A record amount of display space – 934,000 square feet – has been reserved by manufacturers for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 52nd Annual California RV Show Oct. 15-24 in Pomona, Calif.
The Pomona Show also is expected to draw record crowds and could top 40,000 visitors for the first time.
Mary “Mike” Hutya, RVIA vice president for meetings and shows, said so far up to 1,100 units were expected to be displayed at the Pomona Fairplex by 56 manufacturers.
Last year, manufacturers booked 740,000 square feet of space, and the 37,898 people who attended represented a 9.2% increase over 2002.
“We anticipate a 6% increase in attendance this year, but that might be conservative,” Hutya said.
Because of the show’s size and the expected crowd, she said, RVIA will run shuttles to nearby parking during the entire show instead of only on weekends.
The RVIA board in June approved an additional $20,000 – for a total of $490,000 – to advertise and publicize the show.