Justine Sweeney
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Texans love the benefits of RV travel and life as shown in 2015 as Texas led the nation in RV sales representing 7.95% of all RV categories combined.  Coming in second at 4.12% was Florida, according to the 2015 Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Industry Profile.   In 2015, Texas’ earned $1,755,323,700 in direct economic impact of RV related sales and services alone as determined by John Dunham & Associates for        

Following the Baby Boomer generation, the next generation of consumers ages 35-54 has remained the fastest growing segment with the average age of current RV owners at 48 years of age as compared to 60 years of age during the 1990’s.  Generation X and upcoming Millennials seek original products that may be customized to fit their lifestyle, digital control over their vehicle’s amenities and seek brands that demonstrate a social conscience consistent with their own.   Today’s RV travelers are diverse in ethnicity and background however all share an appreciation of adventure, outdoor activities, cultural immersion and desire for a quality connection with family and friends. is the advocacy group for RV travel and highlights several bloggers dedicated to the diversity of RV life.  From former NFL player Keith Sims raising his family on the go in the off-season, entrepreneurs working remote, families seeking life experience based education, artists documenting the countryside, travel writers providing immersion insight into a destination; the content is broad, deep and inspiring.

No matter the demographic or travel preferences, RV vacations can reduce vacation costs up to 73 percent as found in the RVIA Vacation Cost Comparison.

Current estimates place 1 in 12 vehicle owning households in the U.S. today have a recreational vehicle.  No matter if a household is a current, past or prospective owner; survey responses favor the intent to purchase an RV in the future according to the (RVIA) 2015 Industry Profile.   

Returning to Dallas, the SOUTHWEST RV SUPERSHOW September 15-18 at Market Hall attracts over ten thousand shoppers to experience the latest innovation, technology and advancements in RV life and travel.  More than 400 demonstration units are throughout 350,000 square feet of display space.  The popular toy hauler units will be alongside the traditional fifth wheels, travel trailers, tent trailers, motor homes, motor coaches and camper vans.  Each day of the show offers a variety of seminars on RV ownership and vendors with the latest accessories to enhance RV travels.  Professionals are on-site to provide financing and insurance scenarios.  National manufacturers are represented by regional dealer members of the Texas Recreational Vehicle Association who produces the multiday event.  

“We have designed the Southwest RV SUPERSHOW to create an easy shopping experience for the consumer to meet our dealer network in a vibrant environment to showcase best in service, selection and the ultimate offerings of RV life.   The Texas Recreational Vehicle Association is dedicated to providing a platform to educate consumers on the rewarding benefits of RV life,” states TRVA Executive Director, Phil Elam.

The 2016 SOUTHWEST RV SUPERSHOW is an excellent opportunity to explore the options for RV travel all under one rooftop with the latest products and industry leaders available to educate and assist consumers. 


Thursday, September 15            10am – 6pm – opening day special admission $8.00

Friday, September 16                10am – 8pm – Seniors 65+ special admission $8.00

Saturday, September 17             10am – 8pm – RV Club member special admission

Sunday, September 18              10am – 6pm – RV Club member special admission


WHERE:           Dallas Market Hall, 2200 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207


TICKETS:         General admission $13, available at the door

                        Active Duty and Retired Military $8 (with ID)

                        First responders, Police, Fire, EMS $8 (with ID)

                        Children 15 and under free

                        Seniors 65+ discount admission on Friday, September 16 only  

RV Club members discount admission Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18

$2.00 OFF coupon available at (may not be combined with daily specials)



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