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Readers Say Yes and No to RV Shows

“No.  We have gone in years past to the Mid-America RV Show in Kansas City and were very disappointed.  They show the high-end buses, but seldom have truck campers.  When we ask, the dealers say there is no interest in truck campers in the Midwest.  I say, “show them and they will buy”.  We had to go from Kansas City to Douglasville, Georgia for our new Lance.  It was well worth the drive.  The Kansas City dealers lost out.” – Peggy S.

“Yes.  I go to the Florida RV Super Show on the last weekend of January.  I’m looking for a little bit of everything.” – Jim McLaughlin

“I am not going to an RV show this year.  The only one nearby is this week in Kansas City, but they never have any truck campers in the show.  I would love to go to an RV show with truck campers, but the nearest one is about 600 miles away as far as I know.” – John Bull

“I’m going to the Florida RV Super Show to mostly look for pop-up pick up campers.  Usually they don’t have a lot of pick up campers, but I’ll still go looking.  The show runs from January 16th to 20th.” – Pete Lewerk

“We plan to attend the Springfield RV Show in Massachusetts this year as we have in past years.  It gets us in the truck camping mode and who knows, we might find a deal we just can’t refuse!” – Allan and Gale Riley

“I usually don’t hit RV shows in the purest sense, but I attend shows that cover a combination of things that fit my particular needs and style.  I’ve been to the Colorado RV and Adventure Travel Show in the past, and found 95% was not for me.  My style of rough-and-tumble truck camping was outside most of the realm covered in that show. 

It’s a great show if you are in the market for a new truck camper, pull behind, or motorhome.  There were a few gadgets, products, venders and ideas that I looked at but, overall, the Colorado RV and Adventure Travel Show isn’t really my cup of tea.  

What is my cup of tea?  Well, you guys know me!  The Denver International Sportsman’s Expo.  I make plans to hit that show every year.  It’s not an RV show per se, but some RVs and accessories are represented and covered there, as well as equipment for my interests in four-wheel drive camping.  It also has the rest of the gamut for outdoor enthusiasts, sportsman, and campers of all kinds. There are booths there that have all kinds of things truck camper folks can use and an endless supply of outdoor gadgetry, supplies, and toys. 

I love this show, and usually spend an entire day there from opening to almost closing.  This show is also in the dead of winter when I get a little stir crazy, and need to immerse myself in outdoor toys and thought.  It’s like smacking the arm to pump up a vein, an inject a dose of the outdoors and adventure.  Well, for me anyway.  My poor wallet is already getting the shakes and trying to hide.” – Jim McCoy


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