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Merrykalia

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Posted: 11/08/19 12:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We attended a couple of shows that had sites set up so you could camp right beside the show. That might be available to you, but there will be lots of traffic.

I should have said in my previous post that we usually always find an idea that we can put to use in our RV. Both of us are pretty handy, so we can build or fabricate ideas.


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Posted: 11/09/19 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well we went to the Portland Metro RV show on Thursday afternoon, nice to beat the crowds!
Looked at a Arctic Fox 29-5K, compared to our current Keystone Sprinter Copper Canyon 293 FWSLS, felt there was less inside storage, but much larger basement. There were also fir and finish issues.
Then looked a a Grand Design Solitude very nice, will need to look through all their floor plans, as the sales person said they were coming out with a rear kitchen model.


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I have enjoyed going to shows, up until the last one I went to. It was last winter, in Raleigh, NC. I went on Saturday afternoon. Here's the problem: it was the peak of flu season, and there were hordes of people crammed into every one of the RV's. It didn't occur to me until I left that I had just exposed myself to a million opportunities for the flu to infect me. Thank God, I never did get sick, but the thought of it was enough to keep me from doing it again. If I go to a show again, I'll try to go at a time when there are fewer people (Friday during the day or Saturday morning). I'll also bring along a lot of hand sanitizer. Might even wear a mask.

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Posted: 11/16/19 05:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

February in CT is awful cold, we always take a ride to the Springfield MA show, we enjoy window shopping the rvs and stopping at all the booths and talking to the campground owners.


SpeakEasy hear you about the flu. Springfield show is packed on the weekends. When we went to the Springfield show I had just recovered from being out 3 weeks with a URI that developed into the flu and I always get a flu shot.

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We attend the local RV show every year, or at least we did until we retired two years ago. We bought our first trailer at the RV show in Minneapolis. We saved almost 50% because we bought at the show. Our dealer told us they sell 60% of their annual sales in 10 days at the RV show. Every time we attend, we learn something we didn't know before. We enjoy it very much.


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We go to the big RV show in Quartzsite, AZ every year. We are quite happy with the rv that we have, but it is fun to see what new glitz and glitter the mfrs have come up with. We usually find some new gadget that we buy for our current motorhome from one of the hundreds of vendors.


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