SOURCE: GoodTimes Promotions, Inc.

GoodTimes Promotions, Inc.

January 03, 2011 11:00 ET

Improving Economy Has Pleasanton RV Show Ready to Make Waves

GoodTimes Promotions to Add Boats to Winter Show for the First Time in Years

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - January 3, 2011) - With the demand for RVs growing, and signs that the economy is improving, organizers of Northern California's largest indoor RV show have decided to make some waves. GoodTimes Promotions is adding boats to its winter RV sale for the first time in years.

From Jan. 7-17, the 23rd Annual Manufacturers RV and Boat Show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton will feature a virtual armada in addition to the RVs and accessories it traditionally offers.

"The attendance and sales at our RV shows over the past year have been strong enough that we felt comfortable branching out and offering more," said Mike Nohr, president of GoodTimes Promotions. "Boats and RVing go hand in hand so we're confident the addition will be a hit."

The recession drove the RV industry into a ditch, but signs are pointing to the end of the rough road. RV shipments from manufacturers to dealers are projected to increase by 43 percent over 2009, according to RV industry analyst Dr. Richard Curtin. In addition, RV campgrounds across the country reported that reservations in 2010 were up 5 percent over 2009, which was one of the best years for campgrounds despite the recession, according to the RVIA, which tracks industry trends.

"What these figures show is that people are looking for inexpensive vacation options, and RVing leads the pack," said show manager Shawn Nohr.

Those who attend the January show will be able to see hundreds of RVs, boats and accessories -- new and used -- negotiate directly with dealers and do it all in one convenient location.

Cost: Adults $12, seniors (65+) $10, children 16 and under free. Special "Senior Wednesday 2 for 1." Held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds: 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, Jan 7-17, 2011; Mon - Fri 11am - 8pm, Sat 10am - 8pm; Sun 10am - 6pm, Monday MLK Day 10am to 6pm. For information, call (925) 931-1890 or visit www.rvshow.net.

About GoodTimes Promotions:
Good Times Promotions was founded by Michael Nohr in 1988 after he stepped away from 30 years in the RV industry. He started in the RV and trailer business working for Nohr's RV, which was owned and operated by his father.

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