For many, the dream is to be able to go outside first thing in the morning, a fresh cup of coffee in hand, and see the Grand Canyon, or Mount Rushmore, or the sunrise over the ocean.

If you own an RV it can happen, and thousands came to the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Fla., over four days this past weekend to see some the latest and best motorhomes and towable RVs at the 30th annual RV show, one of the oldest and biggest in the state.

The North Fort Myers Neighbor reported that nearly 13,000 hit the turnstyles last year, and judging by the long line of RVers and dream trippers at the ticket window last weekend, at least that many, if not more, were expected this year.

Hundreds of new motorhomes, travel trailers, park models, toy haulers, folding and van campers and more from 15 area dealers, as well as nearly 100 vendors selling everything from accessories to RV holidays, were available throughout the grounds.

Jack Carver, show manager, said the show brought an overwhelming response from RV lovers, community members and first-timers.

“The RV industry has recovered with the economy. With interest rates and gas prices low and people wanting to see more of America rather than go outside the country, things are coming together again,” Carver said.

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