 Non-Exhibiting Manufacturer 18 20 Non-Exhibiting Supplier 145 178 Manufacturer’s Agent 16 30 Association Guest 98 131 Foreign Association Guest 0 4 TOTAL 6,710 6,836                   SOURCE: RV Industry Association Read More »

Outlook 2014: Have RVs ‘everywhere’

The RV industry opened its 51st National RV Trade Show at “Outlook 2014: Everywhere” an informative, entertaining program that laid out details of the industry’s prospects for 2014 and provided an update on advertising and public relations efforts. Read More »

Surging RV industry gathers for National RV Trade Show

(Dec. 2, 2013) -- “This year’s show demonstrates the strength of our industry’s recovery,” said RVIA President Richard Coon. “Shipments are up, employment is up, and optimism is up because our industry has shown its resilience. Louisville offers a one-stop site where attendees can see our industry’s best products, meet colleagues, and, most importantly, conduct business.” Read More »

RV shipments race forward

(Nov. 27, 2013) -- RV shipments to retailers raced ahead in October, climbing 29.3 percent ahead of the previous month and were 16.6 percent greater than the same month last year, the RV Industry Association announced today. Read More »

RV industry sees continued growth, says GE Capital

(Nov. 21, 2013) -- "In spite of the country's political gridlock, the improving economy helped the RV industry overall and contributed to double-digit growth for RV manufacturers," said Hyland. "At the dealer level, inventory metrics are very healthy." Read More »

Project Terry to be on display at RVIA show

(Nov. 15, 2013) -- Tapping into a growing trend of RV enthusiasts who are restoring and renovating old RVs is the concept behind Project Terry, which will be on display at the National RV Trade Show, Dec. 3-5, 2013 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Read More »

Warning: Kicking the same old can too long can damage your health

(Nov. 14, 2013) -- The only reason I’m doing a “semi-rant” in an industry publication is that if we don’t resolve “governing by crisis” and put our financial affairs in order, it will eventually and negatively affect our industry. We’re “bullet resistant” as an industry, not “bullet proof.” Regardless of what happens on the spending/debt limit issues in January and February, within reason, our industry is going to continue to healthily grow. I just don’t want to see us get forced to “settle for a field goal." Read More »

RVIA launches pilot program to boost RV tech training

(Nov. 1, 2013) -- “We are very excited about the potential of this program to invigorate our RV service tech training efforts,” said Hopkins. “RV dealerships are busy throughout the year now and can’t afford to send techs away for periods of time for training. New ways have to be found to get this important training to the dealerships, and we think offering training on site is the way to go.” Read More »

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King joins Outlook 2014 program

(Oct. 31, 2013) -- Go RVing teamed with Sports Illustrated to provide King with a Jayco Precept Type A motorhome for his Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB) Training Camp Tour this summer. He and other Sports Illustrated writers and staffers enjoyed a three-week RV odyssey that visited 19 training camp sites. Along the way, King and other writers wrote and blogged about their RV adventures in addition to their normal football reporting on the widely-read site Read More »

RVIA offers registration information for National RV Trade Show

(Oct. 31, 2013) -- Show attendees have until Nov. 8 to submit requests for show credentials and have the badges mailed to them. Attendees submitting their badge requests after Nov. 8 but before Nov. 18 will be able to pick up their badges at the show. After Nov. 18, attendees will need to register on site. Read More »