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

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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  • I know the dealer numbers are a bit down, but we talked to many more than in the past couple of years. It was great!

  • Greg Gerber says:

    Everyone does appear to be super excited about the coming year. I think the dealer principals are here, but I don’t think they are bringing a lot of their staff.

    Editor, RV Daily Report

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