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The RV Industry Association’s board of directors has decided to permanently end the 68-year-old California RV Show, according to a report from RVBusiness.com.
The 2019 show drew about 45,000 attendees to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, and the 2020 show, slated for October, was canceled in late June due to the coronavirus. The cancellation was the catalyst to look at the future need for the event, which is one of the few major shows put on by RV manufacturers instead of dealerships.
“It was a really tough decision to put an end to an event that had been around so long,” said RVIA Executive Vice President James Ashurst. “But this determination wasn’t made over night. The issue of exhibitor value for manufacturers and dealers at the show has been a topic of discussion for many years now.”