RVIA’s 2005 California RV Show is underway and, according to organizers, this year’s running is the largest in the 54-year history of the event with more than 224 exhibitors displaying the latest in RVs, products and accessories across nearly 1.2 million feet of exhibit space.
The 10-day show, running Oct. 13-22 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., is expected to draw more than 40,000 consumers as well as 2,000 dealers and industry officials.
Attendees will have a lot to see with a vast 20 acres of displays showcasing nearly 2,000 motorhomes, travel trailers, folding camping trailers and truck campers and other RV types.
“The California RV Show keeps getting bigger and better each year,” said Marsha McInnis, RVIA’s western show director. “It gives both seasoned RVers as well as those just developing an interest the opportunity to see an incredible number of vehicles and learn more about RV ownership.”
In addition to the thousands of RVs on display, there is also a series of free daily seminars to help prospective RVers learn more about the lifestyle.
RV travel experts Joe and Vicki Kieva are hosting two sessions – “RV Travel and Camping Tips” and “How to Choose and RV.” The couple has 38 years of RVing experience and authored several popular “how-to” books.
Also scheduled is a “Yes, You Can Drive an RV” seminar from noted RV driving instructor Dick Reed that teaches people to drive an RV safely and confidently.
The California RV Show also features live entertainment, on-site radio broadcasts and sweepstakes with RV grand prizes, including a folding camping trailer from Jayco and two sport utility travel trailers from Weekend Warrior.