Every year about this time, the RV Industry hosts an open house in Elkhart, Indiana, the RV Capital of the World. About 85% of all American RVs are made in the area.
RV dealers from around the country attend the event to check out all the new model RVs and to place orders with manufacturers. But because of the pandemic this year’s event was cancelled.
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The editors of RV Business Magazine (and website) jumped into action by creating a 2021 RV Model Year Guide, which it hoped would help dealers – as well as consumers – learn what was available in the newest RV models rolling off the assembly lines. The result is a 142-page reference that details hundreds of RV makes and models. Photos and floor plan illustrations are included.
“It’s an approach – reaching out to the wider industry as well as consumers with an array of new RV model year debuts – that we never would have thought of if we hadn’t been faced with a colossal obstacle like COVID-19 and if a number of front line trade groups, consumer clubs and website operators hadn’t helped us out by posting or digitally circulating the Guide section,” said RVB Publisher Sherm Goldenberg.
The publication is free, with no strings attached. No registration is required. Simply click the link below which will take you to a Flipbook version of the guide.
UPDATE: In an earlier version of this article, we reported that this was a PDF book that could be downloaded. That was a mistake. It can only be read online at this time.
Is it really wise to encourage the public to invest in new RVs? The industry has a hard time now building quality units or even providing units at all because of the current demand. There is a severe shortage of RV parks and campgrounds for people to go as it is because of too many units on the road. Two of RVtravel’s Facebook groups deal with either shortages of campsites or poor quality unit construction. Why encourage more of those things?
Yes please convince them to make it PDF or at least a link that you could buy a print option if not.
What happened to B+ models like Phoenix Cruiser?
I’m rather disappointed that only a handful of brands were included. I was looking forward to Grand Design entries. I would like to also see the new features mentioned to be highlighted in a single entry.
Regardless of that, grateful to see this publication. Bonus that it was free.
Not a PDF. Since it’s a weblink only, it can’t be read offline. Disappointing.
Stephen, Yes, we just realized we made a mistake saying it was a PDF (we have now corrected our story). We will talk to the publishers and urge them to convert it to one so it can, in fact, be downloaded.
No PDF Download, only a blank page. Does not give size.
I cancelled, what ever it was, as we have a limited GIG usage, on Dial UP Speeds.
Do not want to waste it.
Have to wait until I have access to free WiFi, somewhere down the road.
A pretty morning with the sun raising, and a mild 65 degrees..
Trees are changing colors here, in Michigan..
Although I’m thankful to view it I was disappointed in the lack of models in it, example not one Nexus model
Nope – a web-based document, but I’d love to get the pdf. How?
OK, I saw this yesterday and I couldn’t download it. It was a read only PDF. Any ideas?!
We made a mistake calling it a PDF. We have corrected our story. We will talk to the publishers and urge them to make it available as a PDF. We have corrected our story.