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Two key RVIA-sponsored shows are setting new records for exhibit space, according to the industry’s trade association.
The 52nd California RV Show, slated for Oct. 15-24 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., has allocated space to 58 manufacturers and 112 suppliers covering a total 960,265 square feet – over 130,000 more square feet than last year.
Space allocations for The National RV Trade Show, scheduled for Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 in Louisville, Ky., have topped 687,538 square feet, representing a 2% increase in space over 2003.
The California RV Show annually attracts more than 30,000 attendees, offering consumers a variety of RV care, use and travel seminars and entertainment to complement the exhibitors.
“Dealers sell a lot of units during this show and our industry is ‘hot’ right now,” said RVIA’s Marsha McInnis. “We set new records last year with a 7 percent increase in attendance and we definitely have the potential to do even better this year.”
Space for the Louisville show was assigned to 98 RV, park trailer and chassis manufacturers and 304 suppliers during the July 13 show space drawing at RVIA headquarters in Reston, Va. All 821 supplier booths were sold out before the drawing, which was conducted based on the revised seniority program announced in March.
“We anticipate another extremely busy year for the National RV Trade Show,” said Show Chairman John Beaver of Thor Industries Inc. “Every available square foot of exhibit space has now been assigned and will provide dealers with virtually every RV product, amenity and component available, not to mention numerous new products that will make their debut.”