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RV Dealers Report Good Results at North Carolina Show

September 18, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The 8th Annual North Carolina Fall RV Show & Sale, which took place last weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum, boasted increased attendance and strong sales.

This year’s sale attracted numerous RV enthusiasts optimistic about the economy and ready to purchase their next RV, according to a news release from the sponsor, Affinity Events. The low prices on new 2009 and 2010 RVs along with special tax deductions for qualified buyers brought thousands of attendees to the sale.

“The majority of the dealers participating in the show reported having met their sales goals and they were all very happy with the quality of traffic throughout the show,” said  Anthony Tedesco, show manager. “With all the discouraging news we are seeing about the economy, we were excited to have so many people come to the sale intent on making a purchase. It was great to see the dealers do so well.”

Steve Plemmons, president and CEO of Bill Plemmons RV World, reported strong sales and plenty of great interest from show attendees around one of his newest offering, the KZ RV Sportsmen Classic, a retro-design travel trailer retailing at $4,995.

“Attendees were very excited about the KZ model and its great price. We were even able to sell a few on the spot at the show,” reported Plemmons.

Plemmons wasn’t the only dealer who did well. Alan Good, sales manager with the RV Superstore, also reported strong sales. “We were also able to talk face-to-face with a lot of people, avid RV enthusiasts as well as people who were looking at purchasing their very first RV,” he said. “That is something that we really enjoy about participating in events with Affinity. We always expand our reach and meet lots of new potential customers at the sale.”

According to Jeff Haughton, vice president of Affinity Events, the success of the sale can be credited, in part, to the strong connections Affinity creates with RV enthusiasts through its many clubs, services, media outlets and events. “Affinity is proud to produce sales events that play an important role in the process of getting loyal RV enthusiasts behind the wheel of the RV of their dreams,” Houghton said.

Bill Plemmons RV World also premiered the first ever “green” RV on the market, the Evergreen Ever-Lite. The Ever-Lite is revolutionizing the RV industry through the use of composite materials (rather than traditional wood products) to help eradicate formaldehyde and out gassing to make a healthier, more environmentally sound RV. The model is also much more resistant to water leaks and rotting, which makes for much a higher resale value in the long run, an important feature for many buyers.

RV enthusiasts throughout North Carolina and the surrounding regions will have one more opportunity to take advantage of discounts on a new RV before the summer ends at The Charlotte Fall RV Show & Sale. The event will take place Sept. 25-27 at The Park (formerly Charlotte Merchandise Mart).

For a complete list of exhibitors and additional show information, visit www.agievents.com or call (800) 441-0013.

Affinity Events is a subsidiary of Affinity Group Inc., publisher of RVBusiness and RVBUSINESS.COM.

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