Led by increasing numbers of travel trailers and fifth-wheels moving through the RV industry’s pipeline — those two segments accounted for more than 84% of all RVs sold last year and are logging year-to-date increases on the current calendar — it’s no surprise that 2012 is shaping up as the “Year of the Towable.”
It’s also the cover story for the September/October issue of RVBusiness magazine, sharing space with the upcoming 5th Annual Elkhart County RV Open House Week. The entire issue is now available in digital form on the RVBUSINESS.COM website.
Open House, in fact, commands a special 30-page section in this issue that includes interviews with Forest River Inc.’s Pete Liegl, Thor Industries Inc.’s Bob Martin and others focusing on next week’s “unofficial” trade show playing out on the streets of Elkhart County. There is also an inside look at new-model debuts planned for the event and a special dining guide for out-of-towners — and the most extensive map of Open House exhibitors available anywhere.
In addition to listing the specific location and display hours for every participating RV manufacturer, the exclusive RVB map also details show information for a growing number of Elkhart-based RV suppliers playing host to visiting dealers at their company headquarters and local manufacturing facilities.
With upwards of 4,000 dealer personnel expected for Open House, this issue of RVBusiness provides invaluable information during their stay — and it’s accessible online in the most reader-friendly format available. Simply scroll down to the bottom right of the RVBUSINESS.COM home page and click on the cover image.