We spent last Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Washington State Evergreen Spring RV Show. If you stopped by our booth to say hello, thank you! It was so nice to meet so many of our local readers.
It was fun seeing all the want-to-be RV owners “shop” for their new RVs. Oh, if only they knew… Anyway, if there was an RV show coming up within an hour’s drive of you, would you go? Maybe? Probably not?
Please feel free to leave a comment after you vote. Thank you!
We have a paid for TT and cannot afford a new TT anyway at our age. However, we go for the informative seminars, to see new trends in RVs, get out of the house for a lot of walking, and to see how smart we are to simply update what we have! Our State Parks also have a booth and give all kinds of interesting information to share.
YES! I love RV shows and seeing all the new colors, floorplans, gadgets, etc. But ALWAYS upon further inspection of the quality of the materials we decide to keep our 2013 Forester 🌝 Much cheaper too lol.
My limited experience with an RV show took place a few years ago at a large regional exposition location. While the RV’s were nice to look at and dream about, there was a definite level of attendees that we found less than desirable to be around. We had been on the edge of commiting to RV’ing but were sadly put off by the element we encountered. I am not trying to define us an elitists, but more to point out that for us at least, and that show in particular, the groups made things less rosy. And I will preface this with saying that we used to be experienced boaters and realized that the same element was in existence on the docks.
We just had one in Milwaukee .To me it was more of getting out of the house.I wouldn’t call them a RV manufacture show. They are more than likely.a RV dealer show of what’s local in Wisconsin.So it really limits what you see ,yes you can go to the dealer but in March its a nice break and time to stretch the old legs out.We find it a good time to see what other types campsites are out there and cost for them.
YES, but that is not going to happen. I live three hours from Carson City, NV, four hours from Bakersfield, Ca, and five hours from Las Vegas, Nv. But, if there was one in any of these cities, I would attend.
We just attended the Portland, Oregon show a couple of weeks ago and managed to see the TT we have been researching for about a year along with the sales rep we have talked to a couple of times as well. We picked up our new baby the weekend before last just in time for a scheduled 4 day trip this weekend!
Woohoo, Joel! Congratulations on your new travel trailer! We hope you have a wonderful, problem-free, 4-day trip (shakedown cruise?) this weekend, and many happy trips to come. Have fun! 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com
Unless I’m in the market for an RV, I’m probably not attending the show. If I’m not in the market for furniture I don’t go walk around furniture stores either. Maybe i’m the exception but if I’m not in the market for a cow, I don’t go to a livestock auction just because I enjoy eating steak. My wife on the other hand enjoys shopping so she’s coming home with a cow, a couch and a coach.
Best laugh! I’m shopping with your wife!
Less than a thirty (30) minute drive and this ”lookie-lou” will be there checking out all the models, loving the small side vendors and license to eat junk food…🥳
Just attended the Evergreen RV Show in Monroe, WA last weekend. Tons of travel trailers, and prices on the Class A’s and Fivers have come down quite a bit.
We traded RVs 7/2022, so not especially likely. Much more likely to attend (but short of certainty) if were looking for next RV. Have our second RV now and likely our last.
Would love an RV show down here. If you throw a rock it would bounce to at least 10+ RV parks within a 2 mile radius from where we are at in Rockport, TX. The American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX would be a fabulous spot to hold one. We did attend one in Robstown about 10 years ago. Wasn’t impressed. Maybe a dozen RV’s and lots of vendors not RV related. So yes would be nice.
Nothing about new RVs impresses me.
Only attend if a show was within just a few miles just to look, not in the market for a new one.
Maybe. Not in the market for new one, but it’s a nice way to spend a day since most shows are off season. May find something interesting to add to the collection. Plus, lot’s of free stuff being given away.
Has to be a VERY good reason for attending. Fighting heavy traffic, paying for parking, paying for admission just to have someone less knowledgeable than myself and can’t answer half my questions trying to get me to make an impulse buy isn’t one of them.
Spot on, Jim.
Can’t answer half and misrepresent or lie about the other half!
We are casually looking but like Bob W above are completely unimpressed with what we see…and at 50% to 100% more $ than just a few years ago, forget it.
We went to one show in Feb and have visited eight dealers since last October. That was enough.
There are RV shows EVERYDAY all across the country.
All one needs to do is stop by any RV dealer and look at the hundreds of RV’s waiting for you to view and purchase IF you are so inclined.
All a dedicated RV show is at this point in time is something to do on the weekend when you are totally BORED!
My scoliosis and bone on bone right knee prevents me from walking very much.
Yes, but I’m not going to pay to be sold to. It would have to be free. It’s amazing all of the people in this world that blindly pay admission just to hear a salesman… they should pay us for attending.
We attended Perry. Always enjoy looking at the items that the vendors had to add to our motorhome. Did not go look at the new model. Mine is in good shape and paid for.
Last show we went to was dedicated to new units and I was only interested in adding stuff to my existing Motor Home. So, no I would not go even if it was next door as I am not interested in a new coach, Trailer, Pop-Up, 5th wheel or tent.