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SHOW REPORT: Traffic, Sales up in Spokane

January 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Another great crowd was reported from the 27th annual Inland Northwest RV Show and Sale, held Jan. 22-25 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center in Spokane, Wash. “The show went extremely well,” said the show’s manager, Steve Cody of Delcreek Productions Inc. “Hundreds of RVs were on display, both inside the fairgrounds and outside. We had around 13,000 people and sold at least 150 units during the show. It was the show’s best year ever.” Karyn Dietz, co-owner of Airstream of... Read more

SHOW REPORT: Toledo Show Best Since ’11

January 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Traffic was steady at the Toledo RV Show The 50th Annual Toledo Camp & Travel Family RV Show was packed with people throughout its three-day stay at the Seagate Convention Center in downtown Toledo. Sponsored by the Northwest Ohio RV Dealers Association, the Jan. 23-25 show featured more than 30 exhibitors including RV dealers displaying more than 100 units along with suppliers and campgrounds from Ohio and neighboring states. Dave Brown, the show’s coordinator, said he typically doesn’t... Read more

SHOW REPORT: Atlanta Show Posts Records

January 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Include the Atlanta Camping & RV Show on the list of early consumer shows reporting record attendance. Sponsored by the Metro Atlanta Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (MARVDA), the Atlanta RV Show ran Jan. 23-25 at the Atlanta Exposition Center South. Saturday (Jan. 24) was a record crowd and overall attendance topped last year’s gate, said the show’s manager, Bobby Smith. “We were really pleased with the attendance and with the quality of the consumers,” Smith told RVBUSINESS.com.... Read more

Optronics Completes Move to Goshen Facility

January 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

RV lighting supplier Optronics International enjoyed a “seamless transition” into its new Goshen, Ind., facility at the end of 2014, company officials told RVBUSINESS.com. Nancy Eaton, Optronics’ director of marketing, said the company never missed a day of shipments while moving personnel, product and operations from its Elkhart location to the new facility 20 minutes away in Goshen. Since then, business has “been going great.” “We started shipping out of the new facility in the first... Read more

NeXus Targets Class A Diesel Pusher Market

January 23, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

Bentley Class A diesel pusher by NeXus RV NeXus RV couldn’t have asked for a bigger splash when it dove into the Class A motorhome business with the debut of its first diesel pusher, an all-new, 34-foot Bentley, at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa. The Elkhart, Ind.-based factory-direct motorhome manufacturer ended up selling six of the 36-foot, rear-bedroom, four-slide coaches at the Tampa Show. The overwhelming response has prompted NeXus to double its production plans from one Bentley per week... Read more

SHOW REPORT: Buyers Drive Boston RV Expo

January 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Organizers for the Boston RV & Camping Expo termed the show “a rousing success,” noting an increase in attendance amplified by strong sales reports from exhibitors. “There were sold signs all over the place, and I’m not just talking the popups, we’re talking about the big motorhomes, too,” Barbara Pudney, vice president of Paragon Group Inc., told RVBUSINESS.com. Sponsored by the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA) and managed by Paragon, the Boston RV & Camping... Read more

Grand Design Honored as ‘Patriotic Employer’

January 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Gilbert Hodges and Grand Design co-owner Don Clark with Patriotic Employer award In a ceremony this morning (Jan. 20), Middlebury, Ind.-based Grand Design RV Co. was presented with a Patriot Award by the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense. The award declares Grand Design as a “Patriotic Employer” for its support of the U.S. National Guard and Reserve. The award was requested by Gilbert Hodges, a Grand Design employee who recently returned to working on the production line for the manufacturer’s... Read more

FRVTA’s Tampa SuperShow Was the ‘Best Ever’

January 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

RVers stream though displays at the Tampa Show With 63,234 people passing through the turnstiles, the 2015 Florida RV SuperShow recorded its best year ever in terms of attendance last week (Jan. 14-18) at the Florida State Fairgrounds, eclipsing the previous record of 56,953 established last year by the sponsoring Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) This news comes at a time when a host of other show organizers throughout the country are reporting similarly good news in terms of attendance and,... Read more

SHOW REPORT: Traffic Steady at Denver Show

January 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Good traffic and good sales were the common themes coming out of the Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show, Jan. 7-10 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The show featured more than 300 units from 16 dealers and was sponsored by GS Media & Events, a division of Good Sam Enterprises LLC, which owns and operates 17 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout North America. “I don’t have final numbers from the box office yet, but I think we had about 23,000 people for attendance. Last... Read more

Arrow Distributing to Host Exhibitor Showcase

January 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Arrow Distributing Inc., a key RV parts and accessories supplier, is expecting a large turnout for its 2015 Exhibitor Showcase, Jan. 28-29 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. “It’s past our deadline and we’re still getting more dealers registering. We’re definitely going to have more people attending than we did last year. We’re real excited about it and we think it’s going to be one of the best shows yet,” said Andrea Mullin, who works at the family-owned company... Read more

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