RVIA announces RVX task force members

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RESTON, Va. — Members of an RV Industry Association member task force has been selected by RVIA Chairman Garry Enyart to explore a path forward for the RVX event, the association announced today.

The task force will specifically address how changes to the timing and location of RVX can increase participation and unity across all segments of the RV industry.

Members of the RVX Task Force include:

  • Piar Adams, Airxcel
  • Jack Cole, Lance
  • Ryan Elias, Triple E RV Brands/Leisure Travel
  • Brian Hazelton, Winnebago
  • Troy James, Thor Industries
  • Ellen Kietzmann, Blue Ox
  • Kevin McArt, Forest River
  • Trey Miller, Dometic
  • Mary Pouloit, Thetford
  • John Sammut, Newmar
  • Dan Shea, Gulfstream
  • Matt Zimmerman, Keystone

“I’m extremely pleased with the support the industry has shown in coming together to find a path forward for RVX,” said Enyart.

“RVX successfully accomplished its primary goal of providing a high-profile, signature media event that celebrated the RV industry and outdoor recreation lifestyle,” he explained.

“This dedicated team of industry leaders have a strong desire to explore options that will bring all segments of our industry together in a unified event that will highlight the innovation and appeal our products bring to the market,” said Enyart.

The RVX Task Force’s immediate goal is to collaborate together and build on the successful components of the RVX show, as well as to reach out to dealers and other industry stakeholders for input and guidance over the next few months.

RVX: The RV Experience has also announced its final audited attendance of 4,104 industry members with more 800 dealers and 239 media attending the event in Salt Lake City.

Earned media impressions to-date exceed over 400 million, with coverage from the Ellen Show, Backpacker Magazine, Fox & Friends, Gear Junkie, Forbes, Snews, Curbed and Motortrend TV, the association reported.

Promotional Kick-Off to Camping Season pieces, including digital and print content, will continue to be distributed throughout the spring and summer months by Go RVing media partners.

For more information or questions about the RVX Task Force, contact Liz Crawford, RVIA senior vice president of events, at lcrawford@rvia.org.

SOURCE: RV Industry Association bulletin

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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  • Frank Gilanelli says:

    At some point, sane people in the industry will realize that RVX was nothing more than a money grab for RVIA since its multi-million dollar cash cow called Louisville died.
    The super successful show in Elkhart offers the industry everything it needs. RVX was and still is DOA.

  • Paul C says:

    I don’t understand why the industry doesn’t entertain the possibility of conducting a “National Camp-Out” for actual retail RV customers who want to come, camp out, and see the latest and greatest our industry has to offer. Turn the now-dead RVX show into the SXSW of the RV industry, with concerts, displays, celebrities, and LOTS of CAMPERS.

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