By Kyle & Olivia Brady | Founders of Drivin' & Vibin' | We use affiliate links and may receive a small commission on purchases.
There’s a lot of buzz among RVers about the new event called RVX, also know as The RV Experience. We admit – we’re a bit excited to be heading to Salt Lake City in two days to check it out!
In this article we’ll discuss who’s organizing the event, the purpose of the event, and why the RVX going to be so exciting.
Who Created the RVX?
The RVX is a creation of the RV Industry Association (a trade association that represents RV manufacturers and their component parts suppliers).
The RVIA serves many purposes. You may be most familiar with RVIA through their media arm “Go RVing”. But, the truth is, they are an expansive trade association that lobbies for the RV industry on a federal level, collects and shares industry data, and promotes RV life through national media.
What Is The RVX Event All About?
On paper, the RVX is an industry-only event that connects RV dealers with RV manufactures for the upcoming camping season. But, there’s so much more to the story!
This year’s event is all about technology and innovation.
Almost every major manufacturer will be showcasing their newest units with cutting edge design & innovation. Newmar will be debuting their first Super C! KOA will be showcasing “Campgrounds of the Future.” And, brands like Dometic and Battle Born will be releasing their most advanced technology.
The event will also include a number of awards. They’ll feature both manufacturer and supplier awards. Most excitingly, the RVIA will name the “40 Under 40” awards!
If all that wasn’t enough, the show opens up with The Reveal. Here’s how the RVX describes it: The Reveal…will unveil the best of the best RVs chosen by a consumer-focused panel, and streamed online to thousands of consumers through Go RVing.
We caught up with the President of RVIA, Frank Hugelmeyer and this is his message to the Vibe Tribe:
“RVs are the ultimate adventure vehicle for the greatest mobile generation. Whether you’re a surfer, camper, festival goer, tailgater, roadtripper, digital nomad or all of the above, there is an RV out there that’ll fit your budget and lifestyle.”
– Frank Hugelmeyer, President of RVIA
We totally agree! This is why RV life is so popular.
Here’s the downside: the RVX isn’t open to the public. We’re fortunate to be attending as members of the press. But, don’t get bummed, we’ll be creating a video series that features all the must-see RVs and conduct interviews with top execs of the industry.
Why Are We Excited To Attend RVX?
Well, we love technology and we love RV life! We’re excited to see how the industry leaders are incorporating new tech into their designs, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to talk to them directly about their vision.
High end RVs that have yet to be released to the public will be there….I mean that’s pretty exciting.
Our Hot Take on RVX
This is the place to witness how technology is, and will be, infused into the RV Lifestyle.
At this years event we’ll see a clear distinction between the brands that embrace technological change and those that don’t. But, above all, it should inspire all participants to visualize a modern RV experience for today’s digital traveler.