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Sunny skies aren’t the only thing going for the 30th Annual Fort Myers RV Show that roared to a start Thursday (Jan. 22).

The Fort Myers News-Press reported that dealers are hopeful the recovering economy, local gasoline prices slipping closer to $2 a gallon, lower interest rates, and Baby Boomers craving comfort and quality time outdoors will accelerate the rebound in sales for their industry.

The show continues through Sunday at Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers.

It features several hundred RVs — from campers that fit on truck beds, and cost less than $10,000 — to motorcoaches with prices approaching $1 million.

Fourteen RV dealers and nearly 100 vendors of camping equipment and services are on site. Initial traffic was encouraging: More than 250 people waited in line for gates to open at 10 a.m.

“The heart of our business is still middle-aged people,” said Chris Moore, sales manager for Skip Eppers RV and president of the show organizer, Region One of the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA).

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