The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 42nd National Trade Show Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Louisville, Ky., is expected to boast record numbers of exhibitors and attendees.
RVIA reports that 95 RV manufacturers and more than 300 supplier companies will display in 773,200 square feet of exhibit space, and as many as 13,300 industry officials and RV dealers are expected to preview products during the three-day event.
The show opens with the Outlook 2005 breakfast on Nov. 30, at the Executive West Hotel in Louisville. Doors open for Outlook 2005 with a sit-down breakfast at 6:15 a.m. and the program, hosted by RVIA Chairman of the Board Bruce Hertzke of Winnebago Industries, Inc., begins at 6:45 a.m.
Attendees can take advantage of several sales and product seminars offered throughout the show. On Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. in the second-floor ballroom of the KFEC, Finance and Insurance expert Jan Kelly will lead a seminar on assessing finance and insurance practices. Seminar fees include a full breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
On Dec. 1 and 2 at 8 a.m. in the same location, RV industry veteran Jim Carr will lead a complimentary seminar and breakfast on RV Distance Learning.
Tickets for the finance-and-insurance seminar can be purchased at the credentials desk in the Registration Arena Lobby. Distance Learning tickets can be picked up at the RVIA Education booth located across from the press office.
Hourlong proprietary seminars will be offered at no cost in Exhibit Hall 1A, South Wing Lobby, Corridor Room 109. 
The topics for Nov. 30 are:  “An Introduction to the Most Comprehensive Electronic Parts and Service Tools,” by DTI RV Parts & Appliances at 1 p.m.; “Supplemental Towed Vehicle Brake Methods and Products,” by SMI Manufacturing, Inc. at 2:30 p.m.; and “New Product Announcements and the Future Direction of Computing,” by Systems 2000, Inc. at 4 p.m. 
Scheduled for Dec. 1 are: “Valuable Wheel Maintenance Tips,” by Alcoa Wheel Products at 9:30 a.m; “All in One Navigation System” by Pioneer Electronics at 11 a.m.; “Various Methods of Selling F&I,” by Integrated Data Systems at 2 p.m.; and “The Future of Air Springs and Air Suspension Controls,” by Firestone Industrial Products at 3:30 p.m.
Topics for Dec. 2 include: “Air Ride Pin Box and Air Ride Center Point Suspensions,” by TrailAir Inc. at 10 a.m.; and “Networking: The Future of Onboard Power Management,” by Xantrex Technology at 11:30 a.m.
The show offers attendees one-on-one opportunities to learn more about local resources available to them.  RV dealers can stop by the Go RVing booth for information about tying into the Go RVing advertising campaign on a local level.  For information about RV technician learning opportunities and certification, attendees can stop by the RVIA Education booth.
For a full brochure of show activities and complete registration materials, contact RVIA’s Meetings and Shows Department at (703) 620-6003, ext. 330. The National RV Trade Show is open to the media but not to the public.