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The Midwest RV and Camping Supershow, now in its second day at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., is expected to eventually draw more than 7,500 consumers from across the region to see 220 RVs for sale, according to the South Bend Tribune.
Celebrating its 50th year, the four-day show, which occupies the university’s Joyce Athletic and Convention Center Center, is buoyed by the robust industry performance of recent months, despite the overcast weather that plagued the event’s first day.
“Our aspirations are high,” Rob Reid, owner of Elkhart-based Great Lakes RV Center, told the Tribune.
Reid brought 34 units to the Joyce Center, the largest inventory of the 14 dealers attending the show.
“We’ve got a lot of good product here,” Chris Huffer, vice president of sales and marketing for Elkhart-based Hart City RV, told Elkhart Truth.
Among the highlights of the show is a display by the RV/MH Heritage Foundation Hall of Fame that features two vintage RVs: a 1954 Shasta travel trailer and a 1957 Serro Scotty.
Significantly, the 15-foot Shasta trailer was built in Van Nuys, Calif., in the inaugural year of the Supershow.
The show is scheduled to run through Sunday, Aug. 15.