Organizers for the January’s 24th Annual Manufacturer’s RV & Sports Show and Sale in Pleasanton, Calif., are reporting that attendance grew by 10% over 2011 and set a single-day record in the first weekend – sure signs that RVing is bouncing back as the economy improves.
“We’re feeling good about where RVing is going,” said Shawn Nohr, the show manager for GoodTimes Promotions, which has organized Northern California’s largest indoor RV show for the last 24 years. “A lot of buyers came to our winter event, and it’s clear people are ready to enjoy themselves after several years of hard times. They’ve learned the value of a buck, and the fact is, RVing remains one of the most economical ways to take a trip.”
Attendance at the event, held Jan. 6-16 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, grew to 24,769 people, Nohr said. The first Saturday was particularly popular, drawing 5,600 people, he said.
“That’s the most people we’ve seen on a Saturday in the 24-year history of the show,” Nohr said. “The economy has definitely turned a corner.”