Promising outdoor traveling adventure and family fun, the Ft. Myers Recreation Vehicle Show motors into the new year at the Lee Civic Center Jan. 23-26, 2014. According to a press release, 14 RV dealers will be on hand for the event hosted by the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA)- Region 1.

“Attendees can view hundreds of recreation vehicles of all different types, sizes and prices. It also features 80 outdoor and camping supply vendors,” said Chris Morse, president of the association. “For many years, the Fort Myers RV Show has been the top RV show in Florida and the Southeast simply because of the high-quality products, outstanding displays and cost-saving prices. I’m proud to say this emphasis on quality has enabled the show to grow into the largest dealer-sponsored show in Florida and one of the largest RV shows in the Southeast.”

Besides RVs, the show allows attendees the chance to browse 80 outdoor and camping vendors displaying equipment and accessories to help outfit RVers or provide information on camping throughout the nation. Items include new braking systems, RV insurance, specialized camping equipment and high-tech makeovers for older RVs.

RVing continues to be an economical form of travel. PKF’s spring 2011 Vacation Cost Comparison Study, the most recent analysis available, showed that a family of four could save 27% to 59% on vacation costs by traveling in an RV, depending on the type of trip taken and RV used. A two-person travel party (the typical empty-nest couple) would save 11% to 46 %. With continuing higher fuel prices, more than 80% of RV owners say their RV vacations cost less than other forms of vacation.

“For the majority of RV buyers, the interest on their purchase is tax deductible since it qualifies as a second home,” Chris continues. “Now is the time to buy since RV prices have never been lower, making the RV lifestyle surprisingly affordable.”

The 29th Annual Fort Myers RV Show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 with children under 16 free. Parking is free courtesy of the FRVTA. For more information visit www.frvta.org/rv-shows.