RV Show Tips

RV Shows are where many dealers showcase their latest models, accessories and offer deals at one time and at one place. This shows provide a great opportunity for potential buyers to see different models, ask questions, meet other RVers and find the RV that suits their needs for RV life.

How can i find these shows? Generally, RV shows are held at a convention centers, hotels, fairgrounds or other large venues. Check out RV Shows List or go to vendor shops to see where RV expos are in your area. If you’ve registered your name anywhere before, you will probably receive information about these shows in your mailbox or e-mail.

Put on the comfortable shoes : RV shows are generally large. It can take couple of hours to all day to see everything what you want to see. Dress appropriately and wear a comfortable pair of shoes so they will keep you on your feet.

Go early : If you really want the opportunity to see the RVs and related accessories, the best time to go is early in the day. With this, you can enjoy your time without the large crowd.

Take the RV Show Program : The program will not only contain a list of the dealers present and their contact information but it will also have a map of the entire show site. This will help you plan out your visit better.

What About The Kids? The best thing is leaving the kids at home. Get a sitter if necessary. They will just get lost in the crowd.

Ask Questions : If you are a newbie on RVing, don't be shy about asking questions. The more you know, the better deal you can have. Make notes, take photos, ask many questions. Don't forget what your budget is. Do not try to buy expensive RVs that may cause a financial problem for you in the future.

Check out everything : Before you buy an RV at a show, check carefully about what you will buy. There can be damages on RVs because of kids, people who are unfamiliar with RVs etc.

Grab the Paper and Pen : As you view the models, it can be helpful to take notes and write down any question you may have for the dealer staff. You can also create a short pros and cons list of what you see.

Take a Test Trip : Just walking through the RVs or asking question to the vendors won't tell you much things. If you think this must be yours and this is the one what you are looking for try it out. Take a test trip, look at the shower, lay on the beds, check the kitchen etc.

Don’t settle : There are so many RV’s out there and one will be perfect for you. If you’re not 100%, walk away.