RV SALES BACK AT ALL TIME HIGH AS FAMILIES CHOOSE RV TRAVEL LIFE
2015 SOUTHWEST RV SUPERSHOW RETURNS TO MARKET HALL SEPTEMBER 17-20, 2015
Over ten thousand shoppers join in the SOUTHWEST RV SUPERSHOW September 17-20 at Market Hall 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 strongly believe the Southwest RV SUPERSHOW is an exceptional opportunity for our dealer network to showcase its 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 from wonderful memories shared as a family to the intrinsic enrichment of travel,” states TRVA Executive Director, Phil Elam.
Texas represented the largest share of RV shipments in the US during 2014 with 9.27% followed by California, Florida, Michigan and Ohio respectively. Total RV shipments in 2014 to retailers were up 11% over the previous year and the best year since 2006. This represents the fifth consecutive annual increase and the fourth double digit percentage gain in RV shipments since the end of the last recession. Retail value of all wholesale shipments in 2014 surged more than 18% to an all-time high. These sales figures correlate to the consumer demand and desire for a unique and personal travel experience.
The average age of current owners remains 48 years of age, slightly younger than the median age of U.S. households. An interesting change is the average age of motor home owners has fallen from 60 years old in the mid-90’s to 48 years of age today. The fastest growing RV owner age group includes Generation X consumers currently dominating the age group of 35-54 year olds. Rising sharply following the “Great Recession,” ownership rates increased 11.2% for Generation X.¹ (source RVIA Industry Profile 2014)
Ways to connect family and friends remain a strong attraction to the RV lifestyle as well as the love of the outdoors and adventure travel. Go RVing Canada released a major new independent Family Vacation Cost Comparison Study. The study found typical family RV vacations to be up to 75 percent less expensive per day than the other types of trips.
The 2015 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.
WHEN: Thursday, September 17 10am – 6pm – opening day special admission $8.00
Friday, September 18 10am – 8pm – Seniors 65+ special admission $8.00
Saturday, September 19 10am – 8pm – RV Club member special admission
Sunday, September 20 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 Military $8 (with ID)
Children 15 and under free
Seniors 65+ discount admission on Friday, September 18 only
RV Club members discount admission Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20
$2.00 OFF coupon available at www.southwestrvsupershow.com (may not be combined with daily specials)
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