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Maryland RV Legislation Changes Expand Opportunities at OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show

As the fall season approaches, the OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland, is poised for significant expansion. 

Scheduled from October 31 to November 3, the show benefits from recent legislative changes that permit out-of-state RV dealers to participate, broadening the scope and diversity of products on display.

The catalyst for this expansion is the enactment of Bill SB-60, a legislative change allowing RV dealers from outside Maryland to exhibit their vehicles and products at state shows for the first time in many years. This move is expected to attract a larger audience by showcasing a wider array of RV models and accessories.

Following the passage of SB-60, Maryland further supported its RV industry with Bill HB-840, which allows local dealers to participate in up to three state shows annually—increased from the previous limit of two. This adjustment aims to enhance sales opportunities and market presence for Maryland’s RV dealers, according to a press release.

Rich Hutchins, the organizer of the OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show, highlighted the positive impact of these legislative efforts. 

“These changes not only increase the variety and quality of our exhibition but also promise substantial economic benefits to our local economy,” Hutchins said. 

His comments reflect a broader industry perspective that new legislation will drive economic growth by increasing attendance and sales at RV shows.

Ocean City is an ideal location for such an expansive RV event, attracting over eight million visitors annually with its scenic beaches and robust amenities. This locale not only offers a picturesque backdrop for the show but also provides ample facilities to accommodate the expected surge in exhibitors and attendees.

This year’s show will feature a variety of interactive experiences, including seminars on RV maintenance and travel planning, as well as opportunities to test the latest e-bikes and golf carts. Attendees can also participate in boat trials, adding a unique hands-on component to the event.

Family-oriented activities will be abundant, with scheduled BMX and skateboarding competitions, beach yoga sessions, tiki boat cruises, and a Halloween costume contest, making the event appealing to visitors of all ages.

The show will also include a Superstore Showcase, where new products will be introduced, and industry experts from leading companies like Keller Maring & RV and Lippert will share their insights. This segment aims to educate RV enthusiasts on the latest trends and technological advancements in the industry.

Reflecting on feedback from last year’s event, Hutchins emphasized the importance of diversity in the RVs and related products offered. “Thanks to the legislative updates, we’re able to bring a broader array of RVs to the show, enhancing the overall attendee experience,” Hutchins said.

As the OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show continues to grow, it sets a new standard for what RV shows can offer. 

With legislative support and a focus on expanding dealer and product diversity, the event is set to offer a richer experience for RV enthusiasts and a boost to the local economy, affirming Maryland’s commitment to nurturing its RV industry and supporting community engagement through enhanced recreational opportunities.

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DaphneStarlight
DaphneStarlight
May 8, 2024 9:27 am

Excited about the OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show in Ocean City? New RV legislation means more dealers and fun activities. It’s a must-visit for all RV lovers and families!

mike1984
mike1984
May 8, 2024 2:41 pm

We’re in for a blast at the OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show in Ocean City. With these fresh chances, it’s going to be a memorable experience. Let’s gear up for some fantastic RV adventures! The Maryland RV legislation changes are game-changers for sure.

Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones
May 8, 2024 11:00 am

You better believe I’m excited about the OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show in Ocean City! Can’t wait to see all the new RV fun! Let’s roll into adventure together!

Elevate9X-j75
Elevate9X-j75
May 8, 2024 3:18 pm

Super stoked for the OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show in Ocean City, Maryland! The expanded lineup of dealers means more options and trends to explore. Get ready for an awesome time!

CycleLoop752
CycleLoop752
May 8, 2024 4:52 pm
Reply to  Elevate9X-j75

You’re gonna love the new RV models and accessories at the show! Can’t wait to see the latest trends! Last year, I found the perfect camper here.

JadeCocoa1234
JadeCocoa1234
May 8, 2024 5:44 pm

Isn’t it exciting to explore the latest RV trends at the OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show in Ocean City, MD? It’s a fantastic experience for both seasoned enthusiasts and newbies. Don’t forget to catch the live music and delicious food vendors – it’s a must-visit for anyone into the RV lifestyle!

FawnKnight71
FawnKnight71
May 8, 2024 8:13 pm

Have you heard? The Ocean City RV & Van Lifestyle Show is more than just RVs and vans. Alongside the cool products on display, there are educational seminars and workshops for everyone. It’s gonna be a blast and super informative for all of us. Can’t wait to check it out!

Brian Wood
Brian Wood
May 8, 2024 11:22 pm

Just wanted to share that at the OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show, besides the cool range of products, there’ll be seminars on RV maintenance and travel tips. Plus, you can snag some sweet deals and discounts from the dealers. It’s gonna be a blast exploring all the latest trends in the RV world!

quincy_quests
quincy_quests
May 9, 2024 6:41 am
Reply to  Brian Wood

Sounds awesome! Don’t forget to check out the workshops and seminars. It’s like getting a crash course in the RV life!

IrisNova
IrisNova
May 9, 2024 1:16 am

I’m thrilled about the new RV legislation changes for the OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show! They’re not only boosting our region’s economy but also creating a lively RV marketplace. With out-of-state dealers joining in, we can look forward to an exciting display of the latest vehicles and products.

jade19moon36a
jade19moon36a
May 9, 2024 4:23 am

Guess what? The OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show is stepping up its game with more RV variety, live music, and food trucks! Don’t forget to snag those sweet deals from dealers!

TiaCloud
TiaCloud
May 9, 2024 5:28 am

The OC RV & Van Lifestyle Show in Ocean City sounds like a blast! Live music, food vendors, and great deals on RVs – count me in for a fun-filled time!

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