If it were up to Amelia Holloway’s daughters – a 7-year-old and 4-year-old twins – the family’s next camper will need one feature to pass muster: bunk beds.

“They love looking at the bunkhouses,” she said Sunday in the waning hours of the 2018 Fort Wayne RV & Camping Show.

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported that more than 12,000 people attended the four-day event – a number that “thrilled” Show Director Matt Rose after two record-setting years. The event is annually hosted by the Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (RVIC).

With 10 recreational vehicle dealers at Memorial Coliseum, the 58th annual show offered attendees options for every camping style and budget, from travel trailers to Class A motorhomes, Rose said.

Special pricing offers – such as $1,500 discounts and $20 down to lock in the show price – were aplenty. And judging by the numerous sold signs Sunday afternoon, people came to buy.

Attendees usually fall into two camps, Rose said. The majority are RV owners seeking something new, perhaps due to growing families, he said, while many others are lured by curiosity.

Rose wasn’t surprised young couples and families populated the event because the age of the average RV buyer has fallen from 49 to 45 in recent years.

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