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Pittsburgh RV Show Runs Until Jan. 19

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The annual Pittsburgh RV Show will open Saturday and run through Jan. 19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

This story by JoAnne Klimovich Harrop originally appeared in the Tribune-Review.

“These RVs have everything,” said Rob Young, show producer. “When you make an RV purchase, you have to experience it in person. You have to sit on the furniture and see how big the space inside is. The two biggest things people always ask about are the bathrooms and the beds.”

Choices range from a basic place to sleep to vehicles that can accommodate 8 to 10 people or more and are 40 feet long, Young said.

Visitors will find lightweight trailers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, Class A, B and C motorhomes, diesel pushers and park models.

Prices start at just under $10,000.

Young said customers include everyone from people who want one of these vehicles for vacations to those who may live in them full-time. Some workers use them if they are on a job site for an extended period of time.

The Pittsburgh RV Show is one of the biggest indoor RV shows in the country, Young said. He has been running it since 2007 and attending longer because his family owned a dealership in Irwin.

It takes five days to set up. He said the exhibitor has been selling out the floor spaces since 2012. There are even dealers who want more space and others who want to be part of the show for the first time, he said. There are 14 dealers, so it’s the best way to comparison shop.

The show encompasses 9 acres of space featuring recreational vehicles as well as products relating to the industry. Items include everything from folding camping trailers to high-end motor homes. The show started in 1968.

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