Hershey Show Gathering Momentum with Industry Day


Displays are set up and ready for consumers to peruse at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa. (Photo: Travis Pryor/RVBusiness)

HERSHEY, Pa. – By the end of this week, the Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association’s (PRVCA) annual Hershey Show – billed as “America’s Largest RV Show” – will be 100% focused on the consumer. And barring any rough weather, manufacturers, suppliers and dealers should get a good preview of how the selling season might go.

And they’ll also get a pretty good look at some of the 2023 model year’s late-breaking products including the all-new Rangeline Class B from Airstream Inc., built on the Dodge Ram Promaster chassis as well as Winnebago’s new limited-edition models such as the Hike 100 travel trailer, Vista Class A and Solis Class B. And they’ll also get a look at an array of new design twists, not the least of which is Leisure Travel Vans’ Class B lineup featuring a newly-introduced Murphy Bed system.

Check out today’s RVBusiness news feed for full details on these and other new products on display at the show. Among earlier postings were REV Recreation Group’s new Fleetwood Flex Class A and the Keystone RV Arcadia fifth-wheel.

Exhibitors on Monday and today (Sept. 12), an industry day, dealers are able to get a sneak peek at the new offerings among the 1,500 units on display. And, in any event, business connections are top of the list for those attending the show.

PRVCA Executive Director Heather Leach told RVBusiness that setup was going well and that the weather outlook had turned favorable outside of some possible Tuesday showers.

Some educational events took place both Monday as supplier setup was underway in the Giant Center Arena and in the parking lot near the Center while a full slate of vendor seminars kicked off at 10 a.m. today with presentations by Xantrex, Dexter Axle and Cummins.

In addition, the annual PRVCA PAC Auction began at noon Monday and will continue through midnight Friday.

Leach said the proceeds from the auction benefit the PRV political action committee, which ensures access to those legislators who have an understanding of the role of RV dealerships, manufacturers and campgrounds in the marketplace and make decisions affecting the industry in Pennsylvania. Supporters donated a variety of prizes for the auction including camping products and autographed sports memorabilia and tickets to a Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles football game. The goal for this year’s auction is to raise $10,000.

To take part in the virtual silent auction, click here.

Source: https://rvbusiness.com/hershey-show-gathering-momentum-with-industry-day/