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MARVAC Show Sees 34% Bump in Attendance

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson checks out an RV at MARVAC show

The 36th Annual Flint Camper & RV Show, sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles & Campgrounds (MARVAC), showed a 34% increase in attendance from last year.

According to a press release, the March 14-17 event was marked by an “enthusiastic” mood among attendees, generating steady sales for RV dealers and vendors.

“The Flint RV Show, and the Flint market, have been great for our industry over the last three decades,” said Tim DeWitt, MARVAC executive director. “As we know, from an economic standpoint, this area of the state has been experiencing difficulties for a few years now. An increase in show visitors may be a good sign that Flint is on its way back. Both RV dealers and campgrounds experienced success with sales and reservations.”

Longtime RVer and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson made an appearance Friday to speak with dealers and attendees. MARVAC reported she was impressed with many of the luxury RVs on display.

DeWitt noted that even the inclement weather on Saturday did not impact attendance. “There was an energized atmosphere at the show, from dealers to campgrounds and attendees,” said DeWitt. “With spring right around the corner, it was clear that RVers and campers were gearing up for a wonderful season ahead.”

MARVAC is currently planning for its final winter show in Traverse City. For information on visit www.marvac.org.

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