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Midwest RV Show Reports Gains in Dealer Sales

Posted By RVBusiness On August 13, 2013 @ 8:47 am In Breaking News | No Comments

Sales were up at the 58th Annual Midwest RV Super Show that concluded its four-day stay Sunday at the RV/MH Hall of Fame grounds in Elkhart, Ind. However, according to a report in the South Bend Tribune, attendance was just up about 100 people, to 4,100.

Matt Rose, director of recreation vehicles for the Indiana Manufacturing Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Industry Council (IMHA-RVIC), which puts on the show was pleased, even though he had hoped for an attendance of 5,000.

“The most important thing, the dealers are very happy,” Rose said Monday. “Nearly everybody there, in terms of the dealers, did very well. They sold a lot of units.”

Rose estimated that between 50 and 60 RVs were sold. A total of 13 dealers participated in the show with about 300 units of all types on display. More than 83% of all RVs are made in the Elkhart County area.

The largest attendance at the show was Saturday, with 1,700 people, but sales were flat that day, Rose said.

“A lot of people came out to look earlier in the week and Sunday they came out to buy,” Rose said. “We opened at 11 a.m. on Sunday and had a good push to about 3 p.m., which is typical for a Sunday.”

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