The 11-member Metro RV Dealers Association (MRVDA) will hold its first spring show running Thursday (March 30) through Sunday at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.
”We’ve done (fall) shows for years,” said Mike Pearo, co-owner of Hilltop Camper and RV based in Fridley, Minn., who also serves MRVDA treasurer. ”We’ve been looking for a facility that can handle our type of show in the spring. This is the first time that it’s to going to be inside. This is quite new to us.”
Pearo said hooking up with the stadium, home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, was key to establishing the association’s first spring show.
”With the time of year, we could be snowed on, rained on or it could be nice. People are going to be pretty excited to be on the floor of the stadium,” he said.
Dealers will display more than 350 RVs — mostly towables — during the show. “There also will be a good representation of motorhomes,” Pearo said, noting the event is sponsored by Penn Cycle and Fitness and will feature local suppliers in addition to RV dealerships.
Pearo reported that the MRVDA is so certain that the show will be a success that it’s already booked the stadium for next year’s spring show. The MRVDA fall show, annually staged outdoors at the Anoka County Fairgrounds north of Minneapolis, also will continue.
Dealers participating are: Hilltop Camper and RV, Coates RV, Imperial Campers, Monticello RV Center, North Country RV, PleasureLand RV Center, Shorewood RV Center, RV World, Niemeyer RV Center, Lake Region RVs and Minneapolis Trailer.