Tony Paigo, national director of RV sales, mentioned how having the show in Wisconsin was a timing and facility issue. But the real attraction was having a centralized, national show. And for the snowbird states (e.g. Arizona and Florida), the season begins after Thanksgiving, so holding a show leading into that became another beneficial aspect.
This October 2018, between 300 to 350 vendors will be setting up booths at South Point’s 80,000-square-foot exhibit hall with an expected 800 dealerships in attendance – a 20 percent increase. (Last year, the show saw about 270 vendors.) There also will be more dealer seminars than before, as well as giveaways for all-expense paid vacations. And, as in years past, the bowling night and open bar event is anticipated to be a big hit.
“By combining this on a national level, it will also bring in additional vendors,” said Bellantoni, pointing out how the show will expand its RV presence.
“We should be able to attract new dealers,” said Schuessler, “each and every single year.”
Redacted and reprinted from RV Pro Staff