The 57th Annual California RV Show, sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), will kick off Friday (Oct. 16) at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., offering consumers access to the newest and best in RVs and RV products.continues to be a popular place for RVers to visit and find show information as well as tips on how RVers are adjusting to higher fuel costs, how driving an RV is different but not difficult, how RVs have less of a carbon footprint than air/hotel travel, and more – all designed to support RV sales and show attendance.

 Set to run through Oct. 25, the California RV Show is the largest consumer show on the West Coast, according to RVIA Express.

This year’s show theme is “It’s All About Fun” and highlights that with an RV you take your resort with you. With many American families looking to save money on vacations, show promoters have been working to highlight the fact that RVing is still less expensive than flying or driving, staying in hotels and eating in restaurants. RVing also provides quality family time.

Seminars at the show will help attendees select the right RV and provide tips for full timing and extended RV travel.

One of the most popular seminars from previous shows that will be continued this year is “Yes, You Can Drive an RV,” while ”green” RVer and RVIA media spokesman Brian Brawdy also will be featured in a special green camping display at the center of the show.

“Despite the tough economic conditions, I think we are going to have a wonderful show,” said Marsha McInnis, RVIA’s Western Region show director. “Enthusiasm is high among exhibitors and consumers alike.”

The show’s website, www.carshow.com,