FRVTA Reports Good RV Show in Fort Myers
The numbers are in for the 28th Annual Fort Myers RV Show and both dealer and vendor participants came away smiling as the event drew over 12,300 patrons during the show’s four days, according to a news release.
Region 1 of the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) sponsored the show.
“Everyone I spoke with at the show was generally pleased with the buying interest the public had,” said FRVTA Region 1 President Dan Wylie of Dream RV. “In fact, we had several dealers who achieved double-digit sales. All dealers came away with many sales leads they can now follow up over the coming weeks.”
While no attendance records were set, Show Manager Jack Carver said he was gratified the public responded so positively, especially following the economic turmoil the industry has suffered over the previous years. “We worked hard to put on a quality event that created a buying situation for all participants,” he said. “I’m very thankful the show was successful.”
This year’s annual event featured 17 dealers displaying well over 600 new RV units of all types, styles and price ranges. The show also staged 85 vendors selling everything from resort lots, insurance and permanent roof coatings to repair services and other enhancements for the RV lifestyle.
“Everyone seemed to be selling whatever they brought,” exclaimed Show Chairman Chris Morse of Skip Eppers RVs, “I’m still busy with traffic and additional sales a week after the show!”
This year’s show success continues the Fort Myers RV Show’s distinction as one of the largest dealer-sponsored RV events in the Southeast United States, Wylie pointed out. “We are proud to offer dealers, vendors and patrons the best the RV Industry has to offer and look forward to helping spread consumer interest in the RV lifestyle."