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Lynnmor

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Posted: 08/18/19 12:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Before you go, do your research online and narrow down your shopping list to the few models that interest you so the time at the show isn't wasted. It is likely you will not find anything besides what is presented online. You will spend a lot of time walking and that can be hot or tiring. Bring your own water and lunch unless you like to spend a fortune on unhealthy junk food but be aware that all bags will be checked on entering.





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My take on RV shows is, you seen one, you've seen them all.


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SidecarFlip wrote:

My take on RV shows is, you seen one, you've seen them all.

That's sort of true of most local shows. Hershey is not your typical show.
It's obvious from your post you have not been to the Hershey show.


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Posted: 08/19/19 05:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As most have already said it is probably the best show to go to if you want to compare makes and models as you can see almost everything there and with any luck remember where you saw them, it is a BIG show. Most manufactures will bring their latest and greatest to show and some might bring new floorplans they are just getting ready to release. If going on Sat be ready for crowds, long lines to park and also someone already mentioned they search your bags and you even go thru a metal detector and that is right when you walk into the show.


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Been to it a few times. Good to go kick some tires & see stuff that you don't really need.

Something would have to be really special to make me even think about selling my Alpenlite. We did Hershey twice before buying mainly to have a look see. If getting close to buying make a list of the the must haves & be brutal. Ours needed to have a large galley. An island or a "J" shape with lots of counter space. It also had to have lots of freshwater capacity. Nothing less than 80gal would be acceptable. It also had to be less than 36' LOA.

Parameters set there was no time wasted looking at units that did not meet our specs. Buying a mistake, even at a 'great' price is expensive.


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We will be going this year on Wednesday, trying to circle in on what to eventually replace our now 8 year old Sunseeker 2300 Class C with in 2 to 4 years. It has been a decent compromise, on an E450 for a huge 4500lb headroom to GVWR, lots of storage interior and exterior, as well as large tanks for a small 24' Class C. For how we use it and where we go, it's worked out exactly as I'd figured when we bought it, so much so that the same model with a dinette slide now branded a 2290, is the leading replacement contender. But it's worth seeing what else is there in the under 27' size.


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As stated multiple times, it is pretty large. Been there multiple times. Think about the parking lot of a hockey arena filled with RV's. The good part is if you are debating floor plan layouts or the overall size needed, 5th wheel vs travel trailer, etc etc. there are plenty to walk through. On the flip side, if you go there with a blank slate you will never get through everything and might confuse yourself more.
Last time we went was 2 years ago when we were debating a new motorhome (small A or C) with bunks vs a new travel trailer. We went there just to walk through the motorhomes with bunks. Ended up staying with a travel trailer due to the extra space and cost of the floor plans we liked. So it was useful in that regard, but we ended up buying directly through the dealer. There really is no "show price". You can negotiate that price any time.

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Posted: 08/25/19 12:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been there 4 times and in my opinion, well worth it if looking for the right rig for you. It's big and like stated above it can be confusing if you go in with a clean slate. Try to go during the middle of the week. Last year it was crowded on Saturday morning and didn't even go in (was there on Thursday and Friday).


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