Suppliers and RV dealers will be set up through Sunday (April 26) for the return of the British Columbia Interior RV Show.
“This is the only facility outside of the Lower Mainland that can house this size of show,” said Al Mullins, chair of the British Columbia Interior RV Society board.
“We draw people from Alberta, the Kootenays all over B.C., I’ve talked to people from Edmonton, Saskatoon, people from Prince George, Prince Rupert making the trek down, lot’s of people come from all over,” Mullins said.
The event costs $5 for a wristband which grants you entry for the entire weekend. Net proceeds from the sale of the wristbands are being donated to the Salvation Army Community Food Bank and non-perishable food donations are welcome. Children under 15 are free with a paying adult. Last year, the event raised more than 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food donations to the Salvation Army.
The show is taking up 80,000 square feet of indoor space and continues to branch out since the first show four years ago.
Dealers will be there from as far as Chilliwack and Salmon Arm with the representation of 30 different brands of RVs, Mullins said.
“The dealers are very, very aggressive in their pricing, the banks are financing, they give us really excellent rates during RV show time, so it is an excellent time to purchase,” Mullins said.
Those looking to find out more about the RV lifestyle can attend seminars, free with the $5 entry, which are taking place Friday through Sunday with topics covering anything and everything you would want to know about RVing according to Mullins.
“There’s one on solar systems and living off the grid, the dumpstation.com guys are going to be there talking about Rving with their experience and Okanagan College is here once again and they put on an awesome seminar with lots of information,” Mullins said.
Leisureland RV, the oldest RV dealer in Penticton, established 1977, is bringing 27 RVs to the show as well as a small percentage of the parts department to show off different parts and accessories.
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