October 08, 2009 12:13 ET

Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show Reports 40 Percent Increase in Attendance

Buyers, Dealers Optimistic for RV Industry

NOVI, MI--(Marketwire - October 8, 2009) - The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) successfully wrapped up the 20th Annual Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show in Novi, Michigan, at the Rock Financial Showplace last weekend with a 40 percent increase in attendance, making the show the best attended Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show since 2003. Many dealers noted a significant number of first time RV show visitors who showed interest in everything, including diesel pusher motorhomes. Campground representatives with booths in the show reported a surprising number of visitors who actually made reservations for next season. The parts and accessories section also received an abundance of traffic, with special interest in new satellite and Internet reception products specifically.

MARVAC Director Bill Sheffer was encouraged by the upbeat mood of visitors. "It's been a difficult economic year, especially in Michigan, and to see the number of potential buyers and camping enthusiasts at this year's show helps bring the whole industry's attitude up a level."

The Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show ran from September 30 to October 4. It featured over 200 new recreation vehicles on display including folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers, truck campers and fifth wheel travel trailers. The show also featured booths showcasing parts and accessories, campground information, on site RV financing, RV rentals, an outdoor display of new RVs and a special "green" RV display sponsored by General RV and Winnebago.

The show is sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), a member organization representing all aspects of the camping and RV industries.

Contact Information


  • Contact:
    Rachael Biermann
    Email Contact
    Agency: All Seasons Communications
    Phone: (586) 752-6381
    (586) 663-9966 (after 5 p.m.)