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MARVAC Reports Good Show, Elects New Officers

November 9, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

MARVAC RV Show logoThe Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) successfully wrapped up the 20th Annual Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show in Novi, Mich., at the Rock Financial Showplace on Oct. 4 with a 40% increase in attendance, making the show the best attended fall show since 2003.

“Many dealers noted a significant amount of first time RV show visitors who showed interest in everything, including diesel pusher motorhomes,” MARVAC reported in its current newsletter. “Campground representatives with booths in the show reported a surprising number of visitors who actually made reservations for next season. The parts and accessories section also received an abundance of traffic, with special interest in new satellite and Internet reception products specifically.”

MARVAC Director Bill Sheffer was encouraged by the upbeat mood of visitors. “It’s been a difficult economic year, especially in Michigan, and to see the number of potential buyers and camping enthusiasts at this year’s show helps bring the whole industry’s attitude up a level.”

 The Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show featured over 200 new recreation vehicles on display including folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers, truck campers and fifth wheel travel trailers. The show also featured booths showcasing parts and accessories, campground information, on site RV financing, RV rentals, an outdoor display of new RVs and a special “green” RV display sponsored by General RV and Winnebago.

Meanwhile, the association elected the following officers for the upcoming year:

  • President Jon Caswell, Caswell RV.
  • Vice President Gene Cronin Sr., Forest River Inc.
  • Treasurer Scott Dodge, General RV Center.
  • Secretary Dave Haylett, Haylett North Country Auto & RV.

The complete 2009-2010 MARVAC board of directors consists of: Caswell;  Cronin; Doyle Dennings, Covenant Hills Camp; Dodge; Haylett; Dave Rochette, Westland Camping Center; Bob Rohn, Lake of Dreams; Derek Watson, Nature & Me RV; and Jerry Weller, Assurant Solutions.

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Michigan RV Show Attendance Up 40%; Highest Since 2003

October 8, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

MARVAC RV Show logoThe Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) successfully wrapped up the 20th Annual Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show in Novi, Mich., at the Rock Financial Showplace last weekend with a 40% increase in attendance, making the show, which an from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, the best attended Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show since 2003.

Many dealers noted a significant number of first time RV show visitors who showed interest in everything, including diesel pusher motorhomes, according to a MARVAC news release. Campground representatives with booths in the show reported a surprising number of visitors who actually made reservations for next season. The parts and accessories section also received an abundance of traffic, with special interest in new satellite and Internet reception products specifically.

MARVAC Director Bill Sheffer was encouraged by the upbeat mood of visitors. “It’s been a difficult economic year, especially in Michigan, and to see the number of potential buyers and camping enthusiasts at this year’s show helps bring the whole industry’s attitude up a level.”

The Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show featured over 200 new recreation vehicles on display including folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers, truck campers and fifth wheel travel trailers. The show also featured booths showcasing parts and accessories, campground information, on site RV financing, RV rentals, an outdoor display of new RVs and a special “green” RV display sponsored by General RV and Winnebago.

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20th Annual MARVAC RV Show Set to Start Sept. 30

September 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

marvac-rv-show-logoThe Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 20th Annual Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Mich. 

Over 200 new recreation vehicles will be on display, including folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers, truck campers and fifth-wheel travel trailers, according to a news release. Special discounts include folding campers from $4,999, trailers from $8,999 and motorhomes from $49,999. 

Booths featuring parts and accessories, campground information, on-site RV financing and RV rentals make this the complete RV show experience. This year’s show will also feature an outdoor display of new RVs for an even bigger selection.

The grand prize giveaway at the show will be the Ultimate MIS Race Experience package from Michigan International Speedway. The package includes tickets, camping and VIP access (valued at nearly $3,000).

Show hours are  weekdays 2 to 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The show is sponsored by MARVAC, a member organization representing all aspects of the camping and RV industries.

For more information, call (517) 349-8881 or visit marvac.org.

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