The Colorado Convention Center will be overflowing with every type of recreational vehicle, from mini toy haulers, truck campers, tent trailers and travel trailers to gigantic 2016 model motorhomes when the 26th Annual Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show rolls into Denver, Jan. 6-9, 2016.
“This is the largest RV show in Denver and the region and is the first time for Coloradans to see the beautiful new 2016 models,” said Vilma Fraguada, president GS Media & Events, which stages the show.
Both nationally and locally, RV sales are booming. Colorado saw a 15 percent increase in sales of towable RVs last year, while the number of American households that own RVs has exploded 12.5 percent, from 7.9 million in 2005 to 8.9 million today. That means a full 8.5 percent of American households now own an RV.
“Cheaper gas and young families are behind the record sales,” Fraguada said. “Young families are discovering the joy and convenience of traveling by RV, which creates more quality family time and allows families to visit and stay in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the country,” she said. She added that RV travel has also become popular for multi-generational travel. “A lot of grandparents love to take their grandchildren on trips. In a time-pressed society, this often allows multi-generational travel to beautiful places without the hassles of airports and flying with young children,” she said.
In addition to hundreds of RVs, the show features seminars from travel and RV experts, and there is also travel information on dozens of travel destinations and campgrounds. “Whether you are an old hat at RVing or new to the sport and curious about it, this is a one stop show where you can find out everything you need to know,” Fraguada said. She stated that last year’s show set record attendance and she expects this show to be even bigger.
“Every year there are advancements in RVs that make them more comfortable, practical and easy to use. The new 2016 models this year are especially exciting. We will be showcasing everything from massive models, that are actually little houses on wheels, to towable models that are small enough and light enough to be pulled by a family car,” Fraguada said.
There is also information at the show on all things camping, from RV equipment to tents. “Whether you want to ‘kick the tires’ on new models, get into the sport for the first time, or look for some exciting new campgrounds to visit next year, this show has something for everyone interested in getting out into nature,” Fraguada said.
SHOW DETAILS: The show runs January 6 – 9, 2016. Hours are Weds – Fri., from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission: $12 for adults, kids 12 and under are free, and $5 for Good Sam members