After last year’s inaugural New Jersey RV Dealers Association (NJRVDA) Fall RV Expo exceeded attendance and sales forecasts, the organization said it will host its second expo at First Energy Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies affiliate Lakewood Blue Claws, on Oct. 7-9.
The NJRVDA said it discovered that in today’s economy, “power in numbers is the way to go with RV shows.” With an increased awareness and budget, the association is determined to “make this event the best of its kind on the East Coast.”
“We are not in the trade show business; therefore we want to promote the RV business in the same manner as we sell our products. They are the most cost-efficient, and they offer safe vacations for families,” said NJRVDA President Walter Hynes. “Consumers want to see, touch and price many brands before they purchase, and this show will offer that, with over 300 models in one location.”
Tim Waters, NJRVDA vice president added, “Our manufacturers are motivated by increased production orders from dealers, and each dealer has worked closely with these RV companies to keep the lines moving and, in turn, offer the buying public great value for their money.”
NJRVDA reported that this year’s event will feature many lightweight towables, including fold-down campers, travel trailers, fifth-wheels and van campers, along with Class C and Class A motorhomes — both gas and diesel – from all the major manufacturers. Also on hand will be increased numbers of booth vendors with campground information, insurance, tow vehicles and many other products. Parts and accessory vendors will also display at the show.
“Our goal is to double both attendance and sales this year by offering the most reasonably priced admission and best bargains available,” said Hynes. “The feedback from consumers after last year was rewarding, and now we know that we can compete with any show in the region.”