Thousands of people will be flocking to the “city with a heart” as the 57th Midwest RV Super Show gets underway this weekend, but it will not be at the location it has been in the past.
The super show has been searching for a permanent place over the past few years. They say they outgrew downtown Elkhart, where it has been previously held.
Now, they're hoping to call the RV hall of fame the annual super show's permanent home.
"I mean, just take a look around,“ said . “We're right on the major east-west corridor throughout the whole country. We're in Elkhart, which is the RV capitol of the world, over 80% of all the RVs built in the United States are built right here in Elkhart County. This is a natural home for us."
The industry took a hit a few years ago during the recession, but Bowersox says that now, things are running much smoother.
"It's a good sign that the resurgence of the RV industry is coming back because it's a sign of consumer confidence,” said Bowersox. “It's often been said that the RV industry leads into and out of a recession."
Bowersox expects anywhere from 3,000-5,000 people, With a lot of product to see.
"There's two reasons to come to this show,” said Bowersox. “If you're a buyer you're never going to see 200 RVs from over 60 different brands all at the same place. You can compare pricing and floor plans from one dealer to another. If you're a shopper and just considering getting into the RV industry, what better way to come and kick the tires?"
Bowersox also said they are calling this a buyer's show because of the competitive pricing. Since those RVs are manufactured right in Elkhart, people will get a much better price than anywhere else.
Tickets for the show are $6 for adults. Children under 15 get in free.