RV Shows are held annually and Bi-annually in every state at different times of the year. Some of the largest are held in states where the rigs are manufactured.
They are called by different names like RV Shows, RV Expos, Camping Expos and some go by RV Supershows. Make sure you have on good walking shoes that you can walk all day in.
After you come through the gate be sure to grab a program that will show you where the food and drinks and restrooms are located.
Let the fun begin, you will see what looks like miles of RVs,vendors selling Towbars, furniture, upgrades for WiFi you name it if it has to do with RV life it will be their.
But what is the RV Show all about, I have been to many in my lifetime and have learned what to expect when I do go.
These RV Shows are put together by the RV manufacturers who give financial incentives to the sales reps who sell their brands.
Their ensures their goal of selling as many rigs as they can in a short amount of time.
The average RV show is 3 days long.
The sellers claim to be marking down, Slashing prices at these shows.
This is not always the case, in fact, it’s the opposite, they are trying to unload their end of year models before the new year models come in.
There is no great deal made on any RV at an RV Show. Unless the buyer has done all the research and comparison shopping before coming to the show.
Walking into an RV show and buying one without prior research is financial suicide. The sellers are aware of that fact but the buyers need to be aware.
The sales tactics in place at the RV shows have people eating, drinking and feeling great, they play loud fast music to enhance the moods of prospective buyers and loosen the purse strings.
There are tons of Giveaways and Raffles, some even give away an RV, fill out and turn in your tickets it could be you that wins.
Everything is expensive and it’s all geared toward RV lifestyle.
The vendors line up with their products in their 10×10 booths and wait for the prey they are selling everything from RV insurance to RV bike racks.
But again buyer beware, the sellers are aware that these folks are here looking and maybe have no intention of buying today but they make offers that can’t be turned down and the customer believes that if they don’t buy today they will never get this great deal later.
Most of these folks have been looking and walking through beautiful RVs all day, dreaming about what it would feel like to take the family on vacation in one of these beauties.
These folks are like sitting ducks easy prey for the sellers to pick off at will with a few promises and a few white lies they are hooked.
The folks that fall for the hype and purchase an RV before researching have regrets and have spent huge amounts of money.
Know this, their is no such thing as a cheap RV from buying to maintaining it takes money.
So all I’m saying is RV shows can be a great resource when looking to buy an RV, just don’t buy one the same day without researching.
RV shows provide potential customers the opportunity to see the newest RVs and the latest RV must have gadgets.It is a day when you can converse with fellow RVers and share stories. Learn and ask questions.
Never assume that buying an RV at an RV show is going to save you money it won’t, do your homework.
As long as your aware of the RV shows intent and that is to sell RVs, you will be fine.
So take all the information you gathered at the show and your research and make an informed decision on the right RV for you and your family.
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