(Dec. 6, 2013) — A total of 7,751 people attended this year’s event, up 93 people or 1 percent compared to the final 2012 attendance figures. Attendance by “buyers” — RV dealers, accessory store owners, campground owners and warehouse distributors — had been off 4 percent for the first two days, but closed out at -3 percent.
(Dec. 5, 2013) — “Through the second day of show, we are very pleased with how the event is going,” said Bill Baker, RVIA senior director of communication. “A 1 percent increase in overall attendance is good news. But, more importantly, we are encouraged by the level of sales activity at the exhibits and the general mood of people at the show.”
(Dec. 5, 2013) — The iconic American vacation machine is experiencing an uptick in popularity, reports the Goshen News. The article quotes executives from Winnebago, Monaco and Newmar.
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 …
The strong performance of the RV market will continue in 2014, RVIA President Richard Coon told attendees at the 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. .
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.
(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.”
(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.
(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.”
(Nov. 19, 2013) — “Outlook 2014: Everywhere” will kick off the RV Industry Association’s 51st National RV Trade Show Dec. 3 with an energizing multi-media program that offers an overview of the industry’s successes over the past year as well as a look at the industry’s promising future.
(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.
(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.”
(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.”
(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 MMQB.com site
(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.
(Oct. 28, 2013) — “This new platform really enhances the accessibility and convenience for techs readying themselves for certification which is vitally important in today’s RV market where there never seems to be any down time. As we are all aware, a well-functioning technician training effort is a key element in the overall health of the RV industry.”