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RVIA Louisville Attendance Up Slightly in 2013

December 6, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Attendance at this week’s Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., was on a par with last year’s totals.

As reported by RVIA, the Tuesday through Thursday event attracted 7,751 attendees, representing a 1% gain from 7,658 last year. Included in that number were 2,874 “buyers,” down 3% from 2,978 in 2012, along with 2,548 dealer personnel, also down 3% from last year’s 2,623. RVIA noted that it had not yet calculated how many dealerships were represented at the show.

A further breakdown showed:

• Campground owners rose 8% to 28 from 26.

• Manufacturers exhibitors grew 3% to 1,761 from 1,705 in 2012.

• Non-member manufacturers totaled 32 compared to 57.

• Campgrounds owners rose 8% to 28 from 26.

• The warehouse distributor category fell 12% to 80 from 91.

• Advertising press representative totaled 15 compared to 11 last year.

• Editorial press representatives rose 5% to 60 from 57.

• The finance category, including guests, fell to 74 compared to 84.

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