Well, our first full day in Louisville is drawing to a close with the only thing left to do being watching New Orleans and New England play football tonight. We managed to get a bit of exploring done today, and yes, we did make it to Walmart to do our part to keep the local economy going here in Louisville. I have also noticed that as the day has gone by, the RV park here at the Expo Center has started to fill up. I was concerned that I would be the only “dedicated” RVer at the show, but that is not to be the case.
I must say right up front that while we haven’t met a big bunch of folks from RVIA, those we have met have been friendly, helpful and concerned. The show seems to be coming together in preparation for the big opening ceremony tomorrow at 6:45 AM where we get to hear several talks about the future of RVing in America. Linda and I will be setting the alarm for sure as we don’t want to miss this important event.
The media book we received from RVIA contains a lot of interesting information including a list of new products being previewed at the show. A lot of them tend towards energy efficiency including lighter wall materials and energy efficient lighting. Many of the RV manufacturers will be showing new models and we are going to try to concentrate on those products during show hours.
Of the attendees, as one might expect, Country Coach is not exhibiting, but Entegra Coach (the former Travel Supreme) is. Looking at the display floor map, Thor is by far the biggest with Monaco following close behind. Several other manufacturers are close behind.
Finally, several supplier exhibiters are showing new products and we will be discussing those as we go along.