Whether you are ready to take the plunge or are still in the dreaming phase, visiting an RV show is a great way to see what sort of RVs are out there…all under one roof. From Folding Camping Trailers to Sport Utility RVs and everything in between, you’ll find a little bit of everything. Kind of like going to an RV buffet!
If going to an RV dealership sounds intimidating, try starting with a visit to an RV show. RV shows are designed to be a place where you can leisurely browse through the inventory of many dealers without any pressure. The RVs are open and ready to be explored. If you are serious about purchasing, you’ll be happy to know many dealers offer special sales at the shows.
This past January, we visited our first RV show in Indianapolis. It was a perfect way to escape the winter cold for an afternoon of family fun and dream about the upcoming warmer weather.
At the time, our family was in the midst of finding a new RV and walking through many different models gave us an opportunity to see a variety and discuss features that were important to all of us. The boys saw different layouts of bunk rooms and got to talk about the pros and cons of each. Brent and I found it particularly helpful to be able to walk through all the kitchen layouts. It’s one thing to look at beautiful pictures online, but actually walking through the different spaces one after another really gives you a good idea of what will work for you.
It was at this RV show that we finally decided on our current RV. We spent at least half an hour sitting on the couches and discussing how it would meet our needs. A few weeks prior, we had seen the model briefly, but the RV show gave us the relaxed atmosphere we needed to make a decision.
Later that month, we went to another RV show in Ft. Myers, Florida. Now that the pressure was off to find a new RV, this show was just for fun. What a great afternoon! We looked at all sorts of RVs from small Airstreams to gigantic luxury diesel pushers.