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RVX: The RV Experience, launching March 12-14, 2019 in Salt Lake City, will be our industry’s biggest trade event, geared to help sell more RVs and spark consumer interest in the RV lifestyle shared by millions of Americans by unveiling the latest products, celebrating innovation, and providing inspiration and education to dealers.

  • RVX will be the official “Kick-off to Camping Season” that will showcase the industry’s newest and best-selling products to dealers and consumers back home. This is NOT a consumer show, but a show that will highlight the products coming to market in Spring.
  • The Reveal, an event never before seen in our industry, will promote the RV Lifestyle to the nation through extensive PR driving more consumers into your stores just as they are thinking about their spring and summer camping plans.
  • A Spring product introduction give dealers another opportunity to see, touch and learn more about the brands coming to market, place orders and get product updates that will help attract and sell more RVs in your dealerships.
  • Dealers in attendance will receive a powerful “Tool Kit” full of ways to instantly assist in attracting new consumer prospects into your stores and convert them into sales. Another industry first, this WILL give you the competitive edge over other dealers in your market!

Dealers must not miss this opportunity. If you want to gain market share, you have to be at RVX!

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Location

Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center
100 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Hotels

RV Industry Association staff are still negotiating rates with hotels in Salt Lake City. Please be patient as we work through each proposal, their proposed rates and availability to ensure they are fair to our exhibitors and attendees. Housing is due to open in mid-October!

FAQ

  1. Why develop a new Industry Event?

    The best organizations are willing to disrupt themselves in order to remain relevant to their customers. The 2017 National RV Trade Show delivered several key improvements in show value to our audience such as the 40 under 40, Top Tech Challenge, RV Industry Awards and educational seminars that were well attended.

    However, even with the latest improvements to the show there were systemic issues with the RV industry's largest event. Open House, along with other manufacturer, dealer-focused events currently fulfill most of the order writing needs for the industry in the show environment, which historically had been the focus of the National Show. The National RV Trade Show sat at the end of the current industry show cycle when all new product has been seen. Further, the winter timing, several days after Thanksgiving and before the holiday season, made it nearly impossible to drive extensive consumer media coverage about camping and the RV lifestyle. 

    Now is the time to deliver an event befitting a $50 billion-dollar industry. An event that promotes and celebrates our successes and drives new and innovative product forward, capturing consumer interest and growing the lifestyle.

  2. Where will the 2019 Event be held?

    The 2019 RVX event will be held in Salt Lake City, March 12-14. 

    The Spring timing is critical to leveraging national media to highlight the latest and greatest in the RV world and kick off camping season across much of the country.

  3. How does this impact me as a dealer? How do I benefit?

    RVX will kick off your selling season by helping drive consumers to your dealerships across the country, getting consumers excited at the time they are looking for their RV Experience. The event will feature only the newest models from RV manufacturers and suppliers, allowing personal time to better understand the features of the newest offerings.

    Dealers will also be able to attend strong education programs designed to help you and your teams with enhanced professional development, sales training, service training, HR guidance as well as sharing of best practices, succession planning, and how to recruit staff and skilled labor to your dealership.

    We realize your technicians and sales staff are busy in your dealerships this time of year, however, we're confident the new event will better equip your staff to learn about the newest products coming to market as well as how to monetize your service programs which will help raise revenues in your dealership.

  4. How does this impact Open House or RVDA?

    RVX is designed to help make the industry stronger overall and complement the Open House and other shows by driving more consumer interest and bringing in more buyers to showrooms across the country. This is a new opportunity to present industry brands and products that will ultimately reach the consumer and drive their interest in the lifestyle.

    Event content and education will center around how dealers can improve the way they sell RV products and the lifestyle to their market. The RV Industry Association's leadership has met with the RVDA President and Chairman and outlined the new event strategy. Their response has been extremely positive, and they are committed to helping the event achieve its goals of lifting the entire industry.

  5. How will I select my Booth Space and book my Hotel?

    The Exhibit Hall space will be reduced nearly 50% in size to highlight the newest and most innovative products from each brand, allowing the show to move around the country hitting new markets and locations every year. The RVX booth space application process in now open, click here to get started!

    RV Industry Association staff are currently negotiating rates with hotels in Salt Lake City. Please be patient as we work through each proposal, their proposed rates and availability. We are striving to ensure these rates are fair to our exhibitors and attendees and once we have finalized these contracts, we will announce when housing is open.

  6. Tell me more about the Top Tech Challenge and how this helps dealers and techs.

    The RV Industry Association is committed to working closely with dealers, manufacturers and suppliers on the repair event cycle time so that dealers/technicians are better equipped to fix problems right the first time and get better access to parts and supplies in a timely manner. The RV Technical Institute Top Tech Challenge is designed to elevate the role of the service technician, raising their profile and the importance of service and repairs on a much larger level. Ultimately, we feel this event will help steer more folks to consider RV service careers, an area critical to RV consumers nationwide.

  7. What role will Go RVing play in the new Event?

    Go RVing is our industry’s national promotional platform designed to attract more consumers to RVing, and it serves as a major catalyst to driving customers into dealer showrooms. Go RVing will stream portions of the RVX event online to millions of potential new customers through their channels and media partners.

  8. What sort of education will be planned at the event?

    We’re excited to create an educational platform that will highlight ways for OEMs, Suppliers and Dealers to improve their businesses and attract and retain more customers. Content includes identifying ways to improve your sales and marketing and how to better connect with the market. Other educational content will focus on product education, merchandising, increasing customer loyalty, HR and resource planning and many more. The event will feature educational panels, classroom style programs as well as one-on-one learning.

  9. What will the RV Industry Awards look like?

    Our $50 billion industry is exciting and growing. We deserve an awards event highlighting the best and most innovative products and leaders that our industry has to offer. We'll be recognizing the industry leaders for a job well done as well as the top products entering the market.

RVX Exhibitor Academy - Salt Lake City

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John Lebbad, Chief Marketing Officer, Lazydays RV

"We at Lazydays are very excited about the new industry show, RVX: The RV Experience, slated for March 12 -14, 2019 in Salt Lake City. The programs being offered, from “The Reveal" to the education component, the dealer awards and the Top Tech Challenge, will make this a must attend event for dealers across the country. We look forward to seeing what RVX offers us, and by placing this show in the spring, as we are promoting the RV Lifestyle to consumers, we are confident we'll see a strong retail push as a result."