More than 1,400 new RVs will roll into the Giant Center parking lot in Hershey, Pa., as the Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA) prepares for the 51st Annual America’s Largest RV Show, Sept. 9-15.
Forty-five manufacturers are participating in the show this year, including several new exhibitors such as Northern Lite, Intech Trailers and Regency RV will have displays at the show. Overall, America’s Largest RV Show covers just over 1million square feet, an increase of 8,202 square feet from 2018.
“We are very pleased to have a sold out show again this year,” said Heather Leach, PRVCA executive director, in a press release, noting that online ticket sales are going well and the association anticipates a similar crowd to the nearly 60,000 attendees last year. “This is a great opportunity for the industry to see the new 2020 models, talk to the manufacturer representatives, and network. The education lineup is excellent this year, so make sure your techs get registered for the training they need.”
Industry Days are set for Sept. 9-10 while Sept. 9 is an Education Day. PRVCA members can attend training sessions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free as part of their member benefits. Monday sessions include electricity training with Mike Sokol; Suburban water heater training from AirXcel; Cummins generator and engine maintenance and repair; “The Attitude of Troubleshooting,” presented by The RV Doctor Gary Bunzer; and Automated Marketing presented by Alice Buchman Creative Design.
On Sept. 10, the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) will host a networking breakfast from 8-9 a.m. The show opens for a special “Dealer Day Preview” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and education training sessions continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday education sessions include furnace troubleshooting and performance from Dometic; servicing RV axles, spring suspensions and electric braking systems, presented by Bill Snider of Dexter Axle; “The Attitude of Troubleshooting” presented by Bunzer; Norcold gas refrigerators; Keller Marine distributor showcase; and new sales techniques from Randy Sobel, Sobel University. For more information on these training sessions and to register, visit largestrvshow.com.