Friday, October 17, 2008

Greetings From The California RV Show

We are staying at the Pomona KOA where we are presenting two seminars a day, every day, at the ten-day California RV Show. The KOA is adjacent to the RV show so we don’t have much of a commute to our seminar area. Our full-service, pull-through site is in the shady area of the RV park. That also means the trees prevent our satellite dish from picking up the satellite so we are roughing it watching standard network programs (no cable service).

The California RV Show takes place every October. This year is no exception. But this year, manufacturer, dealer and booth-vendor participation are lower than in the past.

The photos below of the main outside aisle and the interior of the vendor tent were taken at approximately 1:30 pm on October 17th, the second Friday of the ten-day show. They provide an indication of the number of people who attended the show this year. Show attendance has been really disappointing.

I have no idea of how others are doing (nobody seems to be rejoicing) but our seminar attendance at this show, along with our book and DVD sales, are half what they were last year.

This is our last show for 2008. Our next RV adventure will take us to Yuma, Arizona where we will welcome the new year with RVing friends. In the meantime we will be training a new Golden Retriever puppy.