WOODALLSCM.com February 2018 - 25 Woodland Park Homes Woodland Park Homes has two series to choose from, the Timber Ridge and the Essence. The Timber Ridgefeatures14mod- els each constructed with top-of-the-line lumber throughout. Many floorplans have loft options available complete with a spin- dle loft railing. Other finishes include hard- wood cabinet doors with soft-close feature and plenty of storage. The Essence series was released three years ago and includes five models. These are designed exclusively for destination camping and feature high-end finishes including quartz countertops, leather bar stools, electric fireplace and residential furniture. Each Woodland Park Homes’ park model comes with a three-year structural warranty. (574)-825-2104 • www.woodland-park.com Woodytent Glamping Inc. Woodytent Glamping prom- ises to be an all-around “glamping” professional, pro- viding luxury glamping tents to campgrounds across the United States. Four Woodytent models are available to choose from, ranging in size from 430 squarefeettonearly650square feet. Choose from a small, medium and large model, each with multiple layouts that can sleep anywhere from two to eight guests. All Woodytents have a five-year warranty and the company said the life expectancy of each tent is between 10 and 15 years. (888)-307-8676 www.woodytent.com The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association(RVIA)boardmembersvoted unanimouslyJan.16toreplacetheindus- try’s National RVTrade Show — effective in 2018 — with a“completely new” event set to take place in early 2019. There are, however, still plenty of important details to be worked out with regard to this “newly reimagined show,” including a date and location, before the RVIA board revisits the whole conversa- tiononaformalbasisatRVIACommittee Week in June. But the unanimous vote by RVIA’s Show Committee and board certainly indicates that the U.S. RV industry is pre- pared to move on from its traditional trade show format. The late November “Louisville Show,” held for all but one of the last 54 years (with the exception of 1986 in Atlanta) at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., had seen dwindling atten- dance and a rising tide of criticism from OEMs and suppliers in an era in which it had been entirely outpaced as a selling venuebySeptember’supstartElkhartRV Open House. That,inanutshell,iswhythetradeas- sociation’sleadershiphasoptedtotake“a completelynewapproach”toitsnational industryevent,accordingtoajointstate- ment released by RVIA Chairman Bob ParishandPresidentFrankHugelmeyer. “Over the past decade, the Open House has firmly established itself as the premier buying event, while at the same time the National RVTrade Show has not successfully redefined its purpose,” the jointreleasestates.“Itiscleartheindustry nolongerneedsmultiplebuying-focused shows, and the time to redefine RVIA’s event has come. “We must act now to provide our vi- brant and innovative industry a platform topromoteitssuccessesandcelebrateits wins,”thestatementcontinued.“Theop- portunity exists to deliver an all-industry eventfeaturingexpandedinnovationand market development, unparalleled edu- cation and training, and enhanced focus on improving customer service. Our $50 billion industry deserves an event that celebrates industry achievement across all segments, and recognizes those com- panies and leaders who are innovating and moving the industry forward.” The new national industry show, accordingtocurrentplans,willstillshow- case new products, but at an earlier date, probablylateQ1orearlierQ2of2019,and should amount to an effective kickoff for the RV selling season while creating “a promotionalplatformtodriveconsumers to RV dealers nationwide.” WCM RVIA Approves Launch of New Trade Show to Replace Louisville Woodland Park’s Trestle Creek model. Woodytent offers four different models. Trade show floor of RVIA’s 2017 show.