2007 RV Sales Figures Show Continued Industry Growth



    Four Cities Host RV Shows this Weekend:
    Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Moncton

    OTTAWA, Feb. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Go RVing Canada released its annual
RV sales figures, demonstrating that sales are up 13 per cent across the
country for 2007. The release of these statistics comes as RV show season is
in full swing, with four RV trade shows taking place this weekend across
Canada.
    According to Statistics Canada figures, national RV sales were up an
impressive 63 per cent over the last three years. Alberta and Ontario drove
the market with their growth, increasing their sales 19 per cent and 18 per
cent respectively. Canada wide, Alberta is responsible for close to a third of
the country's sales, with Québec coming in second by selling 27 per cent of
Canada's RVs in 2007.
    Many Go RVing member dealers are saying that RVing's popularity rise is
due to a growing number of young families getting into the lifestyle by
purchasing smaller starter units combined with the rise of retiring baby
boomers who are seeking more luxurious motorhomes in which to travel.
Canadians in general are gravitating to the freedom, flexibility and family
experience that the RV lifestyle has to offer.
    "We're excited to see first time RVers come out to these shows, curious
about what this lifestyle has to offer to them," said Go RVing Spokesperson
Catherine Fortin LeFaivre. "It demonstrates that the RV lifestyle is appealing
to a broad segment of Canadians, regardless of age or income."
    Fortin LeFaivre said that RV shows are a great place for Canadians to
find the right unit to suit their lifestyle as there are hundreds of RVs on
display starting at well under $10,000 for a tent trailer to over $200,000 for
a deluxe class A motorhome. RV Shows are also an ideal place for early season
savings.

    The Ottawa Spring RV Show runs from Friday, February 29 to Sunday,
March 2 at the Ottawa Civic Centre.

    The Manitoba RV Show runs from Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 2
at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

    The Toronto Spring Motorhome and Trailer Show runs from Wednesday,
February 27 to Sunday, March 2 at Mississauga's International Centre.

    The Moncton RV Show runs from Friday, February 29 to Sunday, March 2 at
the Moncton Coliseum Complex.

    For more information on RVing and RV shows across Canada, please visit
www.gorving.ca.

    The Go RVing coalition was formed in 1997, and consists of RV
manufacturers, RV dealers and campground operators. The coalition serves as
the Canadian RV camping industry ambassador to provide the public and media
with information about the benefits of RV travel. The coalition also seeks to
enhance consumer information and satisfaction with the RV experience.




For further information:

For further information: A Go RVing booth will be present at the Ottawa
Spring RV Show and media tours are available. Media interested in visiting an
RV show or obtaining more information on the RV lifestyle should contact:
Catherine Fortin LeFaivre, Go RVing Canada Public Relations, Cell: (613)
447-1543, catherine@impactcanada.com


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