While most of the estimated 4,000 RV dealer personnel attending the 10th annual Elkhart RV Open House Sept. 18-21 are well aware of the locations of the trade show’s two “cornerstone” displays — the mammoth exhibits by Forest River Inc. at the company’s Dynamax Corp. site on County Road 6 and the equally impressive spread of Thor Industries Inc. divisions at the RV/MH Hall of Fame — the main streets of Elkhart, Ind., will be awash in new 2018 recreational vehicles.
In fact, the amount and location of OEM displays — nearly three dozen manufacturers are participating, including builders from as far away as California, Iowa and Oklahoma — can be overwhelming.
That’s why again this year RVBUSINESS.com has included its exclusive 2017 Elkhart RV Open House map on its home page. By clicking on the box on the right side, RV retailers can instantly see where each manufacturer has set up for the nearly weeklong event.
More than simply ascertaining each location, however, the interactive map also includes all pertinent information. By hovering your computer cursor over each identified site, a box appears with the company name, location, dates and hours of display and an accompanying company phone number.
Along with manufacturer display information, the exclusive map — sponsored by Thor Motor Coach — also provides details on the growing number of RV suppliers hosting dealers at various venues. And, for those retailers who need to “talk shop” away from the open-air extravaganza, the map includes the whereabouts of several dozen noteworthy restaurants in and around Elkhart, well worth a visit.