RV Industry Association’s Task Force Explores Changes For RVX Timing And Location

Apr 23, 2019

An RV Industry Association member task force has been identified and selected by Chairman Garry Enyart, to explore a path forward for the RVX event. The task force will specifically address how changes to the timing and location of RVX can increase participation and unity across all segments of the RV industry.

Members of the RVX Task Force includes:

Piar Adams, Airxcel
Jack Cole, Lance
Ryan Elias, Triple E RV Brands/Leisure Travel
Brian Hazelton, Winnebago
Troy James, Thor Industries
Ellen Kietzmann, Blue Ox
Kevin McArt, Forest River
Trey Miller, Dometic
Mary Pouloit, Thetford
John Sammut, Newmar
Dan Shea, Gulfstream
Matt Zimmerman, Keystone

“I’m extremely pleased with the support the industry has shown in coming together to find a path forward for RVX,” said RV Industry Association Chairman Garry Enyart. “RVX successfully accomplished its primary goal of providing a high-profile, signature media event that celebrated the RV industry and outdoor recreation lifestyle. This dedicated team of industry leaders have a strong desire to explore options that will bring all segments of our industry together in a unified event that will highlight the innovation and appeal our products bring to the market.”

The RVX Task Force’s immediate goal is to collaborate together and build on the successful components of the RVX show, as well as to reach out to dealers and other industry stakeholders for input and guidance over the next few months.

RVX: The RV Experience has also announced its final audited attendance of 4,104 industry members, 809 dealers and 239 media attending the event in Salt Lake City. Earned media impressions to-date exceed over 400 million, with coverage from the Ellen Show, Backpacker Magazine, Fox & Friends, Gear Junkie, Forbes, Snews, Curbed, Motortrend TV and more. Promotional Kick-Off to Camping Season pieces, including digital and print content, will continue to be distributed throughout the spring and summer months by Go RVing media partners.

For more information or questions about the RVX Task Force, please contact RV Industry Association SVP of Events Liz Crawford at lcrawford@rvia.org.