MARVAC Show Enjoys 20% Jump in Attendance
The Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show, sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles & Campgrounds (MARVAC), recorded over 11,000 in attendance representing a 20% increase over 2011. The show ran October 3-7 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.
According to a press release, 200 new recreation vehicles were on display, representing 50 brands, along with 30 booths featuring campgrounds, parts and accessories and lending institutions.
“We were pleased to see that the record RV show attendance we’re seeing in other shows across the country this fall, carried over to our show here in southeast Michigan,” MARVAC Director Bill Sheffer stated. “We’re anticipating a very strong 2013 in Michigan, with continued success in the RV industry overall.”
In Michigan, RV sales continue the upward trend as MARVAC reported that through July there has been an increase in new RV sales of 21.3%. This represents sales of 8,869 units, compared to 7,309 units at this time last year. The 8,869 unit figure is split into two categories—towables (8,361) and motorized (508), showing increases over 2011 of 21.9% and 13.4% respectively.
MARVAC also sponsors the Detroit Camper & RV Show in February, as well as shows in Battle Creek, Flint and Traverse City. For information on these shows, visit www.marvac.org.