SOURCE: GoodTimes Promotions

GoodTimes Promotions

May 04, 2011 10:00 ET

Pleasanton RV Show Gears Up for Spring

RV Owners Expected to Use Their RVs More This Year

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - More than half of RV owners plan to use their RVs more often this spring and summer than in 2010 to take weekend vacations closer to home, according to a Recreational Vehicle Industry Association survey -- an encouraging statistic for GoodTimes Promotions, which is planning its 19th Annual Spring RV Show and Sale from May 13-22 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

"We know gas prices are putting a damper on vacation plans, but RVing is a great way to travel without breaking the bank," said Mike Nohr, president of GoodTimes Promotions. "We're glad to help outfit RVs with the latest accessories to make people's trips as comfortable as possible -- or even get them into a new ride."

Show attendees will be able to see hundreds of new and used RVs and accessories and negotiate directly with dealers in one convenient location.

The RVIA's April canvass of RV owners reveals: 53% intend to use their RV more this spring/summer despite fuel prices; 38% plan to use theirs the same amount; 9% will use them less. Of those who will use them more, 65% said one reason is to take more mini-vacations. The report also found 68% expect fuel prices to affect their travel plans. Of those, 61% said they'll travel closer to home, 42% will travel fewer miles and 37% will stay longer in one place.

"People are looking for inexpensive vacation options, and RVing leads the pack," said show manager Shawn Nohr. "There are a lot of places in California that make for a great vacation close to home."

RV vacations are, on average, 27-61% less expensive than other vacations, according to a study by Collier's PKF Consulting USA.

About the Spring RV Show
Adults $7; seniors (62+) $6, children 15 and under free. "Senior Wednesday 2-for-1." At the Alameda County Fairgrounds: 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, May 13-22, 2011; Mon - Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-6pm. For information, call (925) 931-1890 or visit www.rvshow.net.

About GoodTimes Promotions
Good Times Promotions was founded by Mike 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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