The 51st Seattle RV Show, taking place Feb. 6-9 at CenturyLink Field Event Center, has been expanded to accommodate more units along with a full slate of informational seminars.
According to a press release, the largest gathering of dealers and exhibitors in years will be participating, displaying all of the latest RV models and accessories along with a manufactured home. Scheduled seminars include “Ask the Technician” and “The Essential RV Walk-Through, presented by the “RV Doctor” Gary Bunzer.
The mission of the the Seattle RV Show is to promote the RV lifestyle, “Creating Lifetime Memories” with families and friends. The last couple of years, the RV industry made a exceptional comeback, creating heightened enthusiasm and sales.
“The RV lifestyle is something that gets in your blood,” said Show Director Dave Helgeson of the Manufactured Homes Recreational Vehicles (MHRV) Association.“People love the freedom it gives to explore our country. Many have been holding back the past few years but we’re seeing a big turnaround and we feel the momentum will be stronger than ever in 2014!”
Show hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
The Manufactured Home and Recreational Vehicle Association’s (MHRVA) reported a near-record attendance for the 50th Annual Seattle RV Show, which took place Feb. 7-10 at CenturyLink Event Center.
This year’s show featured a travel trailer giveaway — a 23-foot Springdale from Keystone RV, valued at $18,995. Chad Alabe’s name was drawn from thousands of entrants. Out-going MHRV Association President LaDonna Kummerfeldt presented the keys to the prize (shown in photo at left).
“I have been attending The Seattle RV Show my entire life,” Alabe said. “I used to come down with my dad but we never bought anything. I was there again this year and entered my name and the rest is history! I never win anything and winning this trailer is truly a dream come true. My family will enjoy this gift for many years to come.”
Alabe and his wife have two young children and he was thrilled to find out that the Springdale had a bunk bed floorplan. “I’m sure there will be a competition between my two kids who gets to sleep on the top bunk!”
“The Keystone trailer giveway provided additional fun for all who attended this year’s show,” says Dave Helgeson, MHRV show director. “We are extremely excited for Chad and his family and are happy we could help them get started on creating a lifetime of memories.”
The MHRVA consists of manufacturers, dealers and vendor member organizations.
The 48th Annual Seattle RV Show will be held Feb. 10-13 at the Qwest Field Event Center in Seattle.
Dave Helgeson, show director, is optimistic that 2011 will be a strong year for the industry as pent-up demand for RVs is reflected in increased shipments and attendance at shows nationwide.
“Typically about 40% of our attendees are existing RV owners and 60% are people interested in buying or learning more about the RV lifestyle,” he said in a news release.
Helgeson has been RVing his entire life and overseeing the event since 1993.
“RVs really support the active Northwest lifestyle because there are so many diverse areas you can reach in a short amount of time. Whether you’re into snowmobiling, biking, camping or boating, an RV can get you and your equipment to a spot where you can enjoy your favorite activities.”
Produced by the Manufactured Home & RV Show Association (MHRV) for 48 years, the 2011 Seattle RV Show is a showcase for the RV industry, featuring hundreds of every type and size RV from the majority of regional dealers side by side all under one roof for easy comparison shopping.
Participating dealers and manufacturers are: Apache Camping Center, Blade Chevrolet & RV Center, Born Free Motorcoach Inc., Clearview RV Inc., Fife RV Center, Gonnason Boats & RV, Roy Robinson RV, RV World, Tacoma RV Center, Valley Auburn RV and Valley RV.
RV seminar topics will include:
- Volunteering in Washington state parks.
- Maintenance tips every RVer should know.
- Spare parts/key questions.
- Why invest in a 55+ RV/home community.
- Daily maintenance topics from Gary Bunzer, the “RV Doctor.”
For more information visit http://www.TheSeattleRVShow.com.