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SoonDockin

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Posted: 11/06/19 07:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are happy with our current setup. We still like looking at other types and are wondering if traveling to one of the upcoming shows would be worth doing. Is it much better than going to a large RV dealer?


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If I wasn't in the market I certainly would not travel very far to attend a show; but that's just me.


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We go to RV shows for a nice outing. Get to pick up some freebie items and look at the new trailers. Seeing the new additions might give an idea or two for something to do to current trailer. Have never bought at the shows. Get to see a lot in one stop.


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DW and I are going to Portland Metro RV show tomorrow. Looking at different layouts and features. Now days I find even floor plans we like lack storage/closet/drawer space in the bed room.
It is an opportunity to see different brands without driving to several different RV lots.
We like our current rig, and have made several upgrades to it.


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If you're not interested in buying, but just want to look, I think the show would be better. The show is considered an "entertainment" venue, so lookie-loos are expected and welcome. The dealership is there for actual sales.


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Be sure to carry your smart phone in case you see something you like. That way you can check prices on the spot with RVTrader.com.

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If it's nearby and cheap to free...sure. If nothing else, it gives you an outing but also gives you ideas on things you might want or want to avoid.

Would I travel 3hr and pay $20 each...no.


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Not a big fan of RV shows myself. Generally not many accessories being offered for sale, other then camp ground memberships, and to many people cramming into the inventory on hand. If I want to look at whats out there I prefer to stop at a dealerships and look around.





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Winter RV shows are a nice warm place to go when you live in Buffalo, NY.
It is going to be below freezing the next 48 hrs and snow!
I've got to go out now an winterize my TT, brrrrrr!

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Went to the big show at Fontana Racetrack. Big, Big discounts. MSRP of $140K down by as much as $50K. Caveat: You have to take the display unit, I believe.


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