The winter weather in Novi, Mich., might have kept crowd levels down at the 52nd Annual Detroit Camper & RV Show, put on by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), but those who did brave the snowy conditions came ready to make a deal.
“Despite inclement weather the show was a great success,” said Darren Ing, MARVAC show director. “Even though attendance was down from the previous year, dealers reported great sales and exhibitors were pleased with the amount of attendees who were eager to learn more about camping options for the upcoming season.”
“The people who attended the show this year weren’t just beginning to explore the RV lifestyle, they were ready to go,” said Tim O’Brien, owner of Circle K RVs in Lapeer, Mich. “We had some immediate sales as well as quite a few excellent leads that we are following up with.”
Vicky Rokas, of Vicars Trailer Sales in Taylor, Mich., and her sales team were “very busy” during the show and broke their sales record from last year. Vicars Trailer Sales specializes in pop-up campers and vintage-styled towable trailers.
The annual camper and RV show set a MARVAC record with more than 300 RVs on display at show at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.
Thirty campgrounds from across Michigan had representatives at the show with many taking reservations for summer.
The 52nd Annual Camper & RV Show also hosted multiple seminars presented by top professionals from MORryde, PullRite, KING and others.