A “Sold” sign marks a Fleetwood trailer Sunday at the Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show at Memorial Coliseum. Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette

A “Sold” sign marks a Fleetwood trailer Sunday at the Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show at Memorial Coliseum. Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette

Michael Zennie, The Journal Gazette

mzennie@jg.net

Last year was bleak for the RV industry. Plants have shed jobs, many of them in northern Indiana, in an effort to keep up with slumping demand.

Coplen's Coleman Camper Center in Fort Wayne posted its worst sales in its 31-year history, owner Bob Coplen said.

With a tight credit market, rising unemployment and shaky confidence, all signs seemed to predict a slow year for the Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show, held last weekend at Memorial Coliseum.

But maybe not.

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