Hundreds visit RV show; vehicles to be on display until Sunday

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Hundreds of people visited the Greensboro Coliseum Friday for The North Carolina RV Dealer Association RV show.

More than 170 RVs will be on display until Sunday.

The big turnout is a sign that the RV industry is getting back on its feet, according to David Solberg, an RV expert.

“About every show has had record breaking numbers in the last two or three years,” Solberg said.

Solberg says 2015 is predicted to be a good year for the industry, with sales expected to be the highest in 6 years.

It’s a big change from 2009, when experts say the impact of the recession and high gas prices hit the industry hard.

“It was hard for the industry,” he said. “Most of that is stabilized.”

Solberg says lower gas prices have helped turn the tide.

Right now, the national average price for a gallon of gas is $2.23, which has dropped more than one dollar since last year.

In North Carolina, the average price is $2.31.

Factors RV dealers hope will continue to keep the industry booming.

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