RVDA Convention/Expo Completes Return to Las Vegas

(Fairfax, VA) -- The 2021 RV Dealers Convention/Expo at Paris Hotel in Las Vegas wrapped up on November 12th with its final workshop on building a championship team. More than 1560 dealers, exhibitors, and industry partners attended the event, which was 97 percent of 2019 total attendance.

“We are very pleased with the turnout after going virtual last year,” said RVDA President Phil Ingrassia. “There was a lot of positive spirit surrounding the show and dealers, vendors and manufacturers in attendance showed they were ready to focus on issues that are important to the industry as a whole.”

During the U.S. association’s annual meeting, Mike Pearo of Hilltop Camper and RV in Fridley, MN, was elected 2021-2022RVDA chairman of the board. The association also presented its James B. Summers Award to Larry Troutt of Topper’s Camping Center in Waller, TX; and Mick Ferkey of Greeneway RV in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.  

Outgoing chairman Chris Andro from Hemlock Hill RV Sales in Southington, CT, also presented Chairman's Service Awards.  Dealer recipients were Earl Stoltzfus of Stolzfus RV & Marine, Nathan Hart of Walnut Ridge Family RV Sales and Mike Pearo of Hilltop Camper & RV. Bill Koster of Protective Asset Protection was the industry recipient of the award.

In addition to 31 exhibitor-led Vendor Training +Plus workshops, the event featured five educational tracks covering key aspects of dealer operations, including F&I, digital marketing, fixed operations, sales, and dealer/general management issues.

The on demand portion of the RV Dealers Convention/Expo begins on November 29.  In person attendees are pre-registered for the virtual event.   For more information, click here.  The 2022 RV Dealers Convention/Expo will be held the week of November 7-11, 2022, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.