Silver Lining Found at the RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.

December 6, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Kentucky Exposition Center

Confirming what many attendees had come to assume, preliminary figures from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) showed that overall registrations at the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show were down 6.2% to 8,159 from 8,696 in 2010, including a 9.4% drop in dealer personnel.

Curiously, however, Kevin Broom, RVIA director of media relations, noted that the “key buyers’ categories” posted gains from the previous year, reported.

“Dealer attendance was down,” said Broom, “but the actual number of dealerships represented was up significantly from last year. Another area that is reflective of the number of buyers that were at the show was the Accessory Store, Campground Owner and Warehouse Distributor categories, which were up 43%.”

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