Paralyzed Veterans of America Is on a Mission – Partnering with the 8th Annual Sand-Water-RV Expo, Lake Havasu, November 16-17

The 8th Annual Sand-Water-RV Expo in Lake Havasu is proud to announce our 2019 charity partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). This is the second consecutive year that the Sand-Water-RV Expo, the premier motorsports and outdoor recreation show in the southwest, has designated PVA as its official charity.


Over 100,000 U.S. military vets from all branches of the service with debilitating spinal cord injuries and amputations still crave active outdoor recreation just as much as the rest of us. And thanks to recent developments like custom off-road handcycles, and some that are even electrically assisted, that dream is now reality.

To once again be able to experience what it’s like to be outdoors and fully engaged in a physical sport is essential in preventing people with disabilities from surrendering themselves to a lifetime of confinement. Taking a custom off-road handcycle out on-trail is just one of the many programs organized, promoted and sponsored by PVA. 

Chartered by the United States Congress, PVA was formed in 1946 as a Veterans Service Organization and is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation. Today, there are 34 PVA chapters across America. Membership is free and open to those who have served in a branch of the U.S military and have suffered a spinal cord injury or dysfunction. PVA works on many levels to help these vets, coordinating employment opportunities, psychological and physical rehabilitation, finding appropriate housing and governmental and legislative advocacy.

The Sand-Water-RV Expo is committed to this effort. It will be donating a portion of the total 2019 ticket revenue and all proceeds from a raffle to this organization. And when attending the Expo, you’ll have an opportunity to meet some of these courageous veterans in person.


Off-Road Vehicles, Boats, RVs, Travel Trailers and Special Attractions Set To Kick-Off Fall Outdoor Recreation Season, November 16-17, 2019 in Lake Havasu

With cooler Arizona temperatures on the way in a couple of months, recreation enthusiasts begin the seasonal transition to fall and winter outdoor activities like camping, fishing, travel and off-roading. This means Southwest residents and vacationing visitors alike are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to enjoy everything that local deserts, mountains, rivers and lakes have to offer.

As it has for the past seven years, the official kick-off of approaching fall and winter recreational sports is the 8th Annual Sand-Water-RV Expo, the premier motorsports show in Arizona. The Expo returns to Lake Havasu City, November 16-17 for its eighth consecutive year. And again for 2019, the Expo is growing, twenty-five percent bigger and better than ever with over 145 exhibitors and vendors eager to display everything for the coming season including the newest and greatest in off-road vehicles, UTVs, trucks, Jeeps, RVs, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, boats, pontoons, wakesport boats, motorcycles, bicycles, kayaks, paddleboards and all related accessories and services.

One thing visitors to the 2019 Expo will immediately notice upon arrival is a totally new and larger show footprint, now occupying two side-by-side venues, Windsor Lot 3 & 4 at Lake Havasu State Park. This new floorplan also invites Expo visitors to conveniently park for free inside the venue. Upon entrance to the Expo, visitors are also encouraged to sign-up and participate in a free “poker run” where vendor/exhibitor card stops will be located throughout the Expo. At the end of the day, collected cards will be revealed to determine the winners of many valuable prizes.

On-the-water, kayakers, paddleboarders and Hobie Cat sailors will also seek their own form of adventure during the two-day Expo, as Lake Havasu Paddlefest is once again part of the Sand-Water-RV Expo on Windsor 4 beach. Paddlefest welcomes all non-motorized craft to join in for a weekend of games, activities, demos, and instructions. There’s also the opportunity to win one of two Hobie kayaks as the raffle grand prize. For participant convenience, over-night dry camping is also available on-site. Event pre-registration for Paddlefest is strongly recommended.   

The Sand-Water-RV Expo is presented by JetRenu with co-sponsorship support from Sunshine RV of Lake Havasu. The Expo will be open to the public from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, November 16 and on Sunday, November 17 from 9pm to 3pm.  Adult admission is only $5.00, children 6 and under are free and on-site parking is also free.  If you’d like to make the Expo a two-day affair, 2-Day VIP discount admission passes will be available at the Expo ticket office on Saturday, November 16. Food, beverage and beer garden concessions are on-site, dogs okay on leash.  The Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 3 & 4 venue is located on London Bridge Road approximately one-half mile north of the London Bridge directly behind the Hampton Inn.

Exhibitor space applications still being accepted. For additional information and the latest updates regarding Expo exhibitors, special attractions/entertainment, and vendor opportunities, please visit http://www.sandandwaterexpo.com or email info@sandandwaterexpo.com.


The 7th Annual Sand-Water-RV Expo, November 17-18, 2018 was a record-setter – largest paid attendance (just over 8,000) – most exhibitor/vendors ever (over 130) – earliest sell-out of exhibitor space (47 days before the Expo opened).

Check-out the unvarnished comments from those who attended – these are posted comments about the 2018 Expo from Riverdavesplace.com forums.

ONE-A-DAY posted:  “Thing was packed, seemed like more than the boat show, lots of cool stuff to check-out.”

FLYBYWIRE posted:  “Wasn’t expecting any kind of deals, but got me an Assault steering wheel and Axia Alloys fire extinguisher at a great price for the RZR.”

JONESPERFORMANCE posted:  “It was a cool event and for 5 bucks was a bargain to fondle new cars and side by sides and check out new trailers.”

BIGBHOVA posted:  “It was packed when we got there at 1pm. Good times.”

RMARION posted:  Event organizers put on a 1st class event ALL THE WAY!  Well run, very smoothly from set-up to breakdown. The best part were the paying customers. Non-stop attendance on both days.”  

If you’d like to read more, here’s the thread link:  https://www.riverdavesplace.com/forums/threads/sand-and-water-expo-coverage.192622/


If you didn’t make it to the Expo in 2018, but wish you had – make plans now for the 8th ANNUAL SAND-WATER-RV EXPO, NOVEMBER 16-17, 2019, at Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4.

The Expo website has been updated and is ready for 2019 – get your space application in early (a deposit at this time is not necessary, but it never hurts) and take advantage of low “early bird” space rates. Here’s the link for the online space application, just click and sign-up — https://www.sandandwaterexpo.com/application-for-exhibitor-space.html

More info:  Bob Brown, Sand-Water-RV Expo 951-501-0201 office info@sandandwaterexpo.com



Want to play a little poker while you’re at the Expo this weekend?  Why not…..it’s FREE to enter and participate. And who knows you might get lucky and win some cool prizes. It’s an all on-land inside the Expo Poker Run. Just stop by the Danny’s Marketplace booth just inside the admission ticket area at the front entrance and sign-up. Good luck and enjoy. It’s fun and it’s free!

Cool New Souvenir T-Shirts Available at the Expo

Be sure to make an early stop at the Zubrick T-Shirt display when you visit the 7th Annual Sand-Water-RV Expo, November 17-18 at Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4 and pick-up a few of the new Expo 2018 souvenir T-shirts before they are gone — they sell-out quick!


Calling all paddling enthusiasts….Southwest Kayaks in Lake Havasu City is bringing back  “Paddlefest” to the Sand-Water-RV Expo special attractions agenda on Saturday and Sunday, November 16-17.  This is a unique opportunity for the paddling community to come together and socialize with hundreds of enthusiasts of kayaking, paddleboarding, outriggers and canoes.  

Not only will the newest Hobie kayaks and paddleboards be on display and available for demos, but experienced paddling professionals will be on-site to assist beginners and novices.  The Lake Havasu Paddlefest will be located at Lake Havasu State Park, on the Windsor 4 beach next to the lighthouse.  For more information please contact the Southwest Kayaks store located in the Old English Village of the London Bridge 928-680-9257 or visit https://www.southwestkayaks.com 

Participants, please check-in on Friday, November 15 (at the Windsor 4 greenbelt and beach) if possible and get your wristbands (open at noon).  Please use the front entrance to Windsor 4 off of London Bridge Road between the Hampton Inn and Motel 6 to enter the Windsor 4 area. If you are not able to check-in and receive your wristband on Friday, you should do so before 8:45am on Saturday to be present for the participant meeting at 9:00am. 

Paddlefest games and activities are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17.

Saturday schedule:
Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament- Chance to win Money and Prizes!
Paddlefest Poker Run- Chance to win Hobie Kayak!
Riverbound Sports Paddleboard Demos
Lake Havasu Canoe and Outrigger Club Demos
Hobie Cat Friendly Races and Demos

Sunday schedule:
The Morning Havasu Eclipse Class
Paddle with me Class
Riverbound Sports Paddleboard Demos
Lake Havasu Canoe and Outrigger Club Demos
Hobie Cat Friendly Races and Demos
Friendly Paddle Race to London Bridge for photos!



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All Sand-Water-RV Expo Exhibitors, Vendors and the general public are invited to SXS Expo Madness sponsored by Riverdavesplace.com on Friday, November 16 (the evening before the Expo opens) – a “meet & greet/welcome Expo party” and a SXS contest at the Heat Hotel and Bar from 7pm to closing.

There’s no entry fee or pre-registration, just show up with your SXS.

Bring your ‘built to the hilt’ SXS to the Heat by 8:00pm where it will be judged by the Heat bar manager, Jason.  So what’s on-the-line? Lots of cool swag including RDP merchandise and apparel. Awards will be presented at approximately 9:00pm. 

Enjoy a live band, great beer selection and cocktails plus the best scenery of the London Bridge Channel.The Heat Hotel is located at: 1420 McCulloch Blvd. North, just across the London Bridge, right next to the Javelina Cantina.

What Size Do You Want? They’ll Be At The Expo

Sand&Water 4BA lot of Expo fans have been waiting for this….the new Sand-Water-RV Expo T-Shirt design is here, and they will be on sale at the Expo starting Saturday morning, November 19 at the Zubrick T-Shirt booth when the Expo opens at Lake Havasu State Park. These are greeat souvenirs of the premier outdoor motorsports expo in the Southwest.  Be sure and hit the Zubrick booth early when you come to the Expo, these shirts always sell-out quickly — if you don’t, you’ll have to wait another whole year for the 2017 model.

Expo Advertising Campaign in Full Swing

billboard-on-site-imageOctober will be a busy month for special events in the Tri-State area and the Sand-Water-RV Expo is going to take full advantage of the influx of motorsports enthusiasts.  Billboards are now up on prominent highways and River Rat Radio Jack FM will be airing over 100 radio commercials about the upcoming Havasu Expo while the Bluewater Desert Challenge offroad race in Parker is being held on October 6, 7, 8, 9.  At the same time, the Sand-Water-Expo will have a large display in the pits/vendor area of the Jet Ski World Championships in Havasu the first week in October.  And a week later, again in Parker, Sand-Water-RV Expo discount admission coupons will be distributed at the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Races.  Lots of exposure, lots of buzz about the Expo has now begun!

In-Water Boats Ready for Demo Rides at the Expo

The 2019 Sand-Water-RV Expo will again have boats in-water at the demo dock at the new Windsor 3 Launch Ramp. We’ll have a little bit of everything in-water for test rides: pontoons, wakeboard boats, family runabouts and even high performance sportboats. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for Expo visitors to test ride a variety of boats.