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With gas prices at their lowest in years and Florida spring weather just around the corner, organizers expect a big turnout at the Ocala RV Show beginning Thursday at the Florida Horse Park in south Marion County.

“We should get from 6,000 to 7,000 people visiting the show. It’s been a good venue,” said Dave Kelly, marketing director for the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), located in Riverview, which is organizing the show.

“Gas around $2 a gallon has removed one excuse from the table for not getting an RV,” Kelly said.

“Take It Outside” and enjoy the outdoors is the theme of the trade association’s seven regional RV shows in Florida throughout this year. The January in Tampa RV Show featured about 1,200 RVs on display.

Kelly said RVs from trailers to the largest motor homes costing from about $5,000 to $200,000 by manufacturers ranging from Airstream Inc. to Winnebago Industries Inc. will be displayed at the upcoming show. At least 11 dealers, four from the greater Ocala area, are scheduled to display.

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