Lines formed outside the Fairplex as the California Rv Show opened Friday

Lines formed outside the Fairplex as the California RV Show opened Friday

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 62nd Annual California RV Show ushered a steady line of consumers through the gates on Friday’s (Oct. 10) opening day, as the annual event began its 10-day run at the Fairplex in Pomona.

This year’s edition of the California RV Show, sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), spans 800,000 square feet of exhibit space, well over the 665,000 square feet at the 2013 event. More than 1,200 RVs are on display, including 150 RVs available for test drives.

The show also features a lineup special guest appearances, including former Dodger great Steve Garvey, who opened the event with a ceremonial first pitch. Former Dodger Ron Cey and former Angel Chuck Finley are set to appear today, followed by; musician, RV enthusiast and reality TV star Bret Michaels on Oct. 18; former Lakers star A.C. Green and former Padres star Randy Jones on Oct. 19.

Former Dodger great Steve Garvey signs autographs

Former Dodger great Steve Garvey signs autographs

Other attractions for this year’s show include:

• The Grand RV Campground Entrance – The main show entry point is once again a mock RV campground that will cover 10,000 square feet of landscaped exhibit space and feature a wide array of RV products. The Grand RV Campground Entrance is designed to excite attendees about RV travel and camping before moving into the main exhibition areas.

• Informative seminars – A robust lineup of 65 seminars will be offered throughout the show to provide attendees with expert information on selecting, buying and using an RV from industry experts.

• RV Sweepstakes – A 2015 Lance Camper Manufacturing ultra-light travel trailer will be given away at the conclusion of the show.

For more show information about the California RV Show, visit www.TheBest RVShow.com, like the show on Facebook, or follow on Twitter at “California RV Show.”