OKEMOS, MI--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2013) - With Michigan's fall color change well underway and the weather slowly cooling down, the nearly 12,000 attendees at the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show proved the camping and RV season isn't over.

2013 has been a great year for the recreation vehicle and campground industry, with consumer show attendance, campground reservations, and unit sales on the rise. Motorhome sales through July were up 29 percent, and towable unit sales were up over 4 percent compared to 2012. Norm Wells, Manager of National RV in Belleville, stated, "Our sales at this Fall Camper & RV Show were the best we've had, and the response has been phenomenal with interest in so many different types of units. With continued consumer confidence, we are excited to see what 2014 has in store."

Beth Horan, Manager of South Haven Sunny Brook RV Resort, has seen a significant increase in reservations for 2013: "We were completely booked from the end of June through Labor Day with families interested in our nightly, weekly and monthly stay options. Some families even chose to purchase sites to enjoy for a lifetime." The RV industry is surpassing shipment predictions for 2013, and the expectations for 2014 are to continue this upward trend.

Michigan is lucky enough to have four seasons that boast unique colors, weather and activities. In an RV, you can experience it all, while still keeping the comforts of home. Affordability, quality time with your family, and the opportunity to encounter all that Michigan has to offer are just some of the great things about RVing! Visit www.marvac.org to find a Michigan campground or RV dealer.

The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging growth in the recreation vehicle and private campground industries while contributing to the quality of Michigan tourism. For more information, visit MARVAC's website, www.marvac.org. MARVAC, 2222 Association Drive, Okemos, Mich. 48864-5978; 517.349.8881.

Contact Information:

Primary Contact:
Bill Sheffer

Phone: (517) 349-8881

Secondary Contact:
Miranda Christen

Phone: (586) 752-6381