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Screen Shot 2017-01-13 at 7.53.55 AMThe Valley RV & Camping Show, hosted by the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC), returns to South Bend’s Century Center this weekend, opening today (Jan. 13) and running through Sunday.

According to a press release, the show represent the first opportunity for RVers to see the latest models and feature packages.

“This show is a great place for buyers to compare features, floorplans and RV types from a wide variety of manufacturers,” said Matt Rose, director of recreation vehicles for IMHA-RVIC. “With so many dealers all in one place it’s also a great place for buyers to negotiate their best price. Many of these RVs are priced at 20% to 25% below MSRP.”

Like previous years, the show features a variety of recreation vehicles, including motorhomes, fifth-wheels, toy haulers and travel trailers. But this year consumers will notice the variety of lighter, less expensive towable RV’s.

“RV manufacturers have concentrated on using lighter weight, less expensive and recycled materials in the last year,” Rose said. “This translates into a vehicle that is more durable and costs less to purchase and tow than previous models.

“Of course there is a variety of RVs to meet every taste and budget. We also have RVs weighing more than 20,000 pounds and costing upwards of $250,000,” added Rose, “but we also have light-weight RVs that cost less than $100 per month.”

Additionally, booth vendors are on hand offering RV accessories and camping information. RV manufacturer’s representatives will be on hand throughout the show and banks are offering special financing packages.

Hours for the show run 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.