Sunday’s mid-60s temperatures gave birth to thoughts of enjoying New Hampshire’s outdoors, making the Lilac Mall’s 14th annual recreational vehicle, boat and motorcycle showin Rochester a popular place to be.
And the selection was diverse, Foster’s Daily Democrat reported.
Dennis Tuttle of Northwood RV finds the economy a bit of a challenge.
“We get more people just looking and seriously contemplating whether to step up to a larger RV, or to hold on to their current home away from home and do some upgrades,” he said.
Tuttle was offering RVs from $8,500 to upward of $37,000, and answering a lot of questions from visitors.
Mark Cicchetto, a long time Rochester businessman, had a busy day as he helped out Rochester Motorsports. Cicchetto was constantly in action, moving from ATVs of all types.
Not just for riding in the woods anymore, according to Cicchetto “many people are buying them for year-round use in their yards and property. We sell them with plows and trailer hitches.”
That use was not on the mind of nine-year-old James Turner of Rochester, however, as he tried a 4-wheeler on for size.
There with his mother, father and brother Matthew, James was thinking of “doing doughnuts easier.”
The items attracting the most attention were motorcycles.
With a large group to choose from, show-goers kept Cicchetto hopping from one bike to the next.
Having just sold a preowned for $7,000, he was constantly quoting figures on other preowned bikes as well as big new road machines.