Organizers for the 32nd Annual Fort Myers RV Show are reporting that the Jan. 26-29 event at the Lee Civic Center attracted just under 12,000 attendees. The show is hosted by Region 1 of the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA).
“Everyone I spoke with at the show was generally pleased with the buying interest the public had,” said FRVTA Region 1 President Tom Wegge, owner of Palm RV, in a press release. “Patron traffic was strong and despite an all-day rain event on Sunday of the show, we still had great attendance as well as strong sales. All dealers came away with many sales and outstanding leads they can follow up over the coming weeks.”
While not an attendance record, Show Manager Jack Carver was gratified the public responded so positively, especially with a stormy Sunday. “We worked hard to put on a quality event that created a buying situation for all participants,” he said. “But you can’t fight Mother Nature, and I’m thankful the show was successful.”
This year’s event featured 15 dealers displaying well over 600 new RV units of all types, styles and price ranges. The show also hosted 100 vendors selling everything from resort lots, insurance, permanent roof coatings, repair services and other enhancements for the RV lifestyle.
Wegge noted, “We are proud to offer dealers, vendors and patrons the best the RV industry has to offer and look forward to helping spread consumer interest in the RV lifestyle.”