Thursday, January 08, 2009

Tecoma RV Show, different, smaller this year - Tacoma,WA,USA
Jeff Swenson, show manager at the 27th annual Tacoma RV Sale, sits inside an office in a back corridor of the Tacoma Dome.

It’s opening day, Wednesday, and it’s raining, really raining.

“We like rain to bring people in, but we don’t know if we like that much rain,” Swenson says.

The crowds – the largest number of buyers, the families, the recreational vehicle retirees and vacationers, the bulk of an expected 6,000 guests – aren’t expected until Saturday. On Wednesday morning, only a handful of attendees wander the aisles.

It’s a different show than in years past. It’s smaller, with fewer dealers renting space to display their towables and vehicles. It’s smaller too because O’Loughlin Trade Shows, the event’s organizer, has not rented the Dome Exhibition Hall as it did in previous years.
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