TRVA Reports Record Gate for Southwest Show

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October 21, 2013 by   Comments Off on TRVA Reports Record Gate for Southwest Show

The Texas Recreational Vehicle Association’s (TRVA) 2013 Southwest RV Supershow concluded on Sept. 15 with the largest attendance to date. According to a press release, over 10,800 people attended the four-day show this year with RVs covering over 350,000 square feet of Dallas Market Hall.

The event featured over 400 all new RVs displayed by 17 dealers, a huge vendor exhibition center and relevant seminars from some of the best RV and camping experts in the United States. TRVA reported that “it was truly one of the most successful shows ever held in Texas, which ranks as the currently as the No. 1 state for new RV sales in the U.S.”

Ed Wilkins, show chairman since 1995, commented, “The show validates the trend that we see across the U.S. The RV industry is healthy and growing as more and more consumers discover the affordability and benefits of RVing. Whether it’s the hassle free travel, escaping the routine of every-day life, spending time with friends and enjoying nature, or taking days creating some magical family memories that will never be forgotten, there are so many reasons to own an RV.”

Phil Elam, TRVA executive director, added, “We are so very happy with the show this year. Everything was near perfect. The weather cooperated and we had four beautiful days of fall Texas weather with clear skies and moderate temperatures. Our dealers had the spectrum of RVs covered from the smallest towable to beautiful Class A custom motorcoaches. The most interesting trend that we observed is the continuing growth of young families attending the show and buying RVs. That’s where today’s and tomorrow’s real growth lies.”

Dealers participating in this year’s show included:  Ancira Travel Villa, Bennett’s Camping Center, Best Value RV Sales and Service, ExploreUSA RV Supercenter, Fun Town RV Super Store, Holiday World of Dallas, Lake Fork RV, May’s RV, McClain’s RV SuperStores, National Indoor RV Center, Nichol’s RV Center, RenDel RV Sales, RV-Max, Traylor Motor Homes, United RV, Vogt RV Center and Western Campers.

The TRVA’s 2014 Southwest RV Supershow will be held September 11-14 at Dallas Market Hall.

For information, contact TRVA Director of Special Events Mary Claire Campos at (512) 327-4514 or visit or

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