Organizers for the Quartzsite RV Show, which wrapped up yesterday (Jan. 27) after a nine-day run, said that numbers were up from a year ago.
“Attendance was up from last year,” said promoter Kenny King, “but not what it was years ago.”
RVtravel.com reported that Vendors, about 350 all together, most of them in a 63,000-square-foot tent two football fields long, offered mixed reports.
This year’s sole RV dealer, Paul Evert’s RV County, was happy with the event, where brisk sales were about half towables and half motorhomes. “Sales were good, but they can always be better,” said GM Jim Hardy.
“Our sales were better than the last two years combined,” said Eric Davis of Eric’s RV Performance Center, who has attended for 18 years.
“I think attendance was up from last year, and our sales were up,” said Daryl Lawrence of Lawrence RV Accessories.
Len Bunts, owner of RV Special Things which sells LED lights noted, “Our sales were down about 45% this year,” he said, “but it’s probably because there were 22 booths selling LED lights. There were 17 last year and 12 the year before that.”
Harvest Host’s Don and Kim Greene, attending for their third year, thought crowds were off from last year. Mark Silver of Industrial Lock and Hardware said his sales passed last year’s halfway through the show.
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