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Old 02-26-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Just returned from 21st New Orleans RV Show

So... This was my first RV show to attend.

I was not impressed.

I would say there was over 300 5th wheels and TTs on display, and over 100 Class As. Class Cs? Maybe 20.

$8 per person to enter, walked through a maze of vendors trying to sell you Jewelry Cleaners, some kind of liquid room freshners (looked like a colored tank of water), Foot massage demos, and Homemade Jellys. All before I could even get to the first RV displayed.

Am I missing something? Are Class C MHs being phased out?

I'm gonna have to just go to a local dealer so I can check out MHs I am interested in. For now... I'm not to keen on RV shows. Let me know if I just had 1 bad experience.

Oh... To top the whole event off, my car alarm remote's battery died and I had to call a taxi (3 to be exact) and get them to drive me 2 blocks to get a new battery.

Total cost of this little trip: $357.56 that would have been a nice MH payment.

Thanks for letting me vent.

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Old 02-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Our local shows are much smaller but are mostly tt's and 5vers. Very few A's and C's at all.

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Old 02-27-2012, 11:28 AM   #3
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We have had same thing happen to us in the past, after driving an hour to one show last year, it was so small and boring. We have now decided to just go to dealers when they have their spring sales celebrations, lots of different models and makes to see. We aren't looking to buy anything, just got a Class A in Nov. , but we enjoy seeing what is new and exciting from year to year.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:32 AM   #4
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I enjoy the shows. Here in chicago we have 2 pretty big ones, one in jan, one in feb, prime cabin fever season.

They are always packed by what most people buy. Lots of TT's, some fivers, park models, and class c's. A handfull of gassers, and 2 or 3 DP's.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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I've been to the shows in N.O. a few times. Not too much to write home about.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:51 AM   #6
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Depends on the venue.... and what your expectations are...

we are not necessarily going to buy, just to browse the new things....
and even that's sometimes difficult with all the other 'non-buyers'

we just went to the Fort Worth show and it had a FEW things of interest,
but loved the Dallas show last time we went...
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:44 AM   #7
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We went to the Ft. Worth show last year prior to us buying our fiver. They was heavy in motorhomes. We are now looking to upgrade to a motorhome, but Ft. Worth is to far to travel for the show. We was in Dallas working last year at that time. We also went to the Houma show a few weeks ago and it had very few motorhomes. We also plan on going to the New Orleans show as well.

Being we live on the Northshore we make monthly visits to Berryland and DixieRV. We like Berryland, but hate DixieRV.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:44 AM   #8
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Local Shows

My wife gets all hyped up over our local show here in Atlanta. The two years I have gone, must agree and was not impressed. All the junk they are pushing feels as though we were at a Flea Market. Also, the amount of sales people are ten times what you find at a dealership, think they must bring some in from other towns just to have a big presence.
The manufacturers usually have some reps there also, for what reason I don't know. Last year, after we had purchased our new 5th wheel unit, the rep from our manufacturer promissed us the world in helping us getting the new rigs defects taken care of, never heard from him again after the show....wish they would just stay in there ivory towers and push their pencils around.
No doubt we will be at the next one here in Atlanta coming up soon, thanks goodness for Jack Daniels, he's my only friend at these shows...Of yes, check out the price of the food they are pushing. that;s another RV payment!!

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