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Pleasanton Weekly

News - January 6, 2012

RV show adds electric motorcycles to lineup

Pleasanton event opens today at Fairgrounds

The 24th annual Manufacturers RV and Sports Show opens today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, to run through Jan. 16. For the first time this year visitors will be able to test ride or see a demonstration of an electric motorcycle as well as see hundreds of RVs and accessories, new and used, and negotiate directly with dealers.

"The attendance and sales at our RV shows over the past years has been consistently growing, and we wanted to branch out and offer something we believe RV enthusiasts will love," said Mike Nohr, president of GoodTimes Promotions. "Zero Motorcycles are amazing electric motorcycles that we're sure will be a hit at the show."

Although the recession drove the RV industry into a ditch, signs are pointing to the end of the rough road, with total wholesale shipments for last year up 4% over October 2010, according to RV industry analyst Dr. Richard Curtin.

"The economy isn't out of the woods yet, but when it comes to inexpensive vacation options, RVing leads the pack," said show manager Shawn Nohr.

Cost for the show is $12 adults; $10 seniors 65 and older; 16 and under free. On Wednesday, seniors get two-for-one admission. For more information, call 931-1890 or visit www.rvshow.net.

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