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RV ShowThe Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 47th Annual Detroit Camper & RV Show, February 6-10, 2013, in Novi at the Suburban Collection Showplace (located on Grand River, between Novi and Beck Road). All types of new 2013 recreation vehicles — over 275 units and 50 brands displayed; folding campers, motor homes, travel trailers, truck campers, fifth wheel travel trailers and toy haulers.

On display at the show, you’ll see folding campers from $4,999, trailers from $8,999 and motorhomes from $49,999. Discounts on 2012 models, plus, manufacturer rebates on select RVs. Booths featuring parts and accessories, campground information, on site RV financing and RV rentals make this the complete RV show experience.

At the show, enter to win the Ultimate MIS Race Experience package from Michigan International Speedway. Includes tickets, camping and VIP access (valued at nearly $3,000).

Coupons are available at www.marvac.org, Big Boy restaurants, and in area newspapers. Visit one of the 20 metro Detroit NAPA Auto Parts Stores for your discount admission coupon. With this special coupon, all consumers can get $1 off any adult or senior admission.

Show goers can pick up the new 2013 RV & Campsite Guide. This guide to camping and RV dealers in Michigan now includes coupons.

The 47th Annual Detroit Camper & RV Show will be held in Novi at the Suburban Collection Showplace and is open weekdays 2-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The cost for adult admission (ages 13 and up) is $9; senior admission is $8; children ages 12 and under are admitted free!

The show is sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), a member organization representing all aspects of the camping and RV industries.

You can call 517.349.8881 or visit marvac.org for additional information on the RV show.

The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 20th Annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show, March 30-April 1, 2012, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in downtown Traverse City.

Over 50 new recreation vehicles will be on display including folding campers, travel trailers and fifth wheel travel trailers. There’s something for everyone — prices from $4,000 to more than $75,000. Booths featuring parts and accessories, campground information, on site RV financing and RV rentals make this the complete RV show experience.

The new, 2012 RV & Campsite, a guide to camping in Michigan, will be available free to consumers. Coupons for $1 off any adult or senior admission are available on www.marvac.org, Big Boy restaurants and Traverse City area TBA Credit Unions. Consumers can also register to win free tickets to the show on www.marvac.org, compliments of Big Boy.

The 20th Annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show will be held at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center March 30-April 1, and is open Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost for adult admission (ages 13 and up) is $5; senior admission (ages 55 and older) is $4; children ages 12 and under are admitted free. Parking is also free.

The show is sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), a member organization representing all aspects of the camping and RV industries.

Consumers can call 517.349.8881 or visit marvac.org for additional information on the RV show.

“The fuel prices don’t really impact RV sales quite the way a lot of people might think,” Kevin Broom, director of media relations for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), said. “Part of it is there’s so much savings already built into RVs that stay when fuel prices rise.”

The RVIA had San Francisco-based PKF Consulting look into that question, Broom said, and it concluded that fuel prices would have to get to nearly $10 a gallon before the most expensive RV — a Class A motorhome — would lose its economic advantage.

For travel trailers, fifth-wheels and folding campers, gas prices would have to rise to $15 to $20 a gallon before those vehicles lose their economic value, Broom said.

People may take shorter trips, Broom said, but people will still use them.

Rising fuel prices, though, can enter into the equation in other ways. The biggest is if they affect consumer confidence, he said. Another factor is the availability of consumer credit, which greatly affected RV sales in 2008.

In the recession, fuel prices did go up, but Broom noted, consumer confidence and credit availability were other key factors.

“There were so many things going on,” Broom said. “Fuel prices did go up, but at the same time we had home foreclosures and a credit freeze and this massive recession that went on. “Did RV sales drop because fuel prices went up or was it because there was this massive economic cataclysm?”

It’s hard to separate each factor, Broom said. “My guess would be that those larger economic factors like decline in home prices, like people losing employment, just the availability of credit,” he said. “Those were probably bigger factors than fuel prices.”

As it is, University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin is predicting a 5.1% increase for RV sales for the year in the spring issue of RV Roadsigns.

Curtin predicts RV shipments will reach 265,200 for 2012, which would be the third straight year of increased sales.

Curtin cited stronger economic growth, increased job opportunities and easing consumer credit as factors.

“We’re encouraged by that,” Broom said. “The economy is showing signs of growing, of recovering.”

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