The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 60th Annual California RV Show kicks off today (Oct. 12) and runs through Oct. 21 at the Fairplex in Pomona.
The show will feature increased RV exhibit space and several enhancements to improve the show experience for attendees, according to a news release.
This year’s show will cover 572,100 square feet of exhibit space, well over the 467,000 square feet at the 2011 event. More than 925 RVs will be on display, including 150 RVs available for test drives by interested consumers.
The 60th California RV Show will also offer a number of elements and enhancements to inform entertain and engage attendees, including:
New Show Layout — A new floor plan will be unveiled this year that features one attendee entry point rather than four. A new mock campground and exhibitor tent will greet attendees upon entrance before they move onto the main show floor.
Extended Show Hours —Show hours will be extended by two hours on Fridays and Saturdays with the show open from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. The later hours will create a night time camping atmosphere with the RVs being displayed with their lights on. Show hours will continue to be 10 a.m.–6 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday.
Buy “N” Drive — Also new this year, guests who purchase an RV at the show will be able to take delivery of their RV the very next afternoon rather than needing to wait for a later delivery date. This also limits additional foot traffic in the RV and allows the consumer to begin RVing sooner.
The RV Factory Showcase — Different RV product types will be showcased in this popular area with RV manufacturer representatives on hand to meet with attendees and present product demonstrations showing how RVs work. There will be 12 product demonstrations in the McMahon’s RV Seminar Tent.
California RV Show App —In addition to the show website at www.TheBestRVShow.com, a new app for Apple and Android devices provides a new level of show interactivity. Users can view the RVs that will be on display as well as obtain information on seminars and other show events. The app is available for download at the show website.
Scavenger Hunt — The app will also feature a show scavenger hunt. Users can enjoy taking specific show pictures as directed by their smart phone and win gift cards.
Seminars and Entertainment—The show will once again feature of number of entertainment options to keep attendees amused, including celebrity autograph sessions with off-road racers Jeremy McGrath and Corey Weller at the Eclipse RV display on Saturday, Oct 13, and appearances by the RV cooking and comedy team of Pat “Mac” Mac and Steve “The Big Cheese” Faverman. RV handyman and author Dave Solberg will offer informative RVing seminars throughout the show.
Affordable Admission Pricing — The daily show admission will remain at $10. Attendees can also purchase a wristband for $15 that provides for admission throughout the 10-day show. Also, military personnel will be admitted at no charge this year.
Daily RV Prizes — Trailer Life, Roadtrek Motorhomes and Temecula RV will be giving away daily prizes inside the exhibitor tent.
For more information about the California RV Show, visit www.TheBestRVShow.com; “Like” the event on the show’s Facebook page — California RV Show; or download the new “California RV Show” app for Apple and Android devices from your app providers.